Having been on sailing boats since birth and growing up with a passion for drawing and design, pursuing a career as a Yacht Designer / Naval Architect was kismet for Kristian Pascoli. His father was the first Italian to cross the Atlantic Ocean solitaire (3 times) and skippered a Swan 65 sailing yacht in the first edition of the Whitbread regatta. The experiences at sea with him played an important role in shaping his future. He grew up in Monaco and Italy until he moved to the United States, where he completed his studies.
After graduating with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, he followed the family’s tradition and crossed the Atlantic. This experience was the catalyst to pursue his current profession. He was hired by a World renown Yacht design firm whilst still at school, and once he received his diploma, he joined their office in Antibes, France.
Kristian has been the responsible Lead Designer and Project Manager for 19 of the largest Motor Yachts worldwide, so he decided to establish his own company Pascoli International in May 2023, based in Monaco.