The prestigious Taroni, Cranchi, Cadenazzi motorboats and the monohulls protagonists of the powerboat races of the 1920s are exhibited here
Here we have the prestigious Taroni, Cranchi and Cadenazzi motorboats and the single-hulls which featured in motorboat races in the 1930s.
What stands out in this room is the elegant MTM, an explosive punt of the Italian Royal Navy and the boat used by Winston Churchill.
The collection of BPM engines is also very important, of which the Museum preserves almost all of the models produced, including an 8V with 16 carburetors of 6000cc, built in collaboration with Eng. Colombi from Maserati Racing Team
The Centomiglia del Lario
Only somebody who was there to see the scene could describe that day in June when Sandro De Col came running, all out of breath, waving a cheque for a million Lira!
It was from the motorboat enthusiast and cheese factory owner, Remo Cademartori, the only person who could have afforded to offer such a generous sponsorship.
... And so, thanks to the generous donation, the Centomiglia became a reality! ...to be continued.
When the TARONI built the MAS
Work got underway in the five Taroni boatyards between Carate and Laglio. Everything went smoothly with the construction of the boats but the same could not be said of the propulsion system. The engines to be installed were Fiat A-12s, but there was a serious delay in delivery. Undeterred, Taroni managed to get his hands on Sterling engines which were available immediately and these were installed with the necessary adjustments on the final 12 of the 18 MAS ordered ...to be continued.