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Yacht Design

The Specializing Master to become experts in the design of boats for the pleasure boating sector.

Price
13.000,00 €
Duration
8 Feb. 2022 - 28 Feb. 2023
Language
  • English
Available seats
30

Course

The Specializing Master in Yacht Design of the Politecnico di Milano collects and consolidates opportunities and resources developed by the University, with particular reference to skills in the fields of industrial design, fluid dynamics, mechanics, materials science; on the other hand it uses resources, experience and expertise acquired at a number of other Italian universities including: University “Federico II” of Naples, University of Catania and University of Chieti.

The Politecnico di Milano Design School offers this Specializing Master jointly with POLI.design, founded by Politecnico di Milano.  The program was founded to meet the strong demand for training in the pleasure-cratf segment.  The yacht’s market requires professionals with specialist post-university training.

Faculty

The Specializing Master calls for the involvement of a series of members of the academic community active in applied research or whose professional activities fall into the field of yacht design or shipbuilding and ship-component manufacture. The following list includes the names of the professionals who have taken part in the various training activities that make up the Specializing Master. These experts have been involved in classroom teaching and training, overseen design exercises and planning work, held lessons or talks during training seminars, and acted as tutors during final internships.

The Specialising Master Board is made up of Politecnico di Milano professors Silvia Piardi, Andrea Ratti, Matteo O. Ingaramo, Arianna Bionda, Carlo Bertorello, and of Massimo Musio Sale of the University of Genoa and Andrea Vallicelli of the University of Chieti.
Faculty

Sailing Boat Workshop: Massimo Paperini, Umberto Felci, Andrea Vallicelli, Giovanni Ceccarelli, Lorenzo Argento
Powerboat Workshop: Massimo Greori Grgic, Luca Dini, Pierpaolo Lazzarini, Gianni Zuccon, Enrico Lumini
Naval Architecture: Carlo Bertorello
Sail aerodynamics: Paolo Schito
Interior Design: Silvia Piardi, Ivana Porfiri, Mauro Sculli, Stefano Parisi, Marijana Radovich
Materials and Shipbuilding Techniques: Matteo Costa, Aldo Gatti, Andrea Ratti
Production processes and business organization: Alfredo Cofano
On-board Equipment and Propulsion Systems: Sergio Abrami, Giovanni Cariboni, Davide Zerbinati, Giuseppe Sfondrini
Marketing and Legal Issues: Lorenzo Pollicardo, Andrea Petragnani
Empowerment: Simone Bandini Buti

Teachers and professionals who have contributed teaching and training to the Specializing Master



Direzione

Andrea Ratti Direttore scientifico
Arianna Bionda Vice Direttore

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Testimonals

Yihharn Liu

Sara Pitoni

Architect, technical office CRN - Ferretti Group

During my internship, I had the honor to work, with my tutor, on Riva projects for the feasibility of some interior spaces and for crew accommodation plan according to with Register rules. My principal tasks during this stage are the revision of general plans and modify interior layouts. I studied the synergy between the structures, systems and interior furniture, which certainly contributed to greatly enrich my cultural baggage, having the possibility to participate in meetings between the technical office and suppliers too. Having an Architecture background got during my five years at the Master degree, it wasn’t so easy to start in this field, but thanks to this Master I had the opportunity to come in touch with this company and get the basic know-how to undertake this journey. Special thanks to my tutor and some nice colleagues that taught me a lot about furniture components, structures, systems and all the design process necessary to reach the goal.

Federico Gerbino

Interior Designer, industrial engineering office CRN - Ferretti Group

From the very first day, I was thrown into the production area with the task of monitoring the feasibility of the interior and exterior arrangement on board aiming to achieve the goals the CRN had established with the customers.
With my tutor, the industrial engineering specialist, I am actually working all day on board of every boat the shipyard is building. I can’t spoil you anything, but each of them is a real masterpiece!
MYD has provided me with the right technical and soft skills that have allowed me to understand the problems related to the project that we have on board, I also learned how to operate within this new context, how to share information within a team and I also developed the ability to deal with issues under the pressure of deadlines set.
Working in a shipyard like CRN has shown me and it has given me the right tools to build a full custom yacht. Here, I have the opportunity to improve my technical knowledge, my problem-solving skills and, by working on board, I had the possibility to cooperate with every supplier and to better understand how the interior space should be designed, considering both aesthetics and feasibility. During this fundamental period, I’m learning to solve smaller issues finding quickly an effective solution if something goes wrong during the construction.

Chrysa Vlachou

Naval engineer, design office Ceccarelli Yacht Design

I am part of the design team and am involved in several projects currently developed by the studio. Familiarization with programs like Maxsurf, Rhino, Autocad and focus on specific steps of the yacht design process are some of the skills I developed during the master which are helping me being effective in my daily work. Being a member of a small design studio gives me the opportunity to follow up with various steps and have a better overview of the whole design process, from concept design stage till finalizing the technical drawings for the shipyard.

Nikol Naz Lebbink

nterior designer, design studio Marco Ciampa – Maori Yacht

During my internship experience, I have been working on the new Maori yacht 54ft Hardtop version inter or layout. While working on this project I was able to use the theoretical knowledge MYD gave me and to combining it with the Marketing needs of the work life.
Besides this, customization has also a really big role in this studio. So, new layout arrangements, additional details or material changes are done according to the customers need and taste. The opportunity to analyze the theoretical information and to apply them in the real work, the representation of different ideas and design and the visits in the shipyard to supervise the production process, helped me a lot during the internship to follow and understand how a shipyard workflow is organized.

Didactics

Headquarters

POLI.design
via Don Giovanni Verità, 25 - Milano

Frequency

Attendance of at least 75% of the course activities is required.

Training objectives

The Specializing Master provides the tools for managing the design and construction of sailing and motor boats, from project brief to definition of general plans, hydrostatic and hydrodynamic calculations, fitting-out of interiors, deck and board equipment, boat systems, production in the yard and control of executive stages. Participation in the Specializing Master allows students to achieve the following training goals:

  • development of planning skills, in particular problem setting and problem solving skills in the leisure boat market;
  • development of specialised technical skills; acquisition of principles and procedures of construction methods and techniques;
  • development of skills related to production organisation and shipyard management;
  • development of the ability to work in a group and to present oneself with authority in the professional world;
  • ability to manage conflicts in the team and to encourage creativity.

Didactic Plan

A ship, whether sailing boat or motoryacht, is a complex product that integrates several systems for propulsion, living quarters, and various accessory functions. Every decision about one of the technical systems (hull, appendages, interior layout, propulsion, onboard equipment) also affects all the others. A yacht, whether made series or as one-off, calls for many different construction techniques and a variety of materials. Its interior will reflect design language and fashion, while market competition tends to imbue every ship with a certain amount of innovation.

The Specializing Master takes this complexity into account and intersperses classroom experience – nine learning modules that outline different disciplinary fields – with design exercises and visits to shipyards and companies active in the industry, as well as to applied research institutes. The principles of each field are explained and students acquire the skills to apply what they have learned in their designs. Their various special abilities are brought together in workgroups that are called upon to develop a series of work projects.

Didactic Modules

The course program consists of eight learning modules, plus a design workshop and the internship:

  • Yacht Design: principles, methods, tools and rules of boat design;
  • Design and representation, acquisition of manual and computer tools representing the project; acquisition of specific skills on dedicated software;
  • Naval Architecture, acquisition of the skills needed to manage, during the design stage, know-how relating to: hull geometry, boat statics, resistance to motion, hydrodynamics, hydraulic modelling, fluid dynamics and aero dynamics, turbulence modelling;
  • Shipbuilding, knowledge of the main construction methods, of the properties and characteristics of the materials used in the boats. Understanding and ability to identify innovations with regard to: material technologies and sciences, construction technique;
  • On-board Systems and Propulsion Equipment, ability to understand the issues related to environmental management and acquisition of criteria for the choice of: motor and sail propulsion equipment, steering and monitoring equipment, equipment and fittings for deck, systems and on-board instruments;
  • Interior Design, acquisition of design skills with strong focus on expressiveness with regard to: distribution of space and functional organisation, historic evolution of interior design methods, quality of finishing materials, methods of mock-up for monitoring choices;
  • Production process and corporate organisation, methods and technologies of production of different boat elements and components: organization of production process;
  • Empowerment, during the structuring of the educational programme an empowerment module will be developed, to train participants on the rationale and dynamics of change at the organisational and personal level, teamwork, relational dynamics and entry in the job market;
  • Design workshop, integrated design exercise on topics identified during class.

Exercises
The Specializing Master integrates a variety of learning modules: metaproject analysis, defining the concept, and design exercises carried out in small groups as prerequisites to the planning workshops. The workshops offer a chance to try out the skills acquired during the learning modules, classroom exercises, and trips outside the classroom. The workshops are an essential part of the training process, which also includes visits to research organizations, production facilities, and professional studios.

Internship
The internship is required, lasts three months, and is carried out at leading design studios and shipyards. It enables students to transfer skills acquired during the course to a real-life design or production context and to deal with the world of shipbuilding.

Several companies where students did their internship:
  • Ares Shipyard, Antalya, Turkey www.ares.com.tr
  • Stand By Marijana Radovic, Milano, Italy www.marijanaradovic.com
  • Montecarlo Yacht, Gorizia, Italy www.montecarloyachts.it
  • F.lli Rossi, Viareggio, Italy www.rossinavi.it
  • Slyder catamarans, Fano, Italy www.de.slyder-yachts.com
  • Feadship, Haarlem, The Netherlands www.feadship.nl/en
  • Partner ship design, Hamburg, Germany www.psd.de
  • Luca Dini Design, Firenze, Italy www.lucadinidesign.com
  • Cariboni, Ronco Briantino, Italy www.cariboni-italy.it
  • Dufur, La Rochelle, France www.dufour-yachts.com
  • Studio PYD Picco Yacht, Milano, Italy www.piccoyachtdesign.com
  • Vismara Marine, Viareggio, Italy www.vismaramarine.it
  • Altman Marine, Pontevedra, Spain www.altmanmarine.com
  • Lürssen, Bremen, Germany www.luerssen-yachts.com
  • Palmer Johnson, Montecarlo www.palmerjohnson.com

Title Released

At the end of the course, upon passing the final exam, the first level Specializing Master’s degree of the Politecnico di Milano will be awarded in ” Yacht Design”

Employment Opportunities

Students attending the programme will find employment at yacht design practices or yards and in ancillary industries. The potential fields of professional involvement are: technical office; engineering; project management; production control; quality control; fitting-out; styling; customisation; after sales.

Market
The need to train people to work in the yachting sector is based on the rapid and exponential growth recorded by this sector in recent years. This growth has been further encouraged by the issuing of provisions to encourage the development of this market (from simplifying procedures for port construction, to reducing the tax burden on recreational boats over 10 m. etc.). For this reason, the sector shows today a strong professional vocation, with regard both to the skills necessary to the design of recreational boats, their components, and accessories, and to the management of the different stages of the production process.
In particular, the sector is going through a stage of strong growth and development in quantitative and economic terms, although full maturity has not yet been reached. This lag is explained partly by the current lack of executives able to manage and direct this phase of change.

Admission

Requirements

The Specializing Master is completely in English: preference will be given to candidates with a good knowledge of English.
The Specializing Master in Yacht Design is open to applicants who have a university degree (Laurea, equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) under the old or the new educational system or a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) under the new educational system in Architecture, Engineering and Industrial Design, and in related economic disciplines, and to applicants with equivalent qualifications.
The Board shall admit applicants who have qualifications in disciplines other than those specified above, if the Master may complete the training of the applicant or the professional skills and experience shown by same.

Deadlines

To take part to the selection process, the application form must be completed online within the following deadlines:

  • for Italian / foreign citizens with a qualification obtained in Italy within January 2022,
  • for Extra U.E. citizens within December 2021.

Price

The Specializing Master costs €13.000 Exempt from VAT under Article 10 of DPR 633/72.

  • €12.500 Specializing Master tuition and € 500.00 Politecnico di Milano enrollment fee

Faculty

The Specializing Master calls for the involvement of a series of members of the academic community active in applied research or whose professional activities fall into the field of yacht design or shipbuilding and ship-component manufacture. The following list includes the names of the professionals who have taken part in the various training activities that make up the Specializing Master. These experts have been involved in classroom teaching and training, overseen design exercises and planning work, held lessons or talks during training seminars, and acted as tutors during final internships.

The Specialising Master Board is made up of Politecnico di Milano professors Silvia Piardi, Andrea Ratti, Matteo O. Ingaramo, Arianna Bionda, Carlo Bertorello, and of Massimo Musio Sale of the University of Genoa and Andrea Vallicelli of the University of Chieti.
Faculty

Sailing Boat Workshop: Massimo Paperini, Umberto Felci, Andrea Vallicelli, Giovanni Ceccarelli, Lorenzo Argento
Powerboat Workshop: Massimo Greori Grgic, Luca Dini, Pierpaolo Lazzarini, Gianni Zuccon, Enrico Lumini
Naval Architecture: Carlo Bertorello
Sail aerodynamics: Paolo Schito
Interior Design: Silvia Piardi, Ivana Porfiri, Mauro Sculli, Stefano Parisi, Marijana Radovich
Materials and Shipbuilding Techniques: Matteo Costa, Aldo Gatti, Andrea Ratti
Production processes and business organization: Alfredo Cofano
On-board Equipment and Propulsion Systems: Sergio Abrami, Giovanni Cariboni, Davide Zerbinati, Giuseppe Sfondrini
Marketing and Legal Issues: Lorenzo Pollicardo, Andrea Petragnani
Empowerment: Simone Bandini Buti

Teachers and professionals who have contributed teaching and training to the Specializing Master

Current edition

Direzione

Andrea Ratti Direttore scientifico
Arianna Bionda Vice Direttore

Awards 2019

Interior design concept Winner

Steamring for Dada
Doga Naz Cebeci MYD14

Concept over 70m Winner

Esquel by Timur Bozca for Oceanco
Timur Bozca MYD12

Winner Young Designer of the Year 2019

by Boat International
Yihharn Liu – MYD15

Awards 2018

Bronze A’ Design Award Winner for Yacht and Marine Vessels Design Category in 2018

Sapphire 43m Fast Planing Hybrid Motor Yacht di Matthias Krenz

Winner Young Designer of the Year 2018

by Boat International
Nicolò Piredda – MYD16

3° place Young Designer of the Year 2018

by Boat International
Francesco Conte – MYD 16

Special Mention Millennium Yacht Design Award

Orfeo Yacht Design team [Francesco M. Conte, Gildo incitti, Adeline Lagaria, Luca Scarsella]- MYD 16

European Product Design Award 2018

Bronze in Transportation/Nautical/Boats award
Sena Jinen Osman– MYD15

Awards 2017

Young Designer of the Year Award 2017

Comète di Thibaud Le Merdy

Product Design Award 2017

Plantinun Prize in Transportation/Nautical/Boats award
Alejandro Crespo Daroca – MYD15

Awards 2016

ADI Design Index 2016
Scarliga Merlüss, a cura degli studenti del MYD XII

1° Classificato Millennium Yacht Design Award
Guido Valtorta, MYD XII

1° Classificato Diporthesis
ALES di H.J. Choi, A. Ors, M. Schaefer e D. Agapitou, MYD XV

1° Classificato Diporthesis
ALES di H.J. Choi, A. Ors, M. Schaefer e D. Agapitou, MYD XV

Awards 2015

2° classificato Yacht Design Talent Award by Heesen
Banu Hunler, MYD XIV

Awards 2014

Vincitore del Young Designer of the Year Award by Oceanco
Timur Bozca, MYD XII

XXIII Compasso d’Oro ADI – Targa Giovani
El Niño skiff di Matteo Costa
ADI Design Index
El Niño

Awards 2013

Progetto selezionato per ADI Design Index 2013
Scarliga Merlüss di MYD XXII edizione

Awards 2012

2° classificato Lotus prize
Zero Gravity di Aldo Bruno e Angela Petitto

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