Raffaele Gambardella grew up in what Italians call la città del sole - the city of the sun: Napoli. Having the Bay of Naples in his backyard, the sea was an integral part of his life, from the food it provided, to the recreation it offered, to the imagination it inspired. Although he spent a lot of time on the water, through beach days and vacation boat
rentals or on the boats of friends, owning his own remained a dream.
Fast forward to the 1980s - Raffaele is living in New York city, going to college while working in restaurants in order to pay tuition. Eventually, he married his American bride, left the hospitality industry, and raised a family on Long Island - he couldn’t be far from the sea, after all. All the while, though, he never stopped dreaming of the water.
Finally, in 2016 Raffaele purchased his first boat, a twenty-seven foot Cobalt R7. Since then, along with his wife and three daughters, Raffaele has taken to the seas. Boating has become integral to the Gambardella family, who have spent the past six summers boating around Long Island and New England. From their homebase on Long Island’s beautiful North Fork, the Gambardella family has found a way to make their sea-inspired dreams come true.
Always looking for ways to represent Italy here in the USA, when he finally became a boat owner Raffaele went searching for high quality, Italian crafted boat accessories that would stand up to the salt, wind and waves without sacrificing style. As luck would have it, he found precisely what he was looking for in the place where our story begins: Napoli. In 2021, Raffaele met Salvatore Palumbo, who has been making - to great acclaim - a wide variety of nautical accessories and decor that met his exacting standards of durability, function, and beauty.
Today, with Amalfi Outfitters, Raffaele and his family aim to bring these impressive examples of Italian design to you. Perfect for boats, poolsides, backyards, or any environment in which shatter-proof accessories are needed and sophistication is wanted, Amalfi Outfitter products are guaranteed to elevate all of your outdoor experiences.
We look forward to you joining our Amalfi Outfitters famiglia.
Smooth sailing, Raffaele,
AnneMarie, Emilia, Eileen and Karen Gambardella