Artisans first and foremost
The history of Fratelli Aprea is written on the faces of fishermen and seafaring men who have always sailed on boats born out of the meticulous work of the master carpenters who belong to this family. An art born in Sorrento and jealously handed down from generation to generation. A deep and unbreakable link that binds the Aprea brothers to the sea and to this land. Still today, gozzo boats are built according to artisan methods and with the same passion as yesterday, albeit innovative in terms of adopted lines and elegant design. The final result is an increasingly exclusive product.
Seafaring men and dreamers
A company founded by a family who still works in the sign of tradition and quality, constantly looking to update and improve its creations. During World War II, the history of the gozzo boats underwent a profound change. Old jeep engines started to be used on the boats, an intuition seized by Franco Aprea, who contributed to changing the shape of the Gozzo of Sorrento. Today, the Aprea brothers still work according to the family tradition, handed down from their father Franco and their uncles, before that from their grandfather Cataldo and his brothers, before that from their great-grandfather Giovanni and finally, more than a century ago, from their great-great grandfather Cataldo, the family’s first master carpenter, the one who set out the guidelines for the creation of a symbol of craftsmanship and charm. From the Grande Marina, the fame of the Fratelli Aprea shipyards has reached an international level.