New sponsors for Caribbean's most glamorous superyacht event
by Tom Isitt
In less than three weeks, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda will welcome a fleet of 28 superyachts to their base in Virgin Gorda for the third edition of the Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous, sponsored by luxury Italian brand Loro Piana.
Co-organisers Boat International Media and YCCS are delighted to welcome some new additions to an already impressive list of prestigious event sponsors.
Since the early 1980s, Silver Sponsor Perini Navi has built sailing yachts in a class of their own. To date, the company has built 52 yachts, measuring up to 88m in length. Flagship of the fleet is the revolutionary clipper Maltese Falcon, delivered in 2006. In-house design has allowed Perini Navi to implement its own systems and innovations, yet the style and flavour of the yachts remains truly classic. Today, Perini Navi Group is involved in the luxury yacht industry with 2 specific brands: Perini Navi for sailing yachts and Picchiotti for motor yachts. At the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta, Perini Navi will be represented by 38m cruiser/racer sloop P2, as well as the sleek and stylish 54m Parsifal III.
American Eurocopter is the U.S. subsidiary of Eurocopter – the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world. Since beginning operations in 1969, it has become a leading provider of helicopters for US civilian, law enforcement, military, homeland defense and other markets. Contributing Sponsor American Eurocopter has consistently maintained a 50 percent share of helicopter sales to the US law enforcement sector, and is the predominant supplier for tour, corporate and air medical services operators in the US, with users selecting American Eurocopter helicopters due to their large cabins, speed and excellent reliability.
Contributing Sponsor McIntosh Laboratory is known for offering distinguished quality audio products, superior customer service and the ultimate experience in music and film. All McIntosh products are handcrafted by over 130 employees with a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage. McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home entertainment experience for discriminating consumers around the world, with the iconic “McIntosh Blue” Watt Meters globally recognized as a symbol of quality audio. McIntosh will be installing some of their state-of-the-art audio products in the Owner’s Lounge (located in the YCCS Clubhouse) offering an outstanding hi-fi experience, as well as on the newly confirmed host yacht, the 62.5m Icon, by ICON Yachts.
SkyNet Aviation Group
Boat International Media is delighted to continue a long-standing partnership with SkyNet Aviation Group, the preferred air partner of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous. SkyNet Aviation Group is available to discuss your needs for private aircraft charters to and from the Caribbean and other destinations worldwide.
Keep informed by following @bim_events on Twitter, which will be streaming all the event news direct from YCCS Marina, including live updates from the race committee and race commentary from America's Cup veteran and Olympic silver medalist Annie Gardner. Check out our Facebook page for daily photos and video highlights courtesy of Superyacht Media.