About Verme Projects
Passion and innovation
Verme Projects is made out of passion, they call it jokingly “holy fire”, for innovation and integrated design. It built its roots in the late 1990s, time in which design environment was turning towards super-specialization.
Thinking about those times, it’s clear to understand how they turned out to be the beginning of a radical change in the design approach. Those were years in which the automotive, for example, was losing its romantic features Forghieri-like, figures who in F1 were directly involved in aerodynamics, engine and chassis.
From that moment, design became more and more a field where technical detail dominated the scene and design started to divide itself necessary among dozens and dozens of engineers, each one focused on developing individual components. Constantly increasing performance and technology required many more heads and minds at work, but they also took away the magic halo that design had in the hands of a single engineer.
Multidisciplinary for an Integrated design
The nautical sector has followed this evolution in a longer time, keeping in some ways, a more classic approach. Verme Projects was born right in that time of transition, when it was still possible to think of a global project, where it was possible to put hands on anything from the hull to the structures up to the concept design. For Massimo Verme it was an overwhelming passion and an excellent gym to gain experience.
Those years lead to the belief that it could be able to face design with a global integrated approach, building step by step a team of professionals, who could deal, in the right way, the new technological challenges the market required.
The central point of the project had to be faced by building a team based on multidisciplinary skills that collaborated and contaminated each other under the guidance of the team leader/project manager.
Massimo Verme’s challenge consisted in making the global design vision coexist with fragmentation necessary to pursue cutting edge technological levels. With Verme Projects he realized what he defines as integrated design, that is the best answer to the nautical world needs, the only way to reach the state of the art in the development of boats, combining technological innovation, experience and reliability. This is a synthesis, achievable only when the parts of the project merge perfectly.
First personal design Company
In 1996 started working with composite design FE software, buying first licence of Algor ( now Autodesk Simulation ). Works for famous design gurus introducing advanced design techniques in that period almost unknown in yacht design.
First complete Structural Designs
the Verme Project team is born
In 2001 starts his collaboration with ISA, on the successful series 470.
First Complete Technical Project Management
First complete project: Styling and Engineering and Project Management
Meanwhile the team is expanding thanks to two new figures.
First Design Award
In 2010 we won the first edition of Nautical Design Awards and the team doubles its members, reaching 8 designers in total.
In 2011 one of our models was nominated for the historical, triennial award “Compasso d’Oro”
Change of Pace
On engineering side our studio grow in capacity and experience, getting from Azimut-Benetti on order for two years of extensive engineering development of the bigger model of the new Benetti Grande fast series, the 140′. We manage to follow five projects over 30 m in parallel, two of them ( Cento and Benetti 140 ) with full shipyard project engineering and assistance. In 2013 we started our internationalization process, expanding our services and creating an international network of sales.
We are working in Europe, China and USA.
Ferretti collaboration begins
Three Innovation Awards
Facing difficulties and planning for the future
The partnership with Azimut-Benetti began in 2008, year when Massimo Verme was elected to be one of the company’s managers. Despite choosing to continue in his job as designer, the company proposed to continue to collaborate in other ways, starting a long professional experience.
Benetti Delfino / 2008
The new Delfino, which name celebrates an old project of the building site, is the first one that inaugurates our partnership with Benetti, started in 2008. On the great crisis’ eve we have been charged both as personally and as designing studio to follow the development of new models, together with designer Righini and the building site technique department.
Beyond the Delfino, we have worked on the new Tradition and on the Classic Supreme.
Serie BF 200 / 2011
We have developed the detailed engineering of the entire ship, starting with the lines plane on the designer’s paper, then with the construction in the building site, up to the delivery.
Serie FB 800 – 50 m – 500 GT / 2012
The fibreglass hull and aluminium superstructure: it was our first project entirely shaped in Nx
Magellano 25 / 2018
Magellano 30 / 2020
The collaboration with Ferretti, started in 2015, year in which Verme Projects was able to propose itself to a renewed company management.
The first important activity related to the new hull range development.
Custom Line 120’
CL 120 has been the project which started our partnership with Ferretti Group. For the first time, a renowned worldwide building site relies on us for the design, in this specific case, of the hull and of the boat structure, and then gives us, working in progress, others engineering activities.
Custom Line 120 was awarded at Cannes and at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.
Custom Line Navetta 42
Over time we gained also Ferretti Group trust and esteem. Therefore in 2016 they task us to collaborate to the entire technical part development of Navetta 42, the same as our clients did. Hence, it is the first application of our “integration makes the difference” for Ferretti Group.
To Navetta 42 was given the Best Innovation Trophy at Cannes Yacht Festival 2018.
Partnership with PerMare is a long-term partnership that dates back to 2001. We have developed together several projects, working as an outsourced technical office for many years. Innovators and rich in capacity for fashion independent analysis in terms of Designers, gave us first the opportunity to design our own exterior lines.
We have particularly at heart Amer 92, because thanks to it we were able to enter in the styling world. Founded in 2006 it is, in fact, the first ship entirely designed by Verme project even in its exterior lines. Several units have been produced, giving to the building site and us the straight, also financial, to developing others new models.
Amer 116 gave us our first design award. The distinguishing feature of its design and of several others we have proposed, is the arch that extends seamlessly from stern to bow. This solution was hinted by Palmer & Johnson of the time, but made extreme in our Amer and later even more so in Sir Norman Foster’s Rodriquez, extending the arch to include the bow. Amber 116 was nominated the ship of the year 2009, thanks to its extremely performing waterlines, reaching 26.5 knots with two little 1800 horsepower engines in line, results that have not been replicated yet in a 36m yacht. It was nominated for the Compasso d’Oro award.
Cannes Innovation Award
Amer Cento Quad
Yacht & Aviation awards 2017
Cannes Innovation Award