Fabio Planamente: “The boat is like a house, in phase 2 you can’t go wrong.”

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Fabio Planamente chief executive officer pardo shipyard

The boat is the safest place in the world (in the water the viral load disperses more easily, scientists say), is experienced by most boat owners as a second home and should be treated as such. This is the opinion of Fabio Planamente, managing director of Cantiere del Pardo (which among its brands has Pardo Yachts for motor and Grand Soleil for sailing, two excellences of Made in Italy).

Boating after the lock-down with Fabio Planamente

Fabio Planamente gave us his take on the issue of the “post-lockdown” recreational boating restart from May 4: there is a rumor that boating could be considered a sporting activity in the decree. This would mean away to recreation, yes, but with one or only two people on board properly spaced. That would be a big mistake, and Planamente explains why and his misgivings.

Not being able to use the boat with one’s family group does not make sense-“I use the boat and leave my children or partner/partner at home?” And even if the “boat = second home” reasoning passes, what about moving bans from region to region? Those who keep their boat in a different region (there are a lot of boat owners, for example from Lombardy, Piedmont and Emilia, who have their boats in Liguria or Tuscany) how will they have to move?

In this interview by our own Eugenio Ruocco, Fabio Planamente touches on all these issues and also tries to answer the fateful question: how will we sail this summer?

 

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