Umberto Tagliavini, the passion for boats. The real ones …
Marine Design carries out all aspects of design, both for the yachting sector and for technical and work boats, Umberto Tagliavini is a real specialist when it comes to fast hulls by Niccolò Volpati, photo by Andrea Muscatello In the right place at the right time. In the mid-1960s,... Read more
Gianluca Adragna Yacht Design Studio
We met Gianluca Adragna and his team. This versatile group take on every aspect of boat design, from sailing to motor vessels, while also embracing the world of military and working boats. They stand out for their ability to follow the project from beginning to end, from the first... Read more
Valerio Rivellini, nothing is impossible…
A great love of the sea is the driving force behind Studio Tecnico Valerio Rivellini, which specialises in engineering, yacht design, refitting and composite materials  by Carla Pagani Certain designer objects make an impression on us as soon as we see them. We are struck and captivated by them, without... Read more
Andrea Agrusta, NavalHead 
Emerging young talents with clear ideas, Andrea Agrusta heads a team of designers that is making a name for itself thanks  to its originality, reasoning and passion. Innovation is key by Luca Sordelli photo by Andrea Muscatello Clear ideas. Andrea Agrusta welcomes me to his studio in central Trieste and overwhelms me... Read more
Carapace Yacht/Submarine, hybrid category
The Carapace project by Elena Nappi explores the submarine/luxury yacht relationship, and studies its interrelationships with the aim of achieving one product, which is a hybrid in terms  of structure and shape by Elena Nappi This study is the result of my degree in Naval Architecture and it is intended... Read more
Enrico Gobbi: this is how my Team for Design works 
Creativity, collaboration, team work, but also a lot of inspiration from the world of 20th century architecture, those are the ingredients which characterise  the work of Enrico Gobbi and his team by Niccolò Volpati, photo by Andrea Muscatello «A good designer starts from a hand-drawn design. It is with a pencil... Read more
Sergio Cutolo, romantic engineer
Sergio Cutolo a part-engineer, part-philosopher, with a friendly demeanour and an extraordinary passion for sailing who, with his team at Hydro Tec, designs every single aspect of the boat, from the hull to the tiniest design details by Luca Sordelli – photo by Andrea Muscatello He has a different... Read more
Fulvio De Simoni 
The country’s great nautical culture, combined with a unique appreciation of beauty, have made Fulvio De Simoni one of the  best-known styles in the world by Francesco Michienzi The first interview I published with Fulvio De Simoni was back in April 1999, a 16-page article in a 160-page magazine. I dedicated... Read more
Yacht Design, what has happened in the last 10 years?
This is the first of two articles dedicated to the development of yacht design over the last decade. In this issue we look  at custom and semi-custom yachts. We will then go on to examine the production boats by Maria Roberta Morso The years fly by rapidly in the world of yachting,... Read more
Giuseppe Bagnardi, from supercars to megayachts
The designer Giuseppe Bagnardi, with stylistic skills honed in the world of hypercars, has created the concept of a 55-metre maxiyacht with lots of interesting elements  by Massimo Longoni In the past, Giuseppe Bagnardi has worked at Bertone, Lamborghini and Volkswagen’s Advanced Design Centre in Braunschweig, Germany, where he... Read more