“We adore clean, rigorous design. We don’t want to dazzle with special effects,” explain Mauro Micheli (left) and Sergio Beretta (right) of Officina Italiana Design. “Quite the contrary–we try to create things that will never go out of fashion.” Therein lies the challenge for the famed Italian design studio, celebrating its 25th anniversary. As much
Steve Gresham of Gresham Yacht Design had abundant experience in designing superyachts before starting his own business in 2011. In fact, he’s worked with some of the biggest names in the design and shipyard worlds. Those companies and their principals had a profound influence on him, as you might expect. So, too, do his clients.
In a world dominated by computer-aided design, you might believe the old-fashioned art of freehand drawing is long dead. Not true. Steve Gresham of Gresham Yacht Design is among the dozens of superyacht designers who still start with a plain sheet of paper and pencil. Watch as Gresham hand sketches a superyacht, specifically a motoryacht,
Three decades after he first started working there, Ward Setzer is back working with Hatteras. The longtime naval architect and designer is serving as Chief Product Officer. As such, he is overseeing changes to existing yacht and megayacht models and spearheading the design of new ones. The North Carolina-based builder may be best known for
In 2008, James Roy, who created the yacht-design division at BMT Nigel Gee, made his first visit to Oceanco. According to Roy, the yard’s CEO, Marcel Onkenhout, pointed out the window at an empty lot and declared that it would build yachts in excess of 90 meters (295 feet). In fact, the two companies discussed
To say yachting has been in Tommaso Spadolini’s blood since birth is an understatement. His father, Pierluigi, penned a number of yacht designs himself. They include the renowned Akhir series from Cantieri di Pisa. While a young Tommaso enjoyed sailing and racing aboard yachts, he learned to draw them alongside his father. Hanging his own