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F.lli Razeto & Casareto nominated for DAME Award

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Research and development, creativity and innovation: the vital ingredients underpinning the burgeoning success of F.lli Razeto & Casareto, a company with almost a century of experience in the Made in Italy nautical sector.

Founded in 1920, the Sori-based company which specialises in designing and manufacturing hardware and handles for boats, yachts, superyachts and commercial vessels, is preparing to show at the upcoming METSTRADE in Amsterdam, the leading international nautical accessories trade event. F.lli Razeto & Casareto will be bringing a range of products that quite literally has no equal in its sector. A fact attested to by the company’s success not only in terms of sales but also recent awards and nominations garnered by the products it is launching for the 2018 nautical season.

The concept Soft Close Flush Lock by F.lli Razeto & Casareto
The concept Soft Close Flush Lock by F.lli Razeto & Casareto

The first of the 2018 products to debut was the Soft Close Flush Lock which won the ADI – UCINA Salone Nautico 2017 Accessory Prize at the recent Genoa International Boat Show. This innovative magnetic locking system for soft close drawers delivers exactly the kind of safe locking required to keep drawers securely closed even under challenging navigation-induced stress. Put simply, a powerful magnet in the Soft Close Flush Lock releases a catch held in place by a spring in the drawer when the latter reaches the end of its closing slide, locking it securely.

The ADI – UCINA Salone Nautico 2017 Accessories Prize was awarded to the system by an authoritative jury headed by Luisa Bocchietto, President of the WDO (World Design Organization).

“F.lli Razeto & Casareto is an authentic emblem of the very best of Made in Italy,” declared President Bocchietto when presenting the prize. “Because every year, it presents our jury with products that stand out for the quality of the original, innovative ideas behind them and in terms of the finished objects which epitomise the ‘well-made’ concept. It is no coincidence that this is the fourth time since I have headed the jury for this prize that I have had the pleasure of presenting it to this company.”

Both the Soft Close Flush Lock concept and the finished product are of huge practical value as they eliminate a common problem encountered aboard boats fitted with soft close drawers. This fact is attested to by the system’s selection as a finalist in the prestigious DAME AWARD, which is presented each year at the METS – Amsterdam (14-16 November 2017) for the best nautical accessories. The Soft Close Flush Lock will be on display on the F.lli Razeto & Casareto stand (stand number: 01.647).

F.lli Razeto & Casareto: luminous door handle lit from within by a dimmable light source
F.lli Razeto & Casareto: luminous door handle lit from within by a dimmable light source

Research and development, creativity and innovation are the core elements of the F.lli Razeto & Casareto DNA regardless of the product produced and also apply to the luxury handles that the company has developed in recent years specifically for the superyacht world. The METS Amsterdam also provides the Sori-based company with another important showcase as it will be premiering the various lines in its collection of luminous door handles at stand 11.602 in the Superyacht Pavillon. These highly innovative products are lit from within by a dimmable light source in a variety of colours, fulfilling management, entertainment and even safety functions aboard. An exclusive patent makes for very easy installation, use and maintenance as well as seamless integration with domotics and other ambience management systems aboard. Equally they can be controlled using a dedicated app from any of the owner’s mobile devices.