Still waters

Whether polenta, typical regional fish dishes or typical cheeses – the region around Lake Como invites you to an Alpine-Mediterranean pleasure trip.  And on the water, the “Vaporina Elletra” offers guests an e-mobile experience of a special kind.

Since 1771, the eighth generation of the Ernesto Riva boatyard has been ensuring that the waters of Lake Como have beams after all – exceptionally beautiful and traditionally crafted ones at that. Today’s managing director Daniele Riva keeps up with the times and combines the core values of tradition and sustainability in a modern, future-oriented way. In recent years, he has created two beautiful, fully electric boats, the “Ernesto” and the traditional “Vaporina”.

The Vaporina has always been a boat of the luxury class, a small but fine yacht that took the local society or tourists from the north and south to excursions or parties.

The ten-metre-long “Vaporina Elettra”, equipped with a fully electric drive, is the first “e-yacht” on Lake Como to be offered for rent. It offers space for twelve passengers and can cruise to the most beautiful places around the lake for up to five hours on one battery charge.

You can hire the classic beauty, including a boat guide, from the “Como Classic Boats” boat hire company in Laglio at the southern end of the lake.

Pictures: Como Classic Boats

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