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This summer marks an important anniversary for Bergamo-based nautical accessories company Besenzoni. Fifty years may have passed since Giovanni Besenzoni founded the company, now a worldwide arsenal of nautical accessories, in Sarnico on the banks of Lake Iseo, but what hasn't passed is the unique craftsmanship that has always distinguished the Besenzoni brand.

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While still a small business at heart, Besenzoni today has seven production sites in operation in the province—all equipped with cutting edge technologies.

The manufacturing flexibility that the company has preserved throughout the years means that today, alongside its standard production, Besenzoni is able to offer a wide range of tailored products, conceived by architects and designers aimed at resolving even the most complex requests from demanding clients.

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In 1973, the company was the first to introduce the stern platform with ladder, and ten years later invented hydraulic gangways with remote control—a revolution of its time in the marketplace. 

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Today, Besenzoni designs and builds products for commercial and leisure boats, characterized by a simple, functional and highly recognizable design, based on strict structural studies and scrupulous testing of every single component to ensure high reliability and service.

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Besenzoni stands among a venerable list of names which have brought great innovation to the nautical industry. The company has 187 sales offices in 50 countries and a direct service network of 164 workshops around the world, coordinated by the head office. 

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Over 170 product lines bear the company trade mark that can be found on boats all over the world today. The production line spands seven collections: gangways; tender launch and towing systems (cranes, bridge cranes, hydraulic platforms, sliders); helm seats and chair supports; bathing ladders; table bases; custom projects; and a carbon line—with 60 patents and numerous prizes and awards from the international market over the years.


The constant focus on the management of production processes and technologies used has made the brand a guarantee of product quality, as recognized by the Italian Naval Register. Today at the company’s helm stands Giovanni's son Giorgio as CEO, who represents continuity and the future of Besenzoni.

Giovanni Besenzoni

Giovanni Besenzoni

“Fifty years is an exceptional achievement we are very proud of, and we must thank first and foremost our staff for having come this far," said Giorgio Besenzoni. "The strength of our company lies in the ability of our staff to solve the increasingly complex problems we find ourselves facing. Alongside the introduction of automated production processes over the years, which are a must in today’s manufacturing world, without the very high skill of our craftsmen, Besenzoni would be nothing. In the past 50 years we have stood up to—and continue to face today—increasingly skilled competitors. Our product range has increased greatly, and for this reason, to keep in step, our skills must meet the new demands through constant staff training and qualification.” 

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