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News: The “Boating Pioneer 2010” award goes to Gianni Zuccon

June 8, 2010 by yachtlover
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In the frame of UCINA – SATEC’s annual meeting held in Genoa the 28th and 29th of May, the “Boating Pioneer 2010” award was awarded to Gianni Zuccon, well known designer of many and 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.

Gianni Zuccon’s awarded was accompanied by the following quote from UCINA:

Giovanni Zuccon was born in Rome in 1944. In 1984 with the wife, the 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”. His professional activities are focused mainly on planning and designing industrial products for the yachting and transport industries. For almost thirty years he has been designing the superstructures, compartments and interior furnishing of yachts for pleasure boating (both custom and for industrial production). In 1976 he started working in the Posillipo shipyards in Sabaudia and later moved to the Baglietto shipyards in Varazze. He has been working 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. In the past few years his career and projects have earned him important awards in Italy and abroad.

He is also a professional architect working in the field of civil architecture for the service sector and for support facilities.

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