On Sunday 29 November 2020, Hans Frauscher passed away peacefully at the age of 81, surrounded by his family. Youngest son of the company founder Engelbert Frauscher, Hans together with his brother Ernst (who passed away in 2017) and their respective wives Dorothea and Elisabeth have contributed to making Frauscher one of the most modern and innovative shipyards in Europe.
Hans Frauscher grew up within the walls of the shipyard, “breathing nautical” from early childhood. As production manager, he laid the foundations that allowed the family business to achieve a success that is now recognized internationally.
Thanks to his contribution, the shipyard has reached important goals in terms of research and development, creating unique and innovative models in the electrical field as well as with the construction of polyester boats. For over 90 years, the Frauscher shipyard has been known for the high quality and craftsmanship that distinguishes its production, a success made possible also thanks to the tenacity and hard work of Hans Frauscher.
Passionate sailor, Hans has been national champion several times and in 1982 he won the title of world champion in the H-Boat class.
The family and employees of the Frauscher shipyard mourn Hans Frauscher and Cantiere Nautico Feltrinelli, importer of the brand in our country, joins the condolences from Italy, with all the staff and the members of the Feltrinelli family, linked to the Frauscher for over thirty years of sincere friendship and mutual respect.