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Who we are

NAMES: Naval Architecture Marine Engineering Studio

An acronym made up of several words, but which contains a single mission: to make ship design linear, functional and impeccable.

The firm finishes structuring in April 2019, the natural evolution of the long curriculum as its founder's naval architect: Francesco Rogantin.

His professional career, after significant experiences on yacht projects up to over 100 meters in length, reserves him the role of Technical Manager of the Cantieri Navali Lavagna shipyard.

Covering this prestigious position, he was in charge of the technical development of the flagships of the Admiral line, such as the 40 meters Aqua and the 42 meters Blue Eyes.

The parallel path both in the design studio and on the construction site gives him a complete view of the complex design activity.

To date he runs a dynamic and flexible professional reality, which boasts a close-knit team of naval architects and engineers, as well as a wide range of external collaborators.

What we do

Naval Architecture and Engineering Projects

The activity carried out by NAMES is completely complementary to that of designers' studios, with which there is total technical synergy and never overlapping roles.

The main professional reason-why of the company mainly consists in the development of naval architecture and engineering projects , seeking technical solutions that meet aesthetic and stylistic needs.
The Designer is therefore for NAMES a partner with whom to share the project, as happens with the shipyard or with the private Owner.

The distinctive core business of NAMES is the design of displacement or planing boats in steel-aluminum-FRP-wood, in addition to all the supervision and support tasks at the shipyard which are essential for the success of the project.

Among the most important objectives is undoubtedly the search for wide-ranging consultancy, which provides the client with high value-added services:

  • interface with the Classification Societies and Flag Administrations throughout the design process;

  • construction surveillance and quality control;

  • technical support to the shipyard during the boat delivery process;

  • planning and cost evaluation of the project
    both for new buildings and for refit activities.