October 30, 2017

Paola Galeazzi 1947 - 2017

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Architect Paola Galeazzi, co-founder of the world-renowned yacht design studio Zuccon International Project. Paola had met her future husband and business partner Gianni Zuccon in 1972 while studying architecture at La Sapienza University in Rome.  In 1976, the young couple took part to a call for proposals organised by Cantieri Posillipo with an 18-metre fibreglass yacht project. Paola and Gianni won the design competition and unveiled the Posillipo Technema 65 at the 1978 Genoa boat show. This would be the first model of the famous Technema range, which the Zuccons designed and developed for more than twenty years.  Paola Galeazzi, who had been at the helm of Zuccon International Project since its inception as administrator, was also a pioneer in 3D modelling for yacht design. In forty years of collaboration, the genial couple designed several award-winning yachts for some of the most iconic shipyards, such as Ferretti, Ferretti Custom Line, Bertram, Mochi, Apreamare, Baglietto, and Posillipo. Paola is survived by her husband Gianni, and her children Martina and Bernardo Zuccon, both talented architects who will keep the legacy of her work alive.