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CODE 61179
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:



The objectives of the module are:

- to introduce the student to the way of recovery and refitting of existing nautical units as a specific field of the project;

- provide an awareness and knowledge of the floating nautical heritage by associating it with the broader theme of Cultural Heritage;

- provide the student with a methodology for approaching the design, recovery and valorisation of Cultural and Nautical Heritage.

Fundamental training moments are the creation of sensitivity towards this particular sector of pleasure boating, the communications dedicated to learning the elements of the design process and the practical activities aimed at laying the foundations for the actual design.

As part of the module, students will acquire a project approach methodology oriented towards the recovery and refitting of existing units and will apply tools such as

- research and analysis;

- conception and synthesis;

- elaboration and drafting of graphics

- sketches, technical drawings, models;

- presentation and exhibition of their work.

The practical project activities will enable students to learn to manage their social interactions with a collaborative attitude and constructive communication; they will also lead to autonomous decision-making, an aptitude for managing team work, coordination between several people and different skills as well as the ability to manage uncertainty.



The teaching is delivered through different and complementary activities, the main being:

- theoretical lessons and seminaries;

- group activities (debates, brief, brainstorming, project reviews…);

- external visits;

- practical lessons (exercises and short projects).

The second part of the module is expressly dedicated to the development of the project theme organised in mixed working groups and with the support of the lecturers, a theme that will be the subject of presentation and evaluation during the examination.


The module concerns:

- restoration, refitting and restyling principles, also for not nautical contexts;

- recognising, awareness and categorizing of historical vessels;

- introduction to traditional features, materials and construction technologies typical of historical vessels;

- approach to the restoration project, consisting of guidelines, design process and method;

- case studiy presentation and practical application.


During the module, external visits, detail studies, exercises and short projects are also considered.

Both theoretical lessons and practical application of Disegno Industriale 2-1 are fundamental to the design activities of Disegno Industriale 2-2.

The specific topic of the year is defined before the lessons start and it will be promptly communicated to students on the aulaweb page.  Aulaweb is the main tool for communication and weekly updates by professors.

The practical and design applications involve the students' use of some of the software illustrated in other modules, including those included in the Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud packages, Rhinoceros for two- and three-dimensional project graphics, lidar tecnologies for surveying using tablets and commercially available free software.



Bortolami, L. (2017), Imbarcazioni in legno. Il restauro consapevole. Progettare e realizzare un intervento efficace, Il Frangente, Verona.

Morozzo della Rocca, M.C. (a cura di) (2014), Yachts Restoration stato dell’arte, problematiche e prospettive, Umberto Allemandi & C., Torino.

Musio Sale, M. (2009),Yacht design dal concept alla rappresentazione, Tecniche Nuove, Milano.

Zappia, G. (2020), Restauro nautico e design. Strumenti e metodi per il recupero delle imbarcazioni storiche, GUP, Genova University Press, Genova.

It is recommended the reading of yachting and restoration of wooden boats magazines (i.e. Classic Yacht, digital magazine BEC Barche d’epoca e classiche , Nautica Report, etc etc)




Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy



Oral Examination: The examination consists of the delivery and presentation of all papers produced during the module and critical discussion of them also in relation to the theoretical content delivered during the semester.


Oral discussion with a presentation of the graphic works produced during the teaching. The discussion of the materials presented by the students will be evaluated on the basis of completeness, the ability to interpret, deepen and render graphically with respect to the assigned topic, and aims to verify the knowledge and understanding of the theoretical notions delivered. The evaluation also considers the ability to critically rework the concepts acquired and orient them to practical design applications.

The illustrated modality allows the training objectives listed above to be achieved and the level of maturity attained with respect to the themes of recovery and refitting of the existing nautical park and to assess the intrinsic historical value of the asset.


Students with disabilities or learning disorders are allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the Delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. Students are invited to contact the teacher of this course and copy the Delegate (

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