Rowing clubs love Regata Storica.
Not only are they fans of the races, they often know some of the competitors.
But they also love Venice's historic regata because it gives them an opportunity to roll out their best and shiniest boats.
Not all of the rowing clubs in Venice have these extremely custom craft, but some of the more established clubs have a "desona".
Yes, I must admit, I'm coining a term here. The term "desona" is a word I derived from the latter half of the boat designation.
This one is a "diesona" - which is rowable by up to ten crew members.
Here's The GSVVM's 14-man "Mestrina" - she's a "quattordesona"