Co-Founders and Yacht Designer at Felci Yacht Design
Felci Yachts has been active in Yacht Design field since 2001. The company’s design activity is aimed both at shipyards (Italian and Internationals) for mass production of boats, and private customers. In particular, Felci Yachts is the sole supplier of the designs of the famous French shipyard Dufour Yachts, one of the largest in the world.
The yacht projects made by Felci Yachts have been awarded several times in the international field by the specialized press. Felci Yachts, in February 2018, is defined by DOMUS the historic architecture and design magazine founded by Gio Ponti, ...one of the most famous and innovative Yacht design studios in the world.
It has its roots in the design activity initially carried out as a freelance by Arch. Umberto Felci, who since 1992 has dedicated himself with passion to yacht design. In 2001 was born the partnership with Eng. Lorenzo Giovannozzi starting the Felci Yachts Design studio. The competitive charge matured in years of international races and Olympic classes racing activity by the founding members, Umberto Felci and Lorenzo Giovannozzi, led to the development of many offshore racing yachts as well as numerous bullets and one design dedicated to inshore races.
The first projects were a springboard to test a large number of innovative solutions that proved to be successful, solutions that until then few had tried. Felci Yachts Design is currently developing the most elegant and innovative “Fast Cruisers Yachts” that are made by some of the most prestigious national and international shipyards, including the shipyard Persico Marine, the shipyard ICE Yachts and the shipyard Adria Sail, that have launched in recent years numerous yachts of 50-60-70 feet signed Felci Yacht Design. It is in this type of boat that the characteristics of speed, efficiency and management, typical of a racer, are integrated in a total way with the comfort, elegance and functionality of a yacht born exclusively for the cruise.
The same concept, but differently applied, is connected to the design of boats for mass production, built by the most important international shipyards such as Del Pardo shipyard and Dufour Yachts. Felci Yachts has also explored the world of catamarans, realizing for Dufour Yachts and JJL Yard, projects that have generated catamarans of 48 and 50 feet. Currently an 80-foot catamaran is under project as well as two 60 feet catamarans.
Today Felci Yachts boasts a wide and heterogeneous range of models, thanks to the ability of comparison and synergy between architects and engineers and the deep nautical culture common to all designers who form the team Felci Yacht design, key elements of proper design that is often called art.