About Us

CLASSIC BOATS VENICE TEAM

Our Mission

RESPONSIBILITY FOR TRADITION AND NATURE

Our central mission is to bring joy, pleasure, and beauty to others and to provide them with an unforgettable experience. This goal leads us to Classic Boats Venice concept to offer all guests the perfect travel experience in Venice.

In doing so, the concept of beauty is an essential means of transmission. Be it the beauty of Venice, the beauty of our boats or simply the loveliness of a secluded anchorage while enjoying a wonderful meal on board and a glass of local wine.

“Give every day a chance to be the most beautiful day of your life.”

(Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer)

Our Team

Carl Georg Zwerenz: “Dear guest, our team and I will always strive to offer you, the most perfect day possible through our dedication and care. In doing so, it is my understanding that each of our employees must also be happy and satisfied in order to pass on our concern to you in the best possible way.”

Boat Crafting

Sustainability

In addition, in all of our activities we strive to promote sustainability in our interaction with nature, as well as local craftsmanship in Venice. This also applies to all our chefs who offer their services as part of our tours and who source their food directly from producers of local businesses, such as farmers from St. Erasmo.

WE SEE OURSELVES AS SPECIALISTS TO MAKE YOUR STAY IN VENICE MORE ENJOYABLE AND WE CAN ALWAYS TAILOR TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.

Our history

Classic Boats Venice was founded in 2018 by Carl Georg Zwerenz: “What was my motivation? After a life full of work and experiences in completely different fields, my passion for beautiful boats led me to Venice, where I myself lacked the opportunity to rent a beautiful boat for an individual lagoon excursion. I can say from my experience that it is traveling and the particularly beautiful vacations and experiences from which I have been able to take and draw so much from in my life. For me, quality is more important than quantity. A vacation doesn’t have to be long, but it has to be beautiful. Beautiful, in the best sense of the word.”

In 2018 Classic Boats Venice started with traditional Venetian wooden boats equipped with electric outboard engines which were rented to self-drivers for lagoon tours. But already in the first year the requests for lagoon tours with professional drivers and for larger groups accumulated. Thus, from 2019, CBV opened up a new segment “tour boats”.

Then in 2020, Dott. Federico Giudiceandrea and Mrs. Carol Polakoff joined our company as partners and quickly became an indispensable part of our CBV family. Also in 2020, CBV then took over the already established Venice Kayak company. Since then, Classic Boats Venice has been able to offer an even broader range of “experiences” to our clients.

Thanks

At this point I would like to thank all friends who have supported our project, be it financially, by advice or by energetic help. Without you I would not have managed this challenging task of starting something new.

I would also like to thank my team for their flexibility and willingness to lend a hand wherever it was needed.

Press & Media

La Repubblica

Historic boats and hi-tech engines “Our idea will save Venice”

Vanity Fair

“..electric boat rental in the Lagoon, a delicate place..”

Rai 1

28 July 2018 – See min. 32 of the TG1 of 8 PM.

Vai Elettrico

Electric Tourism (30): The Venice lagoon with Classic Boats

LagunaMare

“..electric boat rental in the Lagoon, a delicate place..”

Wild Man Life

JULY 17, 2018 From Venice with Love

Our Partners

LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL