Master in Yacht Design

Master in Yacht Design

C/O Academy of The Italian Sea Group, Marina di Carrara

Training course

The Master in Yacht Design aims to train professionals capable of governing the design and construction process of a yacht, from concept to on-site verification, mastering each phase of the project: the interior design, sail and deck equipment and plant engineering, on-site production processes and control of the executive phases.
The training course is organized as a dynamic laboratory, the “shipyards lab”: the master includes therefore, a theoretical-practical approach, but it provides also lessons about design and technical experimentation and the choice of materials. The educational program is structured to provide direct, practical, essential experience to gain control of a complex nautical process.
The thematic areas, has been designed to include all disciplines related to yacht design and marine lifestyle, including computerized and 3D design, the material studies and the latest methods and system constructions , environmental sustainability constraints and required certifications in the laws. The Yacht Design Master also provides all the essential cultural tools and historical knowledge usefull for the yacht designer.

The course will be held in Marina di Carrara, C/O the Academy of

Yacht Design Tendenze-Italian Design Institute

Do you want to become an naval designer?
The Yacht Design Master is a professional training course that will allow you to learn advanced naval design techniques, how manage a project in all its phases, from concept, to CAD design and to communication and marketing of the final product, interacting with the numerous professional figures involved in boat design.

What you will learn

Nautical design
History and techniques of shipbuilding
Marketing e communication of project
Nautical rules and regulations
Nautical interior design
Materials and technologies
Techniques of representation
Design software
On-board system, sailing equipment


Nautical design
Characteristics of the boating industry
Boating industry operators
Salon and fairs boat
Consumer psychology in the nautical sector
Naval designer customer

History and techniques of shipbuilding
History of naval design
Classification of vessel types
Terminology of ship design
Dealing with customers
Project briefing

State of the art analysis
How to choose: materials, technologies and production processes
The brand in nautical design
Designer - client relationship
Project and product quality
Industrialization phase
Notes of visual communication
Methods and rules of graphic composition

Nautical rules and regulations

Yachting sector
Regulations and safety on construction sites

Nautical interior design
Furnishing of the cabins
Use of small spaces
How to match styles
Fabrics, curtains, trimmings, blinds
The estimate and the metric calculation
Color psychology

Materials and technologies
Materials, composite ones: how to use
Natural wood: technological properties and qualification criteria, fields of use
Semi-finished products of natural wood; semi-finished products and wood-based panels
Aluminium alloys
Copper alloys
Plastics: types, processes and characteristics
Special alloy
Ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals and powder metallurgy; general properties and characteristics; metal processing: forming, cutting and finishing; material breakage; how to impart resistance to metals; Steel, cast iron, copper alloys, d'aluminium alloys, titanium alloys, magnesium alloys: their properties and applications
Traditional and innovative ceramics: properties, processes, types and applications
Glass: types, hints of processing and treatments
The furniture: technology and materials
Furniture and fixtures
Floors and walls
How to choose materials in the design phases: main selection criteria

Ergonomics, anthropometry, perceptual psychology
Symbol and meaning
Communication and its forms
Pragmatic communication: codes and their use
The semiotic square and the significance of objects
Semiotics of the daily object: case studies
Logo, brand and advertising: case studies

Techniques of representation
Pencil technique: strokes, lines and curves
Geometric constructions: scale and proportion
Instruments and scales
Survey; diagram
Orthogonal projections; prospective drawing
Axonometric projection , perspective
Application of forms, geometries, modules and modular elements study to design and create structures through knowledge and the use of suitable materials
Display and dimensioning of fixed and mobile connections
Staining techniques

Design software
Rhinoceros and Cad 2D e 3D: practice exercises

On-board system, sailing equipment
Sanitary water system
Heating system
Electrical system
Different systems
Notes of lighting technology
Waste water treatment plants
Plants for naval propulsion
Engine room
Sail rigging
Deck equipment

sunset shoot was take 2020 Camera I used are canon 5d mark its honor to work with this beautiful model the pics was taken at luxury water village.

Job opportunities

The Master in Yacht Design objective is to train professionals able to apply the naval architecture techniques and tools in an innovative way, which are capable of following a project in all its aspects, working with other professional figures. The students will be able to follow up a project from the ideation, to the executive drawings, up to the actual realization on site. The knowledge acquired during the master will make it possible to practice the profession successfully, as a freelancers or working in the shipbuilding industry, in professional offices or on-site technical offices and in managing production processes and quality control.
A degree in architecture, industrial design or related subjects is a fundamental requirement for the selection of candidates. Applications subjects with proven experience in the naval sector will also be evaluated.


Phases of the route

Preliminary lessons: teaching material
Classroom phase: 96 hours
Project work
Internship phase: 300-hour internship at partner companies in the country


Possibility of financing the enrolment fee Video CV editing and updating for dissemination to companies in the sector at the end of the training course in the candidate's region of preference.

How to apply

Fill out the information request form and we will contact you within a few days. In the selection of candidates the scholastic CV, work experience and motivational letter will be considered. It is possible and advisable to send a portfolio of previous works. The examining commission, considering these elements, will communicate the result of the selection and the admission to the Course.

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Course partners


Designer with conflicting passions ranging from a love of vintage and classic cars to a fascination for new technologies. He has collaborated with Arch. Marco Amadio on numerous Nautical, Automotive and Architectural projects. He is currently technical office manager of the M/Y AQUAVIRGO 160 Explorer Yacht project. In recent years he has been working with his group MDA SCULPT on the design of the new C-Cat range for C-Catamarans and other projects related to the world of Yachting and E-Carshairing. Lecturer in Modelling Rhinoceros_Vray 1st and 2nd, Lumion and Adobe Premier at various institutes and universities.

A lecturer at La Sapienza faculty in Rome on the Industrial Design degree course, Marco Amadio has long been involved in mould-making processes in thermosetting materials. A consultant and designer for industries in the Transportation Design sector, he deals with the creation of 3D models and optimisation processes in the production of moulds for series production. He has received several awards in the field of Naval Design, with the Verve 36 project, realised for the Azimut Benetti group, and the Boat of the Year Award 2010. Marco Amadio is a materials expert and ARTC MCNEEL.


Member of the Society of Naval Architect and Marine Engineers and the American Society of Naval Engineers, Stefano Milanesi started his professional career in this field in 1997, working on the design of pleasure boats for companies in Southern Italy. He first held the position of Production Manager for Conam Spato continue as a naval architecture and structural design consultant for Victory Design Srl. In 2007, he founded Navaldesign & Consulting Srl, consisting of engineers and architects who provide design consultancy (structural, naval architecture, interior and exterior design) for various types of boats up to 50 metres. Among the various awards, he won the 2010 Boat of the Year award and the MYDA 2008, with the boats Wake 46 e D555.


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Sviluppo Europa s.r.l.
Via Albricci, 9 - 20122 Milan
P.I. 10282190965
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Province Register Office. chamber of commerce Milan Monza Brianza Lodi
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REA number MI-2519496
Share Capital 10,000

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