In the current competitive scenario, only large shipyards have the possibility of having a R&D center, style and design. These key functions translate research activities into immediate competitive advantage, with the aim of selling products, which must necessarily be innovative and captive. Research is therefore strictly connected to production.
Adelasia di Torres intends to launch the challenge to the next America’s Cup, always considered the master sailing competition in which technology and technical features are expressed at the highest levels.
The America’s Cup will push the arrival on the regional territory of considerable scientific know-how, focused on technical and naval architecture experience that can be converted into skills subsequently useful on ship production and not only.
It is like what happens in Formula 1, a forge of talent and ideas, which are then adapted and re-performed, on industrial scale, for high-end products of car manufacturers.
Boating is a strongly conservative industry, however there is a progressive phenomenon of pervasive diffusion of technologies. If in the automotive sector this process is leading to cars with a low environmental impact, intelligent and increasingly connected, in the nautical sector this trend is still at the beginning.
Sardinia and its excellence pole will be able to offer solutions to the various requests coming from the nautical market.
NAE, that in Sardinian language means ship, is a project for the creation an excellent nautical pole enhancing the various scientific experiences gained during the America’s Cup, making them productive and creating added value, employment and wealth even after the challenge. It starts from the four basic axes of every nautical construction and from their continuous processes of interaction.
Considering only the creation of the shipbuilding production pole for carbon production and connected processing there will be a significant impact on the employment and local income levels.