During the UCINA – SATEC’s annual meeting, held in Genoa the 28th and 29th of May, the “Boating Pioneer 2010” award was awarded to Gianni Zuccon, the well known designer of many famous yachts.
UCINA, the association of Italian yacht and pleasure boat builders, presents this annual award to an individual within the recreational boating and yachting sector for their leadership and contribution to the global growth and development.
UCINA commented “Giovanni Zuccon was born in Rome in 1944. In 1984 with his wife, designer Paola Galeazzi, he founded the Zuccon International Project, industrial and yacht design company. Since then he has been working with the best Italian shipyards. He has been awarded prestigious prizes in Italy and abroad for his career in the yachting sector and for his important role as professor who, every day, transmits the love for yachting to future ship designers."
Giovanni Zuccon, an architect and designer, is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design at the Faculty of Architecture "Ludovico Quaroni" of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
For almost thirty years he has been designing the superstructures, compartments and interior furnishing of yachts. In 1976 he started working in the Posillipo shipyards in Sabaudia and later moved to the Baglietto shipyards in Varazze. He has worked with the Ferretti Group since 1990, designing models for the Ferretti Yachts, Custom Line, CRN, Bertram and Mochi Craft shipyards and with the Apreamare shipyard. He is also a professional architect working in the field of civil architecture for the service sector and for support facilities.