Perini Navi has 35 years of history behind it. So, too, does it have a long history of delivering timeless sailing superyachts. It’s bringing that ethos into its motoryacht projects with the Perini Navi Heritage range. Spanning different sizes, they draw, literally and figuratively, on its sailing tradition.
Announced at last week’s Monaco Yacht Show, the Perini Navi Heritage range includes 180-, 213-, and 246-foot (55-, 65-, and 75-meter) models. The shipyard deliberately sought an outside design firm, one familiar with the “language” of motoryachts: Zuccon International Project. Bernardo Zuccon, who runs the studio with his sister Martina, says the very notion of Heritage made the duties clear, “to draw on the culture of the shipyard.”
One way the Perini Navi Heritage series does this is through styling. Each of the three motoryachts has sharp, straightforward lines. In addition, just as the yard’s sailing-superyacht clients spend abundant time outside, the motoryachts will invite them to do the same. Long, open spaces on deck are abundant, “as is the case on a sailing boat,” Bernardo Zuccon explains. In fact, he continues, just like sailboats, “the hull is the key feature and the superstructures are seen almost on a part with accessory components.”
Significant volumes characterize the Perini Navi Heritage series. Specifics weren’t provided for the individual yachts. However, CEO Lamberto Tacoli does say the gross tonnage may exceed 1,300 for some.
Regardless of size or volume, the Perini Navi Heritage yachts will share something further. Zuccon International Project is also handling interior design. It therefore wants more of a connection between the inside and outside worlds. This concept gets tossed around a lot in yachting, but in this case, it’s captivating. The Perini Navi Heritage projects will incorporate nature-oriented themes. Indeed, customers can have displays of bamboo plants throughout the decks. Zuccon International Projects additionally can include small waterfalls and pools (perhaps with fish or plant life). On a related note, the design studio is emphasizing sustainable materials for the luxury goods.