The Cranchi shipyard is one of the most famous of the made in Italy. With a long tradition and experience, since 1870 it has been producing boats, yachts and sport boats. Today it boasts an excellent production center equipped with high technology, robotic systems, efficient assembly lines and qualified personnel. Some of the Cranchi boats are available for hire or purchase at Rappydrive in Moniga del Garda, a company that allows you to experience all the charm of the Lake Garda landscape on board the elegant, fast and technological boats of the renowned Cranchi company.
Rappydrive for boating on Lake Garda, has over sixty boats for renting boats and selling boats and is able to meet the tastes and needs of tourists, enthusiasts and experts. The latter will appreciate, with particular enthusiasm, the refinement of Cranchi products. Below we illustrate the merits and history of this well-known shipyard.
Knowing how to appreciate beauty is one of the most precious gifts given to man.
The history of Cranchi is linked to a place where the charm of nature is linked to the wonders designed by man. The first Cranchi boats moved among the splendid villas of Lake Como.
Here is the origin of a shipyard with advanced production lines, in which technically perfect yachts take shape.
Engineering and design jewels, which accompany women and men by sea, to discover a world that continues to give us wonder and beauty.
From the design to the testing of the boats
The design of the boats follows the refinement of the design thanks to the professionalism of the designers who work for the company, engaging with passion in solving the aspirations and desires of its customers. In fact, the first step towards design is listening to the owner’s needs and expectations. To do this, technicians and designers sit next to him to start imagining the new boat together. Then the project is drawn up to the last details, from the deck to the excavation, from the furniture to the technical installations. The assembly and construction of the pieces, in part, from other companies, many made by Cranchi in his factories, take place through a precise assembly line. All the pieces relating to a single model, up to the smallest screw, are selected and sent to the workers, who between computerized processes and manual operations carefully assemble the whole. The deck and the hull are set up separately, to allow the technicians to work more comfortably and with more precision, then the two shells are put together.
The furnishings are among the components that are designed and manufactured within the company. These are produced in the carpentry by numerical control machines, so they are mounted on the boat. Each element fits perfectly with the other; in fact, the Cranchi staff’s design process requires a great deal of care in manufacturing and assembly solutions. To facilitate and speed up the work of the technicians involved in the assembly of the furniture components, there are special aluminum extrusions that, like masks, guide to the correct positioning of the pieces. Behind all this there is the work of qualified engineers who are in charge of programming machines for milling, cutting and molds. Last trial, before delivering the boat to the owner, is the test: it takes place inside large tanks present in the company’s plants.
A bit of history.
Giovanni Cranchi is the pioneer of the Cranchi yard, where he opened his first workshop on Lake Como in 1866; the company is officially registered four years later. In 1932 he opened the factory in Briennio and began the production of wooden boats.
In the seventies, the yard achieves excellent results in production processes, has large factories and increases its production capacity. Instead, since 1997 Cranchi has been providing its customers with the opportunity to test the boats before purchasing, inaugurating the Marine Test Center in Friuli.
Since 2009, Cranchi can boast of owning the plant with the highest level of automation, which allows it to mass-produce yachts up to 78 feet. To date, the company has more than 20,000 fiberglass boats produced.