21 February 2017
BIO OF THE MONTH: FULVIO DE SIMONI
Few names have influenced modern yacht design as extensively as Fulvio De Simoni, designer of the WIDER range of superyachts and express cruisers. He built his conception of design on a great passion for the sea and a deep nautical culture: “Sea life takes you to the essentials. Love for boats teaches you how to take on new challenges and develop creatively”.
Born in the coastal town of La Spezia and surrounded by boats from an early age, it was inevitable that Fulvio's talent for design would find expression in yachts. In the 1970s he started designing sail boats, working for Alberto Mercati's studio. It was in 1983 that he founded Italprojects, to specialise in high tech projects for the Yachting industry. From that point on, his designs found worldwide acclaim, with over 2.500 yachts built for some of the biggest names in yachting.