Founder of the Duck Design Studio. He starts his activity in 1974, and as yacht designer in 1980, dedicating until 1990 to sailing racing boats, winners of many national and international events. In the same years he is a Federazione Italiana Vela consultant for the rating rules at the ORC in London.
Between 1985 and 1990 he is FIV Team Manager for the Offshore World Championships and for the Admiral’s Cup.
From 1990 until today, in his loft in via del Babuino 144, downtown Rome near the Spanish Steps, he has been designing Power and Sailing Yachts winners of many Awards and 3 World Championships.
Recently he is also dedicating to new design of Mega Yachts and refitting of Maxi Sailer. Following the great job of research in the field of power yachts, has designed Open and Motor Yachts whose main characteristics are speed, comfort and elegance.
To date more than 400 one-off and series boats have been launched, all signed by Massimo Paperini.
2008-2020 Teacher of “Yacht Design” at MYD Politecnico Milano
2007-2018 Teacher of “Yacht Design” at the University ROMA TRE.
2004-2012 Coordinator of the Master in “Interior Yacht Design” European Design Institute-Rome
2001-2010 Teacher of “Yacht Design” at the University UNICAM