MILAN – 'died at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, where he was hospitalized for a few days, Tullio Abbate, 76, known builder of motorboats and champion powerboat , one of the symbolic figures of Lake Como.
Son of Guido Abbate , one of the pioneers of shipbuilding on the lake, Bruno started in 1969 with his own shipyard.
It was he who started the production of motorboats from wood to fiberglass, with models that have become famous such as Sea Star, Offshore 36, Executive and Exception and to race with his boats.
Coronavirus, Tullio Abbate is dead: he won European championships and world competitions.
During his career he won European championships, world competitions and the Centomiglia del Lario.
"I baked 8500 boats in 40 years," he said a few years ago, "and I sold them all over the world. On those hulls I had the honor of also putting Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini engines.
Among my clients Schumacher, Piquet, Gilles Villeneuve, Keke Rosberg, Maradona, Matthäus, Prost, Pironi, Ayrton Senna, Vialli, Mancini, Giacomo Agostini, Jacky Ickx, Björn Borg, Bruno Giacomelli, Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia, Stefano Casiraghi and la Princess Carolina of Monaco, and not least Sylvester Stallone and Madonna.
The Marzotto, De Nora families, the Versace family. Here we got used to the stars thirty years before Clooney's arrival ”. (source ANSA).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano