• Maria Roberta Morso

    Maria Roberta Morso is a freelance yachting journalist based in Italy.

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    Team Italia’s new integrated bridge allows captains and crew to easily monitor and operate machinery and systems.   As yachts become larger and larger, owners and captains spend more time working with shipyard technical departments, sub-contractors and interior designers to integrate all sorts of equipment. Thanks to...

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    Among its many applications, 3D printing has been used recently to create accurate scale models of boats and yachts. CRP Technology, an Italian 3D printing company, masters this new technology using the selective laser sintering technique with Windform composite materials. NauticExpo e-mag talked to Franco Cevolini,...

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    Safety equipment is often mandatory by law according to boat size, type and flag. In 1948 the United Nations created the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a permanent body that deals with maritime safety; signatory countries adopt laws according to rules and regulations drawn up by the IMO. Leisure boats need...

    According to organizers of the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016, over 630 boats, ranging from 2.10 to 52 meters, were on display. This year 191 new models, both sailing and motor yachts, were presented in Cannes, offering significant clues on market’s trends. Designers pay great attention to provide generous volume and a...

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    Yacht owners, realizing their yachts can explore long distances without looking like cargo ships or trawlers, are ever more keen to explore. Newer yachts can be smart and have style. This is the case of the Nauta Air 108′ Narvalo, presented by Cantiere delle Marche at the latest Cannes yacht show. As all the Nauta Air...

    Naval architect Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec takes stock of hydrofoils. NauticExpo e-Magazine: How do hydrofoil work ? Sergio Cutolo: How hydrofoils work is simple in theory: Basically, the hydrofoil consists of a wing-like structure mounted on struts below the hull. At low speeds the hull still glides through the...