first place


Marina Pierotti | Orazio Sceusa | Francesca Romana | Traietti Alice Pellegrini

University of Perugia, Industrial Design, Master’s degree Yacht Design at the Quasar Institute For Advance Design – Italy
University of Palermo, Architecture, Master’s degree Yacht Design at the Quasar Institute For Advance Design – Italy
University of Roma Tre, Architecture, Master’s degree Yacht Design at the Quasar Institute For Advance Design. – Italy

The project represents a day cruiser vessel intended for daily cruises of a convivial nature. Its design favors external spaces, characterized by a wheelhouse positioned at the front and an asymmetric layout, conceived to maximize the experience of use. The concept is inspired by the natural and sinuous shapes of the Antelope Canyon in Arizona, from which the lines of the hull, the layout of the internal and external spaces and the color palette were taken.

During the design phase, careful study was used to give the vessel a balance between essential and clean shapes, maintaining a harmony between rigor and sinuosity. A key objective was to optimize the use of space, facilitating a fluid connection between the internal and external environments through the introduction of a large companionway, an innovative solution for vessels of this size. The project stands out from its competitors thanks to the innovative piston system for raising and lowering the cabin, with an excursion of approximately 80 cm, housed in special hidden storage. This system, composed of three hydraulic pistons, allows the gap between the internal and external environments to be further reduced, offering a panoramic view without compromising internal comfort.

To facilitate the use of the cabin in its various configurations, a system of mechanized telescopic ladders has been implemented.

second place


Filippo Gentilini
University: University of Genoa, Faculty of Product Design and Event

“PRIMA” as an adverb (before), with temporal value indicates anteriority in time with respect to a definite fact or moment, clearly or implicitly expressed, or with respect to the time at which or of which it is spoken; anteriority may be indicated indefinitely or by specifying distance in time. (Before=Prima).

"PRIMA is an amphibious car with which one can travel carefree, find refuge in a time of emergency, or use it as an everyday car. It is designed to have a strong and durable structure, a wide adaptability of interior space, a combination of advanced and analog technology, and a powerful full hybrid drive. In a nutshell, this car represents innovation in its ability to meet the challenges of a wide variety of contexts.

It is essential in today's day and age, where any given day can hide contingencies that are as dangerous as they are sudden, whether environmental or otherwise. Having a safe and reliable private mobile shelter will be a calmer and safer way to live.

In addition, PRIMA is also designed to be equipped with first aid tools, a feature that makes it available to civil defense corps. These, thus having a small-sized, compact, durable and buoyant vehicle, will be able to reach otherwise inaccessible places in a timely manner. Let's then move on to the technical features of the project, starting with PRIMA's bodywork made by taking cues from utility cars, such as shape (economy) and strength, moving on to the flotation technology, the transformability of the interior that will allow the user to modify it for his or her needs of the moment (cargo, catharsis, wounded transport...), and finally to the combination of digital and analog technology that allows extreme reliability in different contexts, up to the vehicle's traction that will be entrusted to a full-Hybrid powertrain, guaranteeing fantastic performance on any type of terrain. Last but not least, water propulsion will be provided by a retractable SeaDrive Pod with 7.5 KW of power, which can be activated at the time of need on board the vehicle."

third place

Dreaming for All

Matteo De Francesco
University: “Design Navale & Nautico” Polo Marconi, La Spezia (SP), Universy of Genoa – Italy

Pneumatic Vessel with Increased Accessibility

This project uses a new “single” ergonomic standard for everyone: disability as one of many health states. If the project is conceived For All it will not generate handicaps for anyone, neither skilled nor less skilled. There are 2 potential targets: B2C for pleasure and B2B for public transport/tours for promotional and solidarity initiatives.

Dreaming for All guarantees immense walking spaces and, thanks to its modularity, the convivial spaces are also at the top. A vessel capable of maintaining a cruise speed of 35 knots even in rough seas, with peaks of 60 knots, will be characterized by adrenaline performance. Safety and comfort assured, especially for fragile categories with the stresses of wave motion. The tubes keep the hull stable, reduce rolling and allow a sharp bow for comfortable and safe sailing. The tubulars, divided into five air chambers, make the vehicle virtually unsinkable.

Dreaming for All was born with unique criteria, such as to create a product never seen before but inclined to satisfy any need, both of the current clientele and of those never reached until now: elderly people and people with walking problems but still full of passion for the sea . Dfr.A aims to open a route, in a more modest way, as it was for Vasco de Gama and the impossibility to circumnavigating Africa, it is hoped a new type of boating that makes the sea feel even closer, for anyone.