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
Brunello Acampora and Victory Design: the keyword? Simplicity
Victory Design is the engineering and design firm established 30 years ago by Brunello Acampora, without doubt one of the liveliest, most dynamic minds in contemporary boating by Carla Pagani – photo by Damian Ufor Coleman Splendid Gozzo Sorrentino and Italian-style lobster boats, world records in competitions, marble sculptures... Read more
Alberto Mancini, the power of uncontaminated design
 With a focus on speed, beauty and references to the motoring world, but also an extraordinary passion for sailing, Alberto Mancini and his AM Yacht Design team have an extremely free and creative approach  to yacht design. We met them in their new studio in Monte Carlo by Luca Sordelli... Read more
Christian Grande, a transversal and uncontaminated vision
Unstoppable, passionate, enthusiastic: Christian Grande hails from the world of car design, but he’s become one of the first ports of call for boat design in Italy, and that’s not all. He observes and studies everything around him. A wide-reaching, uncontaminated vision to interpret the present and imagine the future... Read more
Luca Bassani: the yacht design today? More shape, less performance
The President of Wally, Luca Bassani, talks about nautical design reflecting on what happened and, above all, on what has not happened in the last ten years. The real change, for the future, seems to come from below … by Luca Bassani Some iconic designs are taken as a... Read more
The Idea Factory, the portrait of contemporary italian yacht design
What’s The Idea Factory? 290 pages, over a thousand images, 28 between designers and design studios that tell the story of contemporary Italian yacht design. An unmissable volume for all those who love boats, the sea and nautical design. The Made in Italy design is equivalent to excellence, luxury... Read more