When The Italian Sea Group acquired Perini Navi last year, it set out not just to revive it, but to re-imagine it. Simultaneously, it wanted to remain faithful to quintessential Perini style and performance. The new Perini Navi Genesis fleet, offering three sizes, is the first step in those directions.
According to Giovanni Costantino, founder and CEO of The Italian Sea Group, the biggest difference is transferring motoryacht comfort into the sailing-yacht world. The three new sailing-superyacht models—48-, 56-, and 77-meter LOAs—make it possible through a few common threads. Specifically, they offer larger social spaces, more natural light inside, and easier access to the sea for guests. The latter is especially evident in the form of a deep, open transom. All three models additionally have curvy styling and open interior layouts in which multi-use areas flow into each other. Finally, all three will have a blue leather handrail as a recurrent theme, representing Perini Navi’s future.
Of course, each of the new Perini Navi Genesis fleet yachts have their own personalities and design cues. So, for example, the 48-meter (157-footer, directly above) will be available in a regatta version and a cruising version. The expansive open transom will further include a transformer swim platform, for swimmers’ ease. To preserve privacy, meanwhile, the aft cockpit remains enclosed. Interestingly, joystick controls will allow single-person sail-handling as well. A new hull design to improve heeling angles plus a swing centerboard should open up more possibilities of cruising and anchoring. Finally, clients can opt for solar panels.
With the 56-meter (184-footer, above), The Italian Sea Group is working with Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design. Since the model is arguably the most iconic Perini Navi of the past, the goal was to preserve an emphasis on strong performance. (McKeon hung his own shingle more than a decade ago after having worked for the late naval architect Ed Dubois on numerous sailing yachts. Notably, he’s also collaborating on yet another Perini Navi, this, too, a 56-meter ketch.) McKeon’s studio is handling the hull design and sail plan, plus contributing to styling. The all-carbon-fiber sail plan will leverage Perini Navi’s well-known sail-handling system.
Finally, the largest of the new Perini Navi Genesis fleet yachts will feature the renowned Falcon Rig (at top). Two masts will be aboard this 253-footer (77-meter), as will a beach club with a spa, quite unusual. The interior beach club will have fold-down platforms to create a larger open-air “beach” fully aft.
No delivery dates are yet set, since contracts are still in discussions.
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