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
Zuccon International Project, form and function in the yacht design
We met Bernardo and Martina Zuccon, Zuccon International Project: this duo are a perfect example of how to transform ideas into something tangible. Different yet complementary, these talented young architects have already demonstrated their prowess with a number of successful projects by Francesco Michienzi – photo by Andrea Muscatello Humans and their relationship... Read more
Ezequiel Farca, eclectic design and love for the sea
The step from the interior design of a home to that of a boat is a short one for Ezequiel Farca, eclectic and open-minded Mexican designer who loves working with light and materials by Francesca Portoghese, photo by Jaime Navarro and Quin Bisset  Ezequiel Farca welcomed us aboard the... Read more
The nautical design according to Vittorio Garroni Carbonara
Vittorio Garroni Carbonara offers us an interesting view on the development of nautical design. His disenchanted vision includes a number of criticisms, as well as being packed with areas for reflection by Vittorio Garroni Carbonara*  The Great Financial Crisis spread across the world, from West to East, between 2007... Read more
Hot Lab 100% Italian creativity, with the desire to amaze
Despite their young age, Hot Lab’s talented trio works with many of the biggest names in international boat building. Antonio Romano, Enrico Lumini and Michele Dragoni like to amaze with their Italian elegance and production by Luca Sordelli, photo by Giovanni Malgarini Can you sum up Hot Lab in... Read more