Soaring sails

With seven yachts in build and an order book worth 160 million euro, Perini Navi is consolidating its technological and stylistic leadership as it focuses on an innovation-centred future.

Photography by Perini Navi

25 September 2019


At a press conference at the Yacht Club de Monaco on the first morning of the 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 worth 160 million euro-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 motor yacht.

The yard also has a total of seven yachts under construction: two motor (a 53m and a 56m) and five sailing (three 42-metres, one 47-metre and one 60-metre). In addition to this, Perini Navi delivered the 25-metre Eco-tender in August.

Production values jumped from 35 million Euro in 2017 to 66 million in 2018 with Perini Navi expecting to end 2019 on a figure of 80 million Euro.

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.


“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,” declared Perini Navi Majority Shareholder, Edoardo Tabacchi.

“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.

“We are proud that Perini Navi is continuing to develop whilst retaining the leadership position it deserves.”

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 56 to 92-metre models and inspired by the iconic Maltese Falcon, the 88-metre 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.

Specifically, the 92-metre, for which a letter of intent has been signed, has carbon-fibre masts, a 2,400-square-metre 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
Renowned worldwide not merely as an innovative designer but also a respected builder, Perini Navi also presented “Tailor Made”, a whole new direction for the yard. Long famed for the reliability of its yachts and its meticulous attention to detail, Perini Navi will now be making its construction expertise available to sailing and motor projects by outside designers.

The yard recently signed a letter of intent for the first such project, a 74-metre motoryacht penned by Argentinean naval architect and designer Horacio Bozzo. The MY 74-metre 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.

Perini Navi/Ora Ito
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.

The eclectic, multidisciplinary Ora Ito has transformed his vision of the Perini Navi world into a capsule collection that is a reinterpretation of the iconic 56-metre flagship of the yard’s fleet, producing two special designs in the process.

The result is a contemporary, unfiltered reimagining by an outsider to the nautical world. A genuinely fascinating project. Ora Ito, in fact, has a passion for analysing the icons of our time and then creating radical new takes on them, something he has done for other historic brands from fashion to technology.

“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 92-metre Falcon Rig SY, a 47-metre E-volution SY and a 74-metre 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.

“A special thanks to Ora Ito, for reinterpreting our iconic 56-metre with his eclectic style.”

In the course of 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, between 26 and 29 August 2020.

Perini Navi is also playing host to the One Ocean Foundation at the Monaco Yacht Show. The ocean protection organisation has been supported by the yard since its launch. One Ocean has also promoted the signing of the Charta Smeralda, its marine protection code of ethics.


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