Do you want to know how a boat is born and meet the great designers? Now there is an appointment for you!


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Do you want to know how a boat is born? Or find out what the ones to come will be like? To take stock, the first edition of the “ITALIAN YACHT DESIGN CONFERENCE” will be held on Thursday, June 16, at the Milan Bovisa campus of the Politecnico (Politecnico Milano – Aula F.lli Castiglioni, Milan Bovisa, via Candiani, 72 – Building B1, 3rd floor).
, organized by AsProNaDi, the association that brings together yachting designers, and, the Consortium of the Politecnico di Milano that has always been committed to training new talents in the field of nautical design with its Master’s program in Yacht Design. This is definitely an interesting opportunity and one that is finding great success.

IYDC_locandina_def_web“We are happy with the interest not only from the public,” said AsProNaDi President Giovanni Ceccarelli. but also of the speakers, who feel the contemporary debate on nautical design as their own. Our Association wants to actively participate by bringing new cultural content“. Andrea Ratti, director of the Master’s program in Yacht Design at the Milan Polytechnic, adds, “We have now reached the 15th edition of our Master’s program, which now gathers students from all countries of the world. We are convinced that quality training is the basis for the growth of an industry, so we felt it was our duty to promote initiatives such as this“.

Sitting on the stage during the conference will be some of the world’s leading nautical players: Chris Bangle, former BMW designer now involved with Sanlorenzo, for which he also speaks. Massimo Perotti, Luca Bassani, inventor of the Wally brand, Lorenzo Argento, Giovanni Ceccarelli, Umberto Felci, Gianguido Girotti, product development manager within the Beneteau Group, Massimo Paperini, Andrea Vallicelli, Gianni Zuccon… and it’s still not over.

To participate, simply register by sending an e-mail to


Morning, registration 9:30 a.m. – start of work 10 a.m.


Chris Bangle – Chris Bangle Associates
Luca Bassani – Wally Yacht
Maurizio Navone – Navone Associates
Gianguido Girotti – Bènèteau
Lorenzo Argento – Lorenzo Argento Design
Gianni Zuccon – Zuccon International Project
Massimo Perotti – Sanlorenzo
moderated by Antonio Vettese

Afternoon, start of work 2 p.m.


Giovanni Ceccarelli – Ceccarelli Yacht Design
Franco Gnessi – Dynaship Yacht Design
Massimo Gregori – Yankee Delta
Luca Dini – Luca Dini Design
Massimo Paperini – Duck Design
Aldo Cichero – Studio Cichero
Marijana Radovic – M2Atelier
Luis Felipe Rocco – designer
Umberto Felci – Felci Yachts
Andrea Vallicelli – Vallicelli Design
Andrea Ratti moderates



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