Perini Navi, Dykstra Naval Architects and Magma Structures announced the joint venture ‘Falcon Rig’ on board the iconic sailing yacht Maltese Falcon at the Monaco Yacht Show. The mission of the partnership is to work together in an exclusive manner to design, build and deliver the new generation of Falcon Rigs for the sailing yacht sector.
Dyna-rigged yachts have already demonstrated environmentally-friendly credentials, as the technology lowers the threshold at which sails can be used effectively. Falcon Rig masts will utilise the latest materials and production techniques to enhance the easy-to-handle and safe operation of Dyna Rigs, uncluttered by stays without compromising performance.
“When Tom Perkins chose the Dyna Rig to dress his third Perini Navi sailing yacht, the breakthrough was clear to all that Perini Navi and its partners had consolidated a watershed technology,” commented Burak Akgül, chief business development officer of Perini Navi. “Today we are pooling our technological prowess in this new venture to expand the Falcon Rig Fleet – first launched by our shipyard – encouraging prospective superyacht owners to indulge their passion for sailing and the sea in this extraordinary manner.”
“Our passion for sailing innovation has led us to be involved with some of the most exciting sailing yachts afloat,” added Thys Nikkels, Managing Director of Dykstra Naval Architects. “Bringing our expertise to the new Falcon Rig collaboration, we hope to pave the way for sailing yachts to be sailed easier, more often and safer. We wish to inspire a new generation of superyacht owners.”
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