Fulvio Codecasa talks to DN: “Functionality, duration and comfort are our philosophy”
- 28 February 2023
First images of the megayacht, “Luminance” by Lürssen Yachts
- 16 February 2023
The interior and details are still secret, but by the end of 2023, the shipyard will be delivering the imposing Luminance
Riva 102’ Corsaro Super marks a new era for the flybridge
Contemporary, sporty and with spaces created to keep constant contact with the water, the successor of the 100’ Corsaro, revised in its interior and exterior design, is the ideal flybridge
Tommaso Spadolini reveals his new 90 metre: privacy, sportiness and a large beach club
- 17 January 2023
Sporty design and a speed of around 20 knots, a large 365m2 beach club over two decks, an owner’s deck configured for total privacy and large spaces for storing sea toys and tenders
In the 1950s Giorgio Mussini founded the company bearing his name making boats in wood and fibreglass. He is the founder of Utility Portofino
Boating in a Portrait | Alberto Amico: “My father passed on his love for the sea with our boat outings. My family is the best crew”
Alberto Amico is the president and senior manager of the shipyard Amico & Co in Genoa, leader in the repair and refit of super yachts, and of the shipyard Amico Loano, two shipyards at the top of the refitting sector in the world.
Luca Bassani: “All those summers in Portofino and cruising around the Mediterranean were the best sailing school”
Luca Bassani is the founder of Wally, which he started in 1994 introducing a new concept for a cruising yacht that in just a few years became a point of reference for the luxury yachting sector
LN launches their new column “Boating in a Portrait” dedicated to the people, Ligurian or otherwise tied to our region, who have left their mark on the nautical industry.
Boating in a Portrait | Emanuela Baglietto “The sea has always been in my eyes, ever since I was a child. And many of my designs are created on a pier beside the sea.”
The name of the architect, Emanuela Baglietto, is tied to an icon of excellence in Italian boating. Today, she works with the studio of Renzo Piano working on buildings, often overlooking the sea, with the same values transmitted from her family of shipbuilders.
Boating in a Portrait | Alberto Cavanna, from manager to artist: “I talk about a world with too much culture and too much culture and little wisdom”
Alberto Cavanna is now a writer and artist. But he used to work in a number of shipyards. This is how his personal and work life has changed
Francesco “Cicco” Rapetti: “Spending 10 years with Alinghi, and the best crew in the world, was and is an honour that will stay with me forever”
Francesco Rapetti, known as “Cicco”, has taken his place in the history of Italian sailing and the America’s Cup for having been the first Italian to win the Cup and, until now, the only one to have won it twice, both as a challenger and defender leading a crew.
Boating in a Portrait |Giuseppe Di Capua: “As a child, I was always on the beach and I saw the shipyards building skiffs. Skiffs from Lavagna were famous throughout Liguria.”
Giuseppe Di Capua began his career in boat construction working as an errand boy in Lavagna, until he became a master craftsman, caretaker of the knowledge and traditions of the trade
Boating in A Portrait | Marina Stella: “Italy has enormous potential but the nautical industry needs to learn how to work as a system”
General Manager of Ucina Confindustria Nautica, Marina Stella shares with us her role in the trade association and explains the missing ingredients for an even more competitive Italian nautical industry
Boating in a Portrait | Giovanni Novi “That night that, at the Yacht Club, we turned on the lights in the municipal hall in Sydney just like Marconi.”
A man of finance, promoter of sailing among young people, so much so that he founded the Sail Training Association and organises regattas and gatherings, Giovanni Novi talks about his relationship with the sea and with sailing, on board the Chaplin, the family yacht donated to the Navy.
Boating in a Portrait | Giangi Razeto “I’m a creative of the sea. If they took it away from me, I would lose my creativity.”
Giangiacomo Razeta, Giangi for his friends, is the creative behind the company F.lli Razeto & Casareto in Sori, makers of handles for vessels. This is how new products are created, in a mix of creativity and passion for the sea.
Boating in a Portrait | Olivia Lotti: “I was born and raised among boats. My relationship with the sea is symbiotic. I couldn’t survive without seeing it, or smelling it”
Olivia Lotti is the president for Porto Lotti, an exclusive tourist marina in the Far East of Liguria. She also created Tenuta La Ghiaia, where nature, cooking and wines come together in an oasis of beauty
Andrea Balistreri is the youngest master craftsman in Italy: “I work with my father who taught me to take pride in the trade”
Michele and Andrea Balistreri, father and son, are two master craftsmen from La Spezia. They are two of the last artisans building boats for the Palio del Golfo and who still do caulking
Boating in a Portrait | Enrico Franchetti: “I unite my passion of building carbon fibre masts with sailing”
Enrico Franchetti is a Genoese sailor and founder of Maxspar, a company making large scale masts in carbon fibre using modern construction techniques
Boating in a Portrait | Barbara Amerio: “Sailing with reduced consumption and emissions is possible. And the market is proving us right”
The practicality of traditional artistry together with a strong experimental spirit. These are the characteristics of Amer Yachts – Gruppo Permare, a company in San Remo headed by Barbara Amerio, leader in yacht shipbuilding at an international level
Abandon ship, help for policy holders in case of total loss
What happens when your vessel is lost or is no longer suitable for navigation? What can a policy holder do to receive their settlement and compensation? This is what the Italian Code of Navigation has to say
Insurance Special – Everything you need to know to protect your vessel
This new section by Liguria Nautica will help you discover all the secrets for insuring your boat, to supply concrete help through the jungle of Italian provisions
Insurance Special – Let’s get clear about the Italian model
Definition of the insured property, limits of use, geographical limits and much more: this is the essential information needed to navigate the world of Italian Insurance Cover
First photos of “Project Cosmos” the 114 metre megayacht by Lürssen designed by Marc Newson
- 15 March 2023
The German shipyard has shared its first images of Project Cosmos, currently under construction. Designed by Australian designer Marc Newson, it is 114.20 metres long
Tommaso Spadolini presents a new concept for a 48 metre yacht with large spaces for long cruises
- 10 March 2023
The owner had very specific requirements: large open spaces to the stern, large windows, tender in the bow and a social flybridge. In addition to an owner’s suite, four passenger cabins, crew quarters and captain’s quarters
Victory Design stuns with their Bolide range: a 170 foot hyper yacht
- 7 March 2023
Victory Design has presented their study for Bolide 170, a 50 metre hyper yacht created by the founder Brunello Acampora and his international team of designers and engineers
Mega yachts by definition, are vessels longer than 24 metres, they are considered marvels sailing our seas: there is no-one who doesn’t stop to look at them when they see one at anchor in the harbour. Obviously owned by multi-millionaires, they are often offered for charter. Mega yachts have a professional crew on board and are managed by Captains who also take on the role of manager, and do it professionally, as if they were managing a company.
Liguria is lucky enough to host many mega yachts every year: just passing through or visiting our coast, docked in our marinas, or even just for ordinary or extraordinary maintenance thanks to the excellence of our shipyards. We cannot forget to mention our construction shipyards in this section, who build mega yachts here in Liguria: Sanlorenzo, Amer Yachts, Baglietto, Tankoa, Riva just to name a few.