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Amidst the cobblestone streets of a charming Belgian village, my wife and I embarked on one of our many trips through Europe. As always, we were drawn to the off-the-beaten-path destinations, those tucked away from the bustling tourist crowds, where hidden gems waited to be discovered. Little did we know that this particular adventure would lead us to an extraordinary find, a classic Italian made by Cantiere Cadenazzi from 1971.

Our journey had taken us to the picturesque countryside. As we followed a winding country road, a faded signpost pointed towards a seemingly abandoned barn. Curiosity piqued, we decided to investigate.

The barn stood in splendid isolation, nestled between antique horse carriages and centuries-old mill wheels. The sun cast long shadows on the weathered wood, as if nature itself were guarding its secrets. A feeling of reverence washed over us, as though we were about to uncover a long-lost relic of the past.

Stepping inside, our eyes fell upon an astonishing sight. There, hidden beneath a thick layer of dust and cobwebs, was a classic wooden boat. Its lines were pure poetry, its craftsmanship meticulous. As we gazed upon it, we could hardly believe our luck. We had stumbled upon a vintage Italian Cadenazzi, a masterpiece of maritime artistry.

The boat seemed to have been untouched for decades, frozen in time. It wore the scars of age, but its spirit remained untarnished. The wood bore the patina of a thousand journeys, a testament to the adventures it had once undertaken. We couldn't resist the urge to reach out and touch the vessel, a connection to history we hadn't expected to find.

The boat's interior was a testament to its authenticity. Everything remained in its original state, from the steering wheel to the upholstery. 

Intrigued by our discovery, we set out to locate the owners. With the help of the locals, we pieced together the story of the Cadenazzi. It appeared that the family who owned the boat had abandoned the barn many years ago. Their descendants were nowhere to be found, leaving the boat to gather dust in its secluded haven.

The Cadenazzi, with only 180 hours of adventure since 1971, had once again found its place in the world, thanks to the unexpected discovery.








17" - 5,25m

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