Our two bragozzi are rare examples of the traditional fishing boats that were used in the Adriatic and in the Venetian Lagoon.
We have a 9-metre bragozzo for up to 9 passengers, and a 10-metre bragozzo for up to 12 passengers. Both are equipped with seating, sun tents, fridge and printed material about the natural environment and history of the lagoon. The boats are available for hire either individually or as a pair; for groups of more than 21 people, a small fleet of bragozzi can be hired.
Between the beginning of the eighteenth century and the early twentieth centrury, the bragozzo was the most widespread fishing boat in the Northern Adriatic but, with the advent of the diesel engine, it was gradually replaced by modern fishing boats.
Originally, the bragozzo was equipped with two sails, often made by the families of the fishermen. The boats were always colourful with the hull adorned with religious decorations (often angels with trumpets who, it was believed, would provide maximum protection for the crew). The flat-bottomed hull and a large rudder that could be lowered or raised allowed the bragozzi to fish both at sea and in the shallow waters of the lagoon
The few reamining seaworthy bragozzi were saved from destruction by individual enthusiasts and associations.