The origins of the Capraro family date from 1292 in Sicily. After many
generations a branch of the family moved to Naples. They became fishermen
and were based in Mergellina, Naples, where in 1907 Giovanni Capraro
was born. Together with his family he used to come fishing along
the coast in their rowing boat, often calling in at Positano. Here he
fell in love and married Assunta Russo.
To this happy union were born
two sons Gennaro and Salvatore. From a very tender age they followed
in their father’s profession as fishermen. In those days their
boat was a rowing boat and they rowed great distances along the coast.
With the arrival of tourism they had the happy idea of taking out visitors
for short trips in their boat.
As over the years Positano has become
increasingly well known, Gennaro and Salvatore have concentrated more
on taking out passengers, even if they sometimes combine their
excursions with fishing.
Thirty odd years ago Gennaro married an English
girl, Valerie. Now she and their daughter and Salvatore’s daughter
Chiara help to run the company by taking reservations and giving information.
An American lady called Gloria came to Positano some twenty years ago
and fell in love with it. She loves the sea and has become a permanent
fixture on their boats. After a lifetime spent on the sea in this enchanting
part of the world, they enjoy sharing their love and knowledge of it
with their passengers who come from all over the world. Often after unforgettable
moments spent together on the boat these passengers become friends.