Conferences of hot topics at Seatec - Compotec Marine 2022

Conferences of hot topics at Seatec - Compotec Marine 2022

Conferences of hot topics at Seatec - Compotec Marine 2022


By Seatec
26/02/2022 - 13:05

Seatec - Compotec Marine, the exhibition of technology, components, design, subcontracting and composite materials applied to pleasure boating, the only event in Italy dedicated to industry conceived and promoted by IMM CarraraFiere organizes five conferences during the two days of 17 and 18 March.

The focuses are concentrated on hot topical issues:

- Propulsion and alternative and more environmentally friendly fuels

- Recycling of composite materials and reuse cycle

- Boating and disabilities. Is it possible for a disabled person to navigate the boat alone?

- Concession regime for marinas and tourist ports on the eve of the application of the European Bolkestein law

- Trends in yacht design, new typologies, layouts and furnishings for the yachts of tomorrow

Conference on propulsion and alternative fuels.


- Barbara Amerio owner of Permare, who has developed a hybrid system with Volvo for her superyachts Amer 100 and 120;

- Paolo Bertetti director of R&D department of Sanlorenzo who has a 50-meter megayacht in built that contains a fuel cell generation system;

- H2O which produced a 10-meter sailboat with an electric engine powered by a fuel cell generator with hydrogen contained in the bulb;

- Sealence, which produces the DeepSea electric jet engine to be applied outside the hull;

- Pierpaolo Antonioli, AD of Punch, which is developing a system for using hydrogen as a fuel in current diesel engines;

- Fincantieri which reports the experience of the fuel cell engine applied on the U-212 submarine which, despite being a military application, obviously covered by confidentiality, contains some technical details of the application that can also be shared with the yachting community.

Conference on yacht design trends, in conjunction with the MYDA Millennium Yacht Design Award prize giving ceremony, the Seatec's award to professional and novice designers.


- Davide Cipriani owner of Centrostiledesign, sponsor of the 2022 edition of Myda;

- Andra Ratti, director of the Master in Yacht Design at the Politecnico di Milano;

- Ivan Zignego, professor at the Nautical University Center of La Spezia;

- Marco Amadio, director of the Master in Yacht Design of the Quasar Institute in Rome;

- Sergio Buttiglieri, director of the Sanlorenzo Projects Office.

Conference on the recycling and reuse of composite materials


- Laura Saviano, co-founder and General Manager of Korek, a Tuscan company that has developed a process to recover resins and fibers used in composite materials, particularly for the nautical sector;

A recycling system also suitable for large volumes of waste material and economically sustainable. The pilot plant is already active. Spreading the technology is essential to eliminate GFRP from landfills and incinerators by recovering the fiberglass and resin;

- Fabio Bignolini, Chief Operations Officer, Northern Light Composites, will present the first prototype of ecoracer, the recyclable sportboat designed by Matteo Polli with the aim of combining performance and sustainability. Ecoracer, a 7.69-meter boat built with nlcomp's rComposite technology: thermoplastic matrix, linen fibers for the hull and deck and recyclable core Atlas by NMG Europe, awarded at the last Genoa Boat Show with the Design Innovation Award.

Conference on boating and disability


-Marco Rossato, disabled who sailed around Italy in the company of his dog;

- Eleonora Delnero, climber and kayak enthusiast;

- Andrea Nocellin, designer of Revolve Air, a wheelchair with a revolutionary design and made of carbon composite, which will be produced in small series to be tested by users.

Conference on the concession regime for marinas and tourist ports

Organized by Assonat, National Association of Landing and Tourist Ports, member of Confcommercio


- Luciano Serra, president of Assonat


Boating is not just large yachts, but above all large fleets of small boats. The role of tourist ports in the state property, from mooring points to ports. Tourist ports as a value in the territory and attractiveness of different types of tourism.

In Bolkestein law there are no marinas, as they are built on the water, but the marinas are subject to the concession regime that will be revised to coincide with the application of ther Bolkestein law.

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