Officina Baglietto: apply and meet the Masters on nautical design

Application: September 24th, 2023
Location: Please see the details below
Type: Training Course


Baglietto, among the main and oldest shipyards in the world, launches its talent garden: apply and meet the Masters of nautical design!

7 scholarships full-coverage of the enrollment cost 

Applications open until September 24th; but only candidates who have completed their applications by August 4th, 2023 will have the opportunity to take part in the Officina Baglietto Open Day held in Cannes Yachting Festival- one of the most fascinating and renowned events of international yachting.

The best projects developed within the talent garden will be produced and launched into market by Baglietto


The yachting world is one of the narrowest niches in the luxury market, as well as one of the most demanding and complex contexts a designer can deal with. In the yachting world, technical skills, creative or design qualities are relevant and fundamental. However, they are not the only significant elements. In fact, cultural background, knowledge of the art market and luxury trends, empathy and interpersonal relationship qualities also contribute to a yacht designer’s success. Nautical design imposes numerous challenges. For this reason, Baglietto launched the Talent Program in Nautical Design. The program consists of a sequence of workshops oriented to train new generations of nautical designers, who draw experience from Baglietto’s expertise and its network of professionals, in order to provide useful elements to enhance their professional career.


STRUCTURE OF A YACHT: The yacht as an object of navigation

Andrea Lavagnino, Baglietto S.p.A.

MACHINERY AND SYSTEMS: Spaces and characteristics of onboard technology

Guido Penco, Baglietto S.p.A.

LAYOUT DESIGN:  Spatial organization and functional programs

Margherita Casprini, Francesco Paszkowski Design

YACHT ACCOUNTING: Relations with shipowners

Raffaella Daino, Baglietto S.p.A.

YACHT PRODUCTION: Budget, timing and design

Diego Michele Deprati, Baglietto S.p.A.

MATERIALS: Interior features and finishes

Partner companies

CONTEMPORARY ART: Trends and current events

Alessia Salerno, Fondazione Prada

LUXURY TRENDS: Understanding the passions of shipowners

Michela Gilli, ZEST11

ONBOARD ETIQUETTE: Rules of conduct in the nautical world

Natascia Silvestri

THE PROFESSION OF THE DESIGNER: Professional ethics and entrepreneurship

Francesco Paszkowski Design, Francesco Paszkowski

ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: Financial planning and management

Gabriele Cafaro, Marine Interiors



Students who have completed their applications by August 4th, 2023 will have the opportunity to take part in the Officina Baglietto Open Day held in Cannes Yachting Festival- one of the most fascinating and renowned events of international yachting. During the Open Day, students will spend the day on a Baglietto yacht and meet their future teachers there. At the Cannes Yachting Festival, Officina Baglietto’s staff will provide applicants with any useful information in order to better know the programs and goals of the project. After submitting their application, applicants will receive the program for the day.


La Spezia is the heart of Baglietto shipyards. It is the natural destination in which to carry out the course’s didactic activities in close proximity to the Baglietto shipyard. Here, students will have the chance to experience the backstage of the production of a yacht, learn information directly from Baglietto staff, and hone their skills for the next stages of the design. The lessons will be held at the Santa Caterina Park Hotel in Sarzana. Upon request, students can stay in the same facility throughout the course.


In order for students to have a complete and authentic experience of designing a furniture collection, from concept to creation, students will be given the opportunity to conduct the workshop at Francesco Pazskowski’s studio in Florence. Francesco Pazskowski design is one of the most distinguished and emblazoned naval design studios in the world, which has sculpted Baglietto’s image in recent years, earning some of the most prestigious and renowned awards in nautical design.


The design workshop will be conducted by  Francesco Paszkowski, one of the main nautical designers in Europe, in his studio in Florence. It will be  the crucial moment when students have the opportunity to apply the skills acquired in the other modules to a real project. The main objective is to design the interior of a yacht or houseboat, taking inspiration from Baglietto’s distinctive style and values. In this workshop, students will explore new creative horizons, seeking innovative solutions that integrate aesthetics and ergonomics. The goal is to create a unique environment that reflects the brand’s identity, combining luxury and functionality. Through this challenge, students will develop advanced financial planning skills in the context of naval design, achieving high-quality results.

More information and applications: www.officinabaglietto.com

Contacts: studenti@officinabaglietto.com

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Date: July 3, 2023