Patrone’s history dates back to far off 1922, when Giuseppe Patrone started to hand-build rowing and sailing boats used for fishing in the small sea town of Ceriale, basing his craft on the shape and form of the traditional ‘gozzo ligure’.
Since the first boat models, the exceptional building skills of Patrone shipyard begin to stand out in the nautical world. The class ‘dinghy’ 12 feet, born in 1920, holds the honor of twenty-six victories at the Italian national championships.
Pier Michele and Ornella Moreno acquire Patrone shipyard, enriching its historical craftsmanship with the innovation of material, technology and design; developing a wide range of models’ that achieve resounding interest also outside the Italian borders.
Heir of the first cabin boat dating back to 1970 (the Nautilus), the Patrone 25’ marks the beginning of a new era: the one of recreational boating. Combining excellent sea keeping and spacious livability, typical characteristics of the Ligurian gozzo, with great autonomy and high speeds, as required in modern times; the small gozzo is one of the great successes of the shipyard that will manufacture this model over a 100 times.
Inspired by the desire to interpret the boat as an object which you should be able to enjoy with instinctive pleasure, the twenty-first century opens with the launch of a new attractive model. The Patrone 42 ‘open , with a 12 sq. meter teak deck amazes at the Cannes Yachting Festival and still fascinates customers with its timeless design.
Proud of the inimitable Italian tradition, the shipyard launches with the new model Patrone 27’ Special, an elegant boat version in which the roots of the Mediterranean style brilliantly meet the authenticity of the design made in Italy
Patrone celebrates the achievement of 90 years of activity and at the same time 50 years of participation in the Boat Show in Genoa, inviting clients, friends and fans to several events, such as the golf trophy and the ‘Patrone Day’ where an important historic milestone becomes an occasion of joyful celebration
Driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, the shipyard Patrone officially acquires the prestigious Sciallino brand with the aim of preserving the rich and unique tradition of the ‘Ligurian gozzi’, maintaining the distinct production lines of the two shipyards. In this way, two brands found a solid union sharing the same vision: building boats capable of making the sea the most beautiful place on earth for its owner.
2022 marks a great milestone for Patrone: the centenary of its foundation, in 1922. 100 years of success and excellence. 100 years of history. The story of a family business that found its identity in the creativity and ingenuity of Italian savoir-faire. Patrone 100, the new model designed by Tommaso Spadolini, is the evidence of the shipyard’s innovative spirit. A completely new boat capable of embodying the elegance, charm and nuances of the boats of the Sixties, projecting them into the future.
To describe a firm one can rely on tables, numbers, and corporate organisation charts. However, we genuinely believe that the strength of a company lies in the aimed objectives, the accepted challenges, and the difficulties it can overcome. So, the value of the Patrone Moreno’s shipyard can be read in its financial statements and its independence, always a reliable private company and, above all, in its strategies. In the series of challenges that we have accepted in almost 100 years of history, committing ourselves to win them.
“The values of a family business”
Nowadays, having time for ourselves is a luxury as time has become one of the most precious goods. Here in Italy, the Patrone Moreno shipyard wants to interpret the boat as an object that you can enjoy very easily and with instinctive pleasure. By doing this, the sea will become your favourite place on Earth.
“Your second home on the water”
The shipyard occupies a private estate of 5,000 square meters in the immediate vicinity of the Autostrada dei Fiori, exit Albenga. The area can be reached by heavy lorries for the transport of boats with the possibility of manoeuvring within the site area itself. It consists of several buildings dedicated to the various shipbuilding activities, all equipped with systems up to standard.