29 May 2023

NAPA User Meeting is back from 29th May  to 1st June in Helsinki!

A great occasion for ship designers, naval architects and stability experts using NAPA, a professional software that we also use, to learn about its latest developments, share experiences and organizational skills. A delegation of Meccano Engineering is invited to attend this important meeting on 31st May and to talk about NAPA and explain its specific features.

31 March 2023


The Keel laying of the 85m Offshore Multipurpose Unit (UAM), commissioned by the Italian Coast Guard, designed and built by a joint venture between Fincantieri and Cantieri Navali Vittoria (CNV), was celebrated on the 31st of March 2023 in Adria, where the vessel is currently under construction.

We would like to thank CNV for having us as an important partner for Management and Production Planning Consulting to improve the Shipyard efficiency and, on this particular project, for other engineering services. We have already worked for more than a year providing technical support to the procurement process, reviewing the basic design and developing the first part of the entire detailed and production engineering scope. Our involvement will last until the final delivery of the unit.

In the picture, a delegation of our technical engineering leaders, who have played, together with the rest of Meccano Engineering team, a great role to the success of this project!

28 Sept / 01 October 2022


As usual Meccano Engineering will be exhibiting at Monaco Yacht Show in September. Our company will partecipate to this event togheter with TRS ( Trieste Refitting System ).

06/09 September 2022


Meccano Engineering exhibiting at SMM HAMBURG

M/Y Pellegrino 35m

The new concept Design by Meccano Engineering is ready to be unveiled. 

Inspired by Nature, the exterior design of the M/Y Pellegrino is a stylistic representation of one of the most evoked animals in history: Peregrine Falcon. 

This new design is a mix of both engineering and creativity, coexisting and developed under the expert supervision of our engineering team.

Large and luxurious living spaces for the 10 guests in this 35m long motor yacht, reaching more than 30 knots of top speed. 

N/R Laura Bassi Refitting Project

N/R Laura Bassi (formerly Polar Queen and RRS Ernest Shackleton) is an icebreaking research vessel built in 1995 in Norway. In 2019 she has been acquired by the Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (OGS) and is now starting an important refitting in Trieste.

The refitting foresees the replacement of many under keel sensors and transmitters supplied by Kongsberg, with the consequent substitution of some 30 tonnes of steel of the bottom blister. The scope will also include the installation of cable routing pipes from the bottom sensor’ casings to the control rooms and the layout update of the Laboratory room.

The refitting works will be carried out by Fincantieri, under the surveillance of RINa, and Meccano Engineering is proud to have been selected by OGS as a trusted partner for the supply of the engineering services for this refitting. Since December 2020 we have put in place a highly experienced multidisciplinary engineering team (Structure, Machinery, Electrical, Outfitting), supporting the project on multiple levels, working along side and coordinating all parties involved (OGS, Fincantieri, RINa, Kongsberg). As it is the case for all modifications on operating vessels, time was of the essence and we worked hard to successfully deliver high quality design within a challenging time frame.

The team will be supporting the project also during construction, up to ship delivery planned for the end of May 2021.       

Thanks to OGS for the opportunity!

Research Project on Process and Organization Innovation

Make the design process always safer, more efficient and smarter is our goal at Meccano Engineering.

That’s why winning the FVG tender of research project on process and organization innovation was a great opportunity to pursuing our ideas.

The project will consist of two parts. The first is represented by the creation of a company database, gathering the huge quantity of information on various kind of ships, which will lead our decisions on new projects and will allow a statistic approach to concept design.

The second part foresees the introduction of Napa Designer and Napa Drafting in the development of structural design, to achieve a quick and reliable integration between 3D model and 2D output.

Naval Architectural Consulting

Our experienced Naval Architects provide site support and consultancy for lightship surveys and inclining experiments on ships and yachts of any kind, with a large track record of such services over the last 15 years.

Here we successfully organised and managed the lightship survey for the 116m M/Y Ulysses while she was docking in Trieste. Thanks to Manta Maritime for the opportunity and the crew for the proactive collaboration!

Progetto “Produzione di programmi pluriennali all’estero”

Progetto di Rete “TRS – Trieste Refitting System”