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Designed to fly on water: Introducing the 21.3m Persico F70 racing yacht

28 October 2021• Written by Miranda Blazeby

Pininfarina Nautical has revealed an “ultra-fast, lightweight, fully foiling” 21.3 metre racing yacht model named the F70, which is designed to “fly on water”.

Described as a “hyberboat” in terms of performance and speed, the project is presented in collaboration with Carkeek Design Partners and Persico Marine and is designed to be used as either a regatta racer or daysailer.

The yacht is designed inside and out by Carkeet Design Partners and includes a furturistic interior. It uses full foiling technology and uses similar technology as the America’s Cup AC75 foiling monohull models.

The yacht can reach full flight mode in just 10 knots of wind, Pininfarina Nautical said, while the retractable foils allow the F70 to dock without obstruction.

Daniele Mazzon, chief yacht designer of Pininfarina Nautical described the yacht “as stylish as it is high tech”.

“The interiors are open space with a series of structural rings, creating a perspective illusion that emphasizes the length and width of the boat and expresses a dual passion for daysailing and racing performance.”

“Integrating full-foiling regatta performance, excellence in design and daysailer features is a fascinating challenge, which we have shared with Carkeek Design Partners and Pininfarina,” Marcello Persico, president of Persico Marine, added.