Officina Italiana Design, 25 years leading the way
Officina Italiana Design, the studio founded in Bergamo by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, has reached 25 years of life. It has designed many of the boats that have made the history of yacht design in the last quarter of a century, starting with those created for Riva.  “We... Read more
Laura Sessa, the color first of all
One of Laura Sessa ’s standout qualities is the sensitivity with which she grasps the subtlest nuances of boat owners’ wishes.  She loves colour, and her work inspires a feeling  of wellbeing and happiness her clients love by Carla Pagani In Poli, a town 25 miles from Rome, the calm silence of... Read more
Young Yacht Designers wanted, the Azimut Yachts competition is about to begin
Azimut Yachts, in collaboration with Arts Thread, has launched an interesting competition for young designers on the theme of a daycruiser to be included in the Atlantis range. The winner will be announced in December, during the closing event of the celebrations for the Group’s 50th anniversary, in Avigliana.... Read more
Azimut-Benetti, all set for New York Design Week
After the appointment in Dubai, the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Azimut-Benetti group continue. This time, the stage for the celebrations will be New York, from 10 to 22 May, with an installation in Times Square.  The main attraction will be the Azimut S6, the largest yacht... Read more
Giovanni Ceccarelli, sailing and motor, from A to Z
Giovanni Ceccarelli has designed racing yachts of every class, all the way through the America’s Cup, as well as motor boats for serial production, and he is putting his name to mega yachts today. He is one of Italy’s most expert designers by Niccolò Volpati, photo by Andrea Muscatello –... Read more
Ten years of yacht design: production boat
After having looked at how custom and semi-custom yacht design has developed over the last decade, it’s time to look at the most significant elements in the development of production yacht design, focusing on 10-15+ metre yachts by Maria Roberta Morso and Francesco Michienzi An analysis of what has happened... Read more
Giovanni Zuccon: “everything is for life”. Yacht design and project ethics
Professor and architect, Giovanni Zuccon, has a design ethic rooted in his deep-seated culture and in the modern, increasingly long-sighted vision he has of his work by Carla Pagani  Giovanni Zuccon’s guests receive a warm embrace from elegant, linear and functional Marcel Breuer chairs. On a rainy Saturday in Rome, the pale... Read more
Francesco Paszkowski, this is for me the yacht design…
Francesco Paszkowski has designed planning and displacement yachts from 24 to 72 metres long in fibreglass, steel and aluminium, destined for yards and owners from all over the world, who have chosen him to develop their boat  by Rebecca Gentilini – photo by Studio Ciapetti and Giovanni Malgarini When... Read more
Yacht Design and sea culture: Sergio Cutolo and Sergio Abrami speak at ISAD
The topics will be design philosophy, technology and developments of hybrid propulsion on water, as well as much more next Thursday, January 31, at ISAD in Milan: Sergio Cutolo and Sergio Abrami will be the protagonists of an interesting lecture conference about the nautical world. The meeting is part... Read more
The clauses of yacht design agreements
When drawing up the yacht design agreements between the ship-owner and the designer,  the parties and their respective lawyers must pay great attention to the description  of the design required by Federico Santini* When drafting a yacht design agreements, some important clauses should be included. In particular, it is important to... Read more