Maregiglio srl was founded in 1969 by its owner, Joseph Rum. Behind this daring business concept lay the intention to establish a transport service to and from the island of Giglio which would offer the very highest standards of quality and efficiency.
The adventure began with the acquisition of a small second-hand ferry boat, purchased in Norway and immediately renamed GIGLIO ESPRESSO. The boat was soon plying the route between Porto San Stefano and the island of Giglio.
With the increase in tourist traffic in the early 1970s, Maregiglio srl purchased its first hydrofoil, expanding the route between Porto Santo Stefano and Giglio. The company also initiated a regular seasonal service with the island of Giannutri.
In the late 1980s, the company upgraded its fleet, replacing the now out-dated GIGLIO ESPRESSO with two modern ferries. In terms of both size and speed, these were ideally suited to the changing needs of users. And so the GIGLIO ESPRESSO II and the DIANIUM joined the fleet of Maregiglio srl: the latter craft being entirely constructed at the C.U.V. shipyards in Viareggio.
At the end of the 1990s, the company's assets were further increased with the purchase of a new ferry in Denmark. This was updated in line with SOLAS regulations, and renamed the ISOLA DEL GIGLIO.
In 2005, the "GIUSEPPE RUM" was launched, and soon became the company's flagship.
The name pays homage to the founder of the business, in recognition of an entrepreneur who was the first to realise the importance of entering a market virtually monopolised by state-owned concerns, and who visualised a future where commitment, perseverance and the pursuit of customer satisfaction would be amply rewarded.