Does Besenzoni’s first electric footbridge retire hydraulics?


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It doesn’t matter what part of the world you are in. Besenzoni boat accessories such as cranes, gangways, and more on powerboats (and even sailboats) are prevalent everywhere. The Sarnico-based company in more than 50 years has always focused on maximum innovation. Now the latest innovation is LaPasserella, the first electric catwalk in history that changes the approach to the catwalk. It will hardly retire the classic (and popular) hydraulic walkway, but it will provide an alternative with a whole range of important advantages. Here are which ones.

LaPasserella: the Besenzoni electric footbridge

Soon the electric revolution will also cover Besenzoni’s signature stairways and tender lifts. Meanwhile, for now, the catwalks are the first testing ground. Why is this electric walkway a highly innovative product? Because it is lighter, it consumes less energy and less fuel.


  • Without of oil and hydraulic power unit decreases the weight by about 30 kg
  • Increase the space in the engine room
  • Fewer pounds on board, but also lower on installation and maintenance costs
  • Reduced fuel consumption

Energy Efficiency

  • LaPasserella reduces onboard energy consumption. There is no hydraulic motor power, and the cables are with significantly smaller cross sections
  • Energy is optimized, starting with electronic stress control with less current to avoid excessive stress to the system and structure
  • It is operated with either 12Vdc or 24Vdc power supply.

Silent system

  • The system is obviously quieter due to electric operation.


  • LaPasserella does not use hydraulic oil in the system and/or engine room. Fewer possibly polluting materials such as plastic and rubber hoses are used.
  • A UV-stabilized PVC synthetic material covering can be placed on the platform.

LaPasserella from the design point of view presents a revised line. In addition, it is possible to choose coating, color and have different customized installation solutions. This new range can be managed via smartphone with the Besenzoni Control Device APP and thanks to the installation of the Bluetooth BUC module . The possibility of managing it remotely with standard remote control is not lost.

The LaPasserella range will initially be produced in 3 versions of different lengths ranging from 2 to 4.5 meters and will mainly target the sailing world but also the motor world where more and more green solutions are sought.

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