Hull 699 slipped out of her build shed at Feadship yesterday, four years after a family decided to pursue the project. Bearing the name Najiba, which means “noble” in Arabic, the 190-footer (58-meter) is also the second-largest all-aluminum Feadship so far. What makes her more notable, though, is a first. Najiba is the first Feadship by
The first of a new motoryacht series has made the journey from Perini Navi’s Turkish shipyard to its primary shipyard in Italy. Meet the 56-meter Voyager, a 184-footer, bearing design by a longtime shipyard partner. What’s more, the Perini Navi Voyager series keeps an emphasis on large-size, large-volume motoryachts. Even with her LOA and volume
On the heels of retiring the Picchiotti brand, Perini Navi has its first Perini Navi-branded motoryacht under contract. LOA: 184 feet (56 meters). Last month, during a press conference at the Monaco Yacht Show, Perini Navi announced it was dropping the Picchiotti name for its mega-motoryacht series. Perini Navi’s CEO, Lamberto Tacoli, pointed to a
“There are a lot of stereotypes in yachting that are not actually true,” asserts Philippe Briand. “A sailing yacht is not only for performance and racing. It can be just as suitable as a motoryacht when it comes to exploration, even with a touch more elegance.” The naval architect, head of the eponymous design studio,
In nearly three years’ time, we’ll see a steel-hulled motoryacht that Perini Navi’s Picchiotti shipyard is set to start building. That same yacht joins what the shipyard calls a “top secret” all-aluminum motoryacht as a new-construction project. Both contracts were signed this past week. Details are scarce, unfortunately. For now, however, Perini Navi Group will
While every yacht starts with what an owner wants, sometimes there’s the problem of too many cooks spoiling the proverbial broth. In other words, the owner tries to please too many people—him- or herself, plus family, plus charter guests, plus eventual buyers on the resale market. Philippe Briand created the Egoist 100 to counter this.