During the press conference at the Monaco Yacht Show 2019, Italian yacht manufacturer Perini Navi presented new Falcon Rig Gallery, with seven yachts in build and an order book worth EUR 160 million.
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 worth EUR 160 million, with three letters of intent also signed recently for a 92-metre sailing yacht from the Falcon Rig Gallery, a 47-metre E-volution sailing yacht and a 74-metre motoryacht. The yard also has a total of seven yachts under construction: two motor ones (a 53-metre and a 56-metre) and five sailing ones (three 42ms, one 47m and one 60m). In addition to that, Perini Navi delivered the 25-metre Eco-tender in August this year.
Production values jumped from EUR 35 million in 2017 to EUR 66 million in 2018 with Perini Navi expecting to end 2019 on a figure of 80 million. It has also consolidated its production areas and further strengthened the Viareggio-La Spezia-Turkey axis. Over the coming months, Perini Navi also plans to boost its coverage of the international markets by opening operational bases in Hong Kong and Monte Carlo.
Perini Navi Majority Shareholder Edoardo Tabacchi declared:
Throughout its history, Perini Navi has always pushed the boundaries of technological research and today is 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.
Falcon Rig Gallery
Perini Navi is also presenting its new Falcon Rig Gallery to the market at the Show. This is an entire product range spanning 56m to 92m models and inspired by the iconic Maltese Falcon the 88m clipper with which Perini Navi revolutionised the sailing world in 2006.
The aerodynamic efficiency of the sail plan has been optimised to guarantee superior performance. Automation, which has always been the jewel in the Perini Navi fleet’s crown, has been further extended with new generation winches, resulting in even simpler operation and easier handling.
Contemporary lines, generous volumes and new superstructures with an unmistakeable Perini Navi aesthetic characterise the entire range. 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, guaranteeing superb liveability both interior and exterior.
The Falcon Rig range spans the following models:
Specifically, the 92-metre, 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. Extensive use has also been made of glass, including for the main staircase which links all four decks, yielding exceptionally bright interiors.
Perini Navi Tailor Made
Perini Navi also presented “Tailor Made”, a whole new direction for the yard.
The yard recently signed a letter of intent for the first project, a 74-metre motoryacht penned by Argentinean naval architect and designer Horacio Bozzo.
The M/Y 74m Vanguard is the product of her owner’s passion for Perini Navi styling cues which Bozzo has skilfully reinterpreted and transferred to the lines and details of this motoryacht.
To reflect the creative, innovative spirit with which it revolutionised the sailing world, Perini Navi also presented the Perini Navi/Ora Ito capsule collection developed in partnership with the internationally acclaimed French designer. Ora Ito has transformed his vision of the Perini Navi world into a capsule collection that is a reinterpretation of the iconic 56m flagship of the yard’s fleet, producing two special designs in the process.
Messe Düsseldorf decided to cancel boot Düsseldorf for 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic and the associated worldwide lockdown measures. The next boot, as scheduled in the trade fair calendar, will open its doors from 22 to 30 January 2022. Under the given circumstances, an implementation on the planned date in April is no longer guaranteed, says Wolfram N. Diener, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf: "The continuing high level of infection and the fact that the end of the lockdown is not foreseeable for the time being make a resumption of trade fair operations at the end of April appear increasingly unrealistic. We have reassessed the situation with our partners and jointly decided to cancel boot 2021 early. Our priority is the health and planning security of our exhibitors, visitors and service providers. All activities will now be focused on the successful staging of boot 2022."The aim, he said, is to return to the concept of boot Düsseldorf both as an event for all water sports enthusiasts and as a business and networking platform for the international trade audience. For 2022, he added, work is also underway on a hybrid trade fair experience that will, among other things, enable digital participation in seminars and events at boot Düsseldorf.Credits: boot Düsseldorf
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Azimut S6 won the title Best Sportscruiser over 40 Feet at the coveted Motor Boat Awards organised by top UK magazine Motor Boat & Yachting during a virtual ceremony on January 19, 2021.The sporty coupe, designed by Stefano Righini and Francesco Guida, scored points with the jury for the balance it achieves between adrenaline-pumping performance, excellent handling and a comfortable, spacious lower deck. Also, Azimut Yachts won another important award – Azimut S6 is the best Sportscruiser over 40 feet according to the jury of the Motor Boat Awards, presented annually by leading UK magazine Motor Boat & Yachting based on ability, design and value for money in their chosen marketplace.Azimut S6 was launched at the Cannes Boat Show in 2018. The sporty pure coupe features an exterior by Stefano Righini. The bow shield, combined with the trapezoidal bow and large rectangular windows in the hull, ensures that the interiors are flooded with light, while the deckhouse’s diamond-shaped glazed surfaces give the yacht an even more distinctive profile. The interiors by Francesco Guida are decorated and furnished with a discreet, modern elegance that is both fresh and refined.This model in the Azimut Yachts sports range features an extensive use of Carbon Tech and a triple Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system, which translates into excellent consumption efficiency and a significant reduction in vibration and noise. The triple propulsion system not only delivers better acceleration, but also superior handling and responsiveness.Azimut Yachts is an Azimut Benetti Group brand. With its Atlantis, Magellano Flybridge, S, Verve and Grande collections, it offers the widest range of 34- to 125-foot yachts.Credits: Azimut Yachts
January 21, 2021
‘A true gentleman’s yacht,’ Sultana has been sold after being on the market for more than a year and a half. The deal was closed by Northrop & Johnson with the final price of €2,995,000. Sultana, a striking example of a classic canoe stern, was built by Feadship in 1969. In 2012, the motor yacht completed a substantial refit to bring her back to her former glory. Accomplished by Feadship’s Makkum yard, the owner and this team worked closely with Feadship’s refit department to ensure the yacht was restored to the high-quality and preservation of the Feadship brand. The 25.8m Sultana can accommodate eight guests in four cabins.Sultana has a full-beam master suite with a centerline queen bed, vanity, sofa, walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with a large hot tub and separate shower. The yacht’s additional staterooms include a full-beam VIP and two staterooms with twin-size beds, which can be converted into doubles. The yacht offers a generous sundeck, which is perfect for relaxing and entertaining. The space showcases sunpads, comfortable loungers and a barbecue. Her aft deck showcases alfresco dining surrounded by a built-in sofa.Her cruising speed is 10 knots. Feadship was formed as a group in 1949 as a marketing partnership between six Dutch shipyards, de Vries Lentch, Van de Stadt, Witsen & Vis, Akerboom, De Vries Scheepsbouw and Van Lent Shipyard, and De Voogt Naval Architects. Feadship is well-known as one of Netherlands’ most elite yacht builders and delivers superyachts from 50–100+ meters in length.Credits: Northrop & Johnson
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