Headquartered in Viareggio, Italy, with a metalworking facility in Istanbul, Turkey, Perini Navi builds luxury racing and cruising sailing yachts from 40 to 60 metres in length. The shipyard is part of the Perini Navi Group, which also constructs the Picchiotti Vitruvius series of large luxury motor yachts.
History of Perini Navi Yachts
Perini Navi was founded in 1983 as a result of Italian paper manufacturer and inventor Fabio Perini’s passion for sailing. Unable to find a large sailing yacht that he could operate single-handed, he decided to create a company to design and build one. At first, Perini Navi primarily was a studio for designing and engineering large luxury sailing yachts, but by 1988, the company began building its own designs.
The design goal for Perini Navi was to create large yachts that could be handled by a small crew, and to that end, the shipyard helped to develop a computerised sail-handling system that would enable sails to be furled and unfurled with the push of a button.
Following many years as a leader in the international sailing yacht industry, Perini Navi entered the luxury motor yacht sector in 2007 with the launch of the Vitruvius motor yacht series by Picchiotti, a sister division within the Perini Navi Group.