in 1974 Marco and Ingrid Meier founded the Scuola Vela Ascona, which soon became landmark for all those that wanted to obtain marine driving licenses.

Based on the request, more and more bots (both for rental and guided tours) have been purchased. 

Since 2009, their sons, Tony and Adriano Meier have taken over the management of the firm. In 2010 they have expanded the business, also offering nautical-ski- and wakeboard lessons, as well as banana and tube rides.

Organization chart:

Adriano Meier (motorboat teacher)

Tony Meier (sailing boat teacher)

Marco Meier (service)

Ingrid Meier (office)

The whole array of services and activities offered are being capped under the name asconautica.