I designed and built my first boat in 1976
Since then I have been designing, building and teaching yachts and small craft
Scientific and Academic Activities
Naval Architect in 1980, Ph. D. in 1998,
Contract Researcher and Project leader in 1997-8 at University of Naples Federico II in the area of marine applications of composite materials
Researcher from 1999 at University of Naples Federico II in the area of Naval Architecture. Member of research groups involved in projects of national interest Appointed Professor of “Small Craft Design” at University of Naples from 2000.
Appointed Professor of “Basic Small Craft Design” (course held in English language) at University of Naples from 2006 to the present Academic Year.
Contract Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Construction at Master Course of Yacht Design at Milan University from 2001.
Contract Professor of Ship Geometry at Master Course of Yacht Design at Palermo University in 2008.
Member of Italian Delegation at IMO SLF Sessions held in 2000 and 2003.
Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conferences FAST 2003, ICMRT 2005, ICHD 2006.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee of International Conference Hiper 2008 Member of Scientific Commette of Hiper International Conference
Professor of Ship Design at University of Naples from 2010
Professor of Ship Geometry at Italian Navy Academy (2011)
- HSC and Small Craft Naval architecture Design and Construction;
- from 1994 to 2000 Application of reinforced plastics in the marine field, Composite material characterization Scantling rules for composite structure, Ageing of composites in marine environment
- from 1999 to 2006 Development of new hullforms for HS passenger ferries, Ship model correlation procedures for HSC mono and multihull; HSC design optimization Multiattribute Design procedures;
- from 2006 Design and optimization of non monohedral planing hull forms, resistance and seakeeping evaluation of planing craft Future research programs Aerodynamic lift and drag effects on small high speed planing craft evaluated through experimental tests at wind tunnel of Politecnico di Milano
Author of scientific papers on: Composite material properties, High Speed Craft hullform and performance optimization, Multihull ship stability, Multiattribute design procedures, Planing craft
Involved in Yacht Design, Small Craft Design and Ship design since 1977
Designer of both production and one off sailing yachts 1985-1987
Project manager and structural designer at Azzurra Syndicate for Italian America’s Cup Challenge 1987-1991
Head of Yacht Division at SAI Ambrosini
Awarded with Media Sea International Prize in 1989
Designer of UIM racing powerboats and Silveray high speed cruising catamarans
Designer of Small Craft for Italian Navy, Firefighting Naval Service and of Oceanographic and SAR Vessels
1990 High speed powerboats