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A Restored 1959 'Villa d'Este' SPORTS BOAT designed by Guido Abbate and built by Portezza Shipyard, Italy

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Overall Length: 21' :: Waterline: 17'6 :: Beam: 7' :: Draught: 3' :: Displacement: n/a

Engine: 144hp BPM Petrol Engine :: Designer: Guido Abbate :: Builder: Portezza Shipyard :: Location: La Spezia, Italy

Sail: n/a :: Berths: n/a :: Year: 1959 :: Price: £17,500 / Offers

Broker's Details:

HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:

The Abbate Power-Boat Builders are a well known and successful Italian yard which produced a series of popular power boats, particularly from the 1950's to 1970's in a similar style to Riva.  The first of these the Pamblo, a mono hull, twin engined power-boat went on to win numerous competitions and no less than six world speed records.  The introduction of the Ribot series of tourist boats led to the production of the Villa d'Este, Super Abbate, Abbate Special, California and Eden Rock.  By 1970 and the advent of mass GRP hulls the wooden classics were phased out of production.

This Villa d'Este has been fully restored to the exact original specification with close attention to the finish and detailing.  Purchased by the present owners in 1999 a six year restoration commenced with the mahogany hull and decks having no less than twelve coats of marine varnish with a resultant mirror like finish.  The upholstery, chrome fittings, were either faithfully replicated, restored and re-chromed.

The engine was replaced in 2004 with an identical to the original dating from 1970 and supplied by BPM, a four cylinder 144hp Ionic petrol engine.  Once restored the vessel, after a sea trial has been kept in dry storage with a full waterline cover.

BROKERS NOTE:

A superbly restored Italian sports boat offering all the style of a Riva Ariston or Acquarama but at a fraction of the price.   Offers will be considered on the guide price.

Guide: EUR 20,000 / Offers Considered

Lying: La Spezia

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