During a press conference at Monaco Yacht Show, Perini Navi senior management presented their analysis of the first two years since the arrival of the yard’s new shareholders and management, and also outlined their main strategies and operational plans for the coming years.
Perini Navi’s order book is currently reportedly worth €160 million, with three letters of intent recently signed for a 92m sailing yacht from the Falcon Rig Gallery, a 47m E-volution sailing yacht and a 74m motoryacht. The yard also has a total of seven yachts under construction: two motor (a 53m and a 56m) and five sailing (three 42ms, one 47m and one 60m). In addition to this, Perini Navi delivered the 25m Eco-tender in August.
“We are here at Monaco after two years of enormous transformation and major investment in R&D, in our staff and in upgrading our production sites. And we will continue investing over the coming years,” said Perini Navi Majority Shareholder, Edoardo Tabacchi.
“Throughout its history, Perini Navi has always pushed the boundaries of technological research and is now presenting the market with a series of innovative products that are absolutely unique in the sailing sphere. We have the largest output of 40-metre-plus sailing yachts in the world and have also just delivered the extraordinary Eco-tender, our research laboratory for sustainable innovation. We are proud that Perini Navi is continuing to develop whilst retaining the leadership position it deserves.”
Perini Navi will be presenting its new Falcon Rig Gallery at Monaco Yacht Show. This is an entire product range spanning 56m to 92m models and inspired by the 88m clipper Maltese Falcon, which made its debut to the sailing world in 2006.
The aerodynamic efficiency of the sail plan has been optimised to maximise performance, and automation has been further extended with new generation winches, resulting in simpler operation and easier handling.
“Contemporary lines, generous volumes and new superstructures with an unmistakeable Perini Navi aesthetic characterise the entire range,” said the shipyard. “The aft areas on all the craft offer hugely comfortable spaces which open onto a large beach area. The cockpit and saloon are on the same level and flow into one another to create a single open plan area.”
The Falcon Rig range spans the following models:
Specifically, the 92m, for which a letter of intent has been signed, has carbon-fibre masts, a 2,400 sqm sail area and an innovative arrangement concept dominated by a master suite which takes up the entire upper deck. There is an extensive use of glass, found for example, in the main staircase which links all four decks, resulting in bright interiors.
Perini Navi also presented “Tailor Made”, a new initiative whereby the yard will now be making its construction expertise available to sailing and motor projects by external designers. The yard recently signed a letter of intent for the first “Tailor Made” project, 74m M/Y ‘Vanguard’, penned by Argentinean naval architect and designer Horacio Bozzo.
Alongside “Tailor Made”, attendees saw the “Perini Navi/Ora Ito” capsule collection, developed in partnership with French designer Ora Ito. The capsule collection is a reinterpretation of the 56m flagship of the Perini Navi’s fleet, resulting in two new designs.
“The last two intense, challenging years have produced positive results,” commented Lamberto Tacoli, chairman and CEO of Perini Navi. “The market is rewarding our efforts as confirmed by three letters of intent for a 92m Falcon Rig SY, a 47m E-volution SY and a 74m motor yacht. We are now looking to the future with optimism and enthusiasm, driven by the same spirit with which Perini Navi revolutionised the nautical world almost four decades ago.
“We are very proud to be presenting the new Falcon Rig Gallery to the market too. Created in-house in Perini Navi and inspired by the iconic Maltese Falcon, it is a complete product range that hails a new opportunity for the sailing superyacht world, thanks to its cutting-edge new generation technologies, contemporary styling cues and unprecedented volumes”.
Tacoli also said a special thanks to Ora Ito for “reinterpreting our iconic 56m with his eclectic style.”
During the press conference, it was also announced that the eighth edition of the Perini Navi Cup, a fleet regatta organised in partnership with the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, will take place at Porto Cervo, Sardinia, from August 26th - 29th 2020.
Perini Navi will be exhibiting S/Y 60m 'Seahawk' at the Monaco Yacht Show. The Perini Navi stand is at JS9, in the heart of the show. Keep up to date with all Monaco Yacht Show news here.
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