Pride and tradition run deep.
by Ken Kreisler
The Fratelli Aprea 780 is a boat with both a heritage and tradition borne of a sturdy and robust working-class fishing boat design dating back to the 1800s — one that was a mainstay on the Amalfi Coast.
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“Timeless elegance built by hand with artisanal craftsmanship is what makes these boats unique,” says Michael Sinacola, CEO of Fratelli Aprea USA.
Fratelli Aprea’s 780 Tradizionale is a totally modern, hand-built update of the historic gozzo, a double-ended, well-built and seaworthy craft known for its stability. One look at what this boat presents, both inside and out, is what sets her apart from any other. With charming good looks and a practical yet elegant interior, along with a single Yanmar 125-hp diesel pushing it semi-displacement hull at a top speed of 16 knots and a cruise of 12 knots, she is as good as it gets for a day out with the family and friends or a weekend getaway. Either way, she is a definite head-turner wherever she goes.
Where every detail counts, her customization includes a convertible forward berth, a galley with custom countertops, your choice of fine hardwoods and fabrics, as well as attention to detail elsewhere. This is all courtesy of six generations of boat builders, all artisans, all using hand tools, with everything fabricated in house. And on that point, the 780 Tradizionale is built the old-fashioned way with no computers, lasers or assembly lines.
“Seaworthiness is built-in with our heritage of fishing,” Sinacola says. “What we have built here is a reputation based on pride of delivering a superior product to every client along with exquisite attention to detail by passionate and artistic people.”
Consider the Fratelli Aprea 780 Tradizionale if you are looking for a personal statement of ownership.