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Vittorio Boccolini

Dr Vittorio Boccolini PhD


Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering

023 8201 6169 ext. 6169 Room no. RM403


Following his passion for sailing, Vittorio studied naval architecture and marine engineering at the University of Napoli Federico II where he got a PhD and a MEng.

Just five days after completing his studies, he began working for a company which had the tug concession in three ports. He was involved in the operational control and was actively involved in the service and maintenance of the fleet.

After his studies, Vittorio worked as designer in different companies. He was part of the team developing a surface drive transmission which was used by OSG to win the Powerboat P1 Evolution Championship in 2006 and later worked on some commercial project built in steel and aluminium.

In 2018 he joined a rigging company which specialised in the refitting of masts and race optimization. He also worked as surveyor for a classification society for recreational craft and as independent technical advisor for the Court of Napoli.

Vittorio joined Solent University in 2018 after having taught for years in further education.

In his free time Vittorio loves cooking, sailing his Laser, travelling and spend time with his family

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    During his time in industry, Vittorio has designed vessels up to 30m in steel and aluminium, and designed composite components and weight optimisation. He has also been involved with mechanical design, FEA analysis and 3D modelling.
  2. Teaching experience

    Vittorio has taught for two years at an Italian university, and for four years in further education. He also has experience of project supervision. Vittorio has a level 5 qualification in Teaching and Learning and has Fellowship of the FEA.
  3. Research interests

    Vittorio's research interests lie in the areas of hybrid propulsion, mast and rigging loads, and resistance of stepped hulls.