Crossing the 100-year milestone for a shipyard is hardly a trivial achievement. If we add to this the fact that the shipyard in its history has been dedicated since its inception to the same type of boat we are looking at something almost unique. We are talking about the
and the fascinating Ligurian gozzo. We dedicated an article to this achievement in the new issue of
Motor Boats No. 24
, now available on newsstands and digitally. Below is a preview of the article.
Patrone Shipyard, the Ligurian gozzo since 1922
The history of the Patrone shipyard began exactly 100 years ago, in 1922, when Giuseppe Patrone began working as a shipwright building the first fishing boats, both rowing and sailing, in Ceriale. The stylistic feature of these boats was to fully reflect what is the typical Ligurian gozzo line. The key elements are the so-called “nutshell” shape with a recessed bow and short pernaccia. All elements that today, a century later, still live on in the new boats coming out of the shipyard, acquired in 1984 by the Moreno family and now located in Cisano sul Neva, SV.
Over time clearly the figure of the shipwrights has lost its centrality in production, which has become almost entirely in fiberglass. And even the Ligurian goiter certainly has not stood still a hundred years ago. As much as a shipowner may be fascinated by these lines and shapes, technology has since continued on its way. And the owner today often seeks the highest level of innovation on a new boat. And in fact from sails and oars, Patrone’s boats today have come to IPS, one of the most advanced propulsion systems offered by Volvo Penta.
Patrone 100, 11-meter outboard Ligurian gozzo
And in the very near future, there will also be an outboard among the options. Just for the shipyard’s centennial, Patrone is preparing to launch the nearly 11-meter-long Patrone 100, designed in collaboration with yacht designer Tommaso Spadolini. A very modern model that is, however, rooted in the history of the shipyard. First renderings and previews of the boat starting on page 118 of the new issue.