The Idea Factory, the editorial by Franco Michienzi
The Made in Italy design is equivalent to excellence, luxury and elegance. Its strength is the ability of joining the quality craftsmanship with the innovation, thanks to the genius of Italian entrepreneurs  and designers by Francesco Michienzi The aim of The Idea Factory is to be a reference point for... Read more
Time for solidarity, the editorial by Franco Michienzi
Pleasure boating is experiencing some of the most dramatic events in its history in Tigullio. The sea, with its legendary and uncontrollable power, destroyed the breakwater at Carlo Riva marina, causing incalculable damage. We’ve pledged to raise funds to support workers from the industry in Rapallo by Francesco Michienzi... Read more
Twenty-five years in Genoa, the editorial by Franco Michienzi
For a quarter of a century now, our magazine BARCHE has always participated in the Genoa International Boat Show. We have proudly participated in the show, which has rewarded the sacrifices and the work of those years by Francesco Michienzi Exactly six years ago I sent an interview request... Read more
Perception, the editorial by Franco Michienzi
Our yachts often have the same features but lower prices than those made in shipyards in Northern Europe. What can be done to change the misconceptions that owners have about our industry? There is no clear, unequivocal solution, but in-depth, open-minded contemplation might help to offer some useful answers... Read more
Sloth, the editorial by Franco Michienzi – August 2018
The seventh deadly sin goes hand and hand with lack of action working towards the common good. This could also have very negative consequences for Italy’s yachting industry  by Francesco Michienzi Sloth, the aversion to work, combined with boredom and indifference, is one of the seven deadly sins and... Read more
Honouring Fabio Perini, the editorial by Franco Michienzi – July 2018
Following a six-year investigation, the founder of Perini Navi has been cleared of all charges, because there was no case to answer. But he will not receive any compensation for the serious damage to his reputation and image  by Francesco Michienzi The news of Fabio Perini’s acquittal passed almost unnoticed.... Read more
Individualism and local rivarly
We are still at year zero when it comes to our political class’s focus on the yachting industry. The Region of Tuscany heads the field in terms of failing to provide an adequate response  by Francesco Michienzi Individualism and personalism are the collective dimension of sociality. Socialising in person... Read more
A wortwhile history, the editorial by Franco Michienzi – May 2018
How should we react to bankrupt firms and brands that return to the market with all the levity of a new enterprise, while still laying claim to their history? by Franco Michienzi When a firm buys a brand from another firm that has gone bust or from a judicial... Read more
Monotony, the editorial by Franco Michienzi – April 2018      
A boat is the perfect way to overcome this human state of mind, but it has to meet some very specific requirements by Francesco Michienzi “What sort of men prefer the monotony of the sea? Those, I think, who have looked so long and deeply into the complexities of... Read more
There’s a Wally in all of us… the editorial by Franco Michienzi – March 2018
Luca Bassani has inspired dozens of designers, who all draw liberally from his philosophy. The Fjord and Pardo saga… by Francesco Michienzi There’s a Wally in all of us. It’s a phrase that fits our industry to a T. One story that has caused widespread astonishment is the saga... Read more