Fabio Bignolini

Co-Founder & CEO

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Andrea Paduano

Co-Founder & CTO

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Piernicola Paoletti


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Matteo Polli

Yacht Designer

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Sergio Caramel

PRO & project manager

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Samuele Nicolettis

Sail Designer

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nlcomp is an innovative startup that deals with the research and development of recyclable composites in order to solve the problems related to the end of life of fiberglass composites.

The company was founded in December 2019 by three founding partners and thanks to the investment of Samer & Co. Shipping started the project that led to the launch of ecoracer, the first recyclable and flax fiber boat in the world.

In 2020 nlcomp was awarded by Genoa Boat Show with Design Innovation Award for ecoPrimus project and was also finalist for the World Sailing Sustainability Award and for the Metstrade Boat Builder Awards. Also in 2021 ecoracer wins Design Innovation Award in Genova and was among the finalists of the World Sailing Sustainability Award.¬†In 2022 nlcomp receive the Foiling Award in the Sustainability Category for the ecofoiler project and wins the Designer Category at the “Velista dell’Anno” event by Giornale della Vela in Milan.

Another big step for the company was the victory of the Italian ORC Sportboat Championship in Gargnano, Lake Garda at the racing debut of ecoracer.

In late 2022 ecoracer was nominates as European Yacht of The Year and shortlisted as Eco-focused boat of the Year for Boat Builder Awards by IBI Metstrade.

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