Industry mourns Giovanni Besenzoni

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Besenzoni has manufactured boat parts and accessories for more than 50 years.

Besenzoni has manufactured boat parts and accessories for more than 50 years.

Besenzoni SpA founder and president Giovanni Besenzoni died Aug. 11 in his home town of Sarnico on Iseo Lake in northern Italy. He was 77 years old.

An entrepreneur, he founded Besenzoni SpA in 1967. Today, the company is a global designer and manufacturer of boat parts and accessories. With more than 100 employees and seven production units in the Sarnico area, Besenzoni has served clients for more than 50 years in 90 countries as one of the flagship companies of the “Made in Italy” branding and philosophy.

He maintained the company motto that continues under his children, Giorgio and Fiorella: ”Manufacturing high-quality marine products that are technologically advanced with a distinctive design, which can be produced on an industrial scale or tailored for each customer. Permanently supported by overall assistance, anytime and anywhere.”

He was awarded as a Nautical Pioneer in 2008 and Besenzoni’s inventions are countless: from the stern platform with ladder introduced in the 1970s to hydraulic gangways with remote control 10 years later to the latest technological helm seats that were winners of international awards.

“From a small company to a consolidated industrial, the heart of our work at Besenzoni has remained the same: the man and his craftsmanship,” Besenzoni liked to say, according to a statement.

Besenzoni was known as a brilliant and generous man beloved by his collaborators. He is remembered by those who knew him as having a keen sensitivity towards the less fortunate, and actively helping with charity actions, discreetly, without boasting about it.