Yacht DesignStart date: February 2014 | Duration: 12 Months - Full Time | Language: English
The Master Course in Yacht Design aims at training professionals able to completely manage the design and construction of a boat by starting from the concept up to the actual construction in yard, by mastering each aspect of the executive step. In every aspect of the execution phase, the students will be accompanied by the experience and competence of the most important international professionals of the field.
The Master offers a complete training that will provides the students with work experience and professional opportunities both with naval architectural firm or interior design studios for sailing and motor boats. Other job opportunities will be possible in collaboration with technical offices and shipyards as designers-architect or project managers, after a training period.
The Master course is addressed to professionals who want to further their specific skills in the yacht design and construction field, such as graduates in architecture, design and engineering or, anyway, anyone having suitable skills and working in the field.
Methodology and structure:
The Master program aims to develop the kind of technological and design know-how to provide professionals with the skills to handle both design processes and craft manufacture, starting with the drafting of the concept right through to shipyard construction.
The student is introduced to all aspects of yacht production and can benefit from the experience and competence of the most renowned international design specialists.
The Master in Yacht Design aims to develop the kind of technological and design knowledge necessary to the professionals to handle both design and manufacturing processes, starting with the drafting of the concept right through to the yacht construction. The student is introduced to all aspects of yacht production and can benefit from the experience and competence of the most renowned international design specialists.
The Master the student will attend a workshop involving a few days sailing in the waters of Mediterranean, which has primarily been conceived as a way get a better understanding of how a yacht and its on-board equipment works.
- Naval history and architecture
- The history of yachting and naval architecture are two inextricably linked subjects: none can truly hope to understand how to design a yacht without a previous knowledge of the history of marine navigation and the kind of technological development that ships have undergone over the years.
- Naval construction can be divided essentially into three categories based on the construction materials used: wood, metal and composite (this term includes both traditional fiberglass construction and more advanced materials methods). The different production techniques used for each material are examined beginning with their structural analysis right through to the actual construction process.
- Yacht Fit-Out and Design
- This teaching module develops all the aspects connected to the design and fit-out of sailboats and motor boats, both for cruising and competition.
- Sailing workshop
- A workshop involving a few days sailing in the waters of Mediterranean Sea will provide a perfect idea of the pleasure of group life while sailing and the opportunity to visit wonderful locations, but has primarily been conceived as a way get a better understanding of how a yacht and its on-board equipment works.
- Structure , Masts and Sails
- This module provides an introduction to the structural design of a yacht and to the design and specifications of masts, sail surfaces and navigation manoeuvres, which represent essential parts of the design of a sailing craft. Once again lectures will be held by specialized designers and constructors.
- Naval history and architecture
Sebastiano Rech Morassutti
He studied naval design and construction on foreign texts and has sailed on sailing boats since he was 14 onwards. A journalist, author and professional photographer since 1984, a member of S.A.M.P.E. (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering) and of S.N.A.M.E. (Society of Naval Architect and Marine Engineer). Since the Seventies he has been involved in the construction of competition and cruising yachts: in 1995 with two other partners he set up Trimarine Ltd with base in the UK and Trimarine srl with offices in Belluno, a company providing consultancy, design and project management services in the field of marine construction involving advanced composite materials. Among the main projects he has been involved in: seven America?s cup Yachts and the Maxi ?Virtuelle? designed by Vallicelli/Starci.
For over ten years, he worked in the theatre industry by collaborating with some of the most prominent theatre institutions in Italy, as a scenographer, choreographer and director’s assistant. Since graduating, He has accomplished the completion of numerous buldings and restorations and has worked on a number of hotels, shops, and disco clubs. In 2006, he began a collaboration with the Ceccarelli Yacht Design studio that has led him to the development of many interiors solutions as well as a strong cooperation with IED as an instructor.
He, project manager in SYSDEV, is designer of electrical and electronic systems for yachts and developer of proprietary automation and monitoring systems. Also surveyor for galvanic corrosion and grounding problems. His professional experience ranges from 38' to 150' sailing and power yachts. Now he is involved in the development of electrical/hybrid propulsion and energy systems. Experienced sailor, he spent in the past 12 years sailing around the world with his wife on a 38' sailing yacht.
Yacht designer and boat yard specialist, expert in 3D modeling and in general of the informatic side of the design and construction of boats. After getting a degree in Interior Design at IED Milan, and several experiences in architecture studios in Milan, decided to attend the Master Course in Yacht Design at IED Venice. This experience changed his life radically. After that course, he decided to get a skipper license in South Africa, where he starts to work at the first projects in the naval field. Now he runs his own Design Studio and often colaborates with Trimarine.
Butch Dalrymple-Smith grew up with sailing yachts, owning his first dinghy at the age of 7. Nine years later he built his own boat, a plywood Enterprise. Between school and university he took the job of skipper of the R.O.R.C. Club Yacht Griffin II. Even during his university years, he never stopped sailing at the highest competitive level by racing in the Admiral’s Cup for several editions. After leaving university, he became an engineer for the Amey Group working on the design of road building and gravel processing machinery. In Germany, he worked for Fr. Lürssen Werft as their yacht specialist. After two projects, Butch took the post of Chief Designer at Camper & Nicholsons (Yachts) Ltd. This involved military work as well as superyachts. During his tenure he was responsible for all the systems designs and technical supervision of the construction of the 35 metre schooner Yanneke Too.
He has graduated with a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Politecnico of Milano. Over the years, he worked as a designer and consultant for CAD/CAE PRO/Engineer together with MP Design; as a structural designer at German Frers s.r.l and did freelance work for Ceccarelli Yacht Design. He took part in the 32nd edition of the America’s Cup Yacht Designer and since 2007 he has been a partner of Schickler Tagliapietra Yacht Engineering.