Five different boats take the visitors to the five chapters of the Museum, from the first boat to run 200 km/h, to the elegance of an English rowing boat from the beginning of the 1900.
The reception hall welcomes visitors with five marvellous boats, an introduction to the five narrative chapters of the museum's tour: historic boats, the 19th century and the English ones, regattas on Lake Como, the class of powerful runabouts and the bolides of motorboat racing on Lake Como.
Visitors are enthralled by the Serie Laghi no. 8, a marvellous sailboat from 1920 which belonged to the countess explorer Carlangela Durini. There is also the eye-catching red hull of Laura I°, designed by Guido Abbate – the first boat to break the 200 km/h barrier – and the elegance of the perfectly conserved Colombo 007.
In this room visitors will also find our bookshop, with books about Lake Como's nautical history, novels and tales of the lake and nautical items Lake Como souvenirs.
Porsche Type 729 Engine
One of the most interesting marine engines ever, it powered the Porsche model 356. It can also be used as an inboard V-Drive mode.