The Italian Sea Group (TISG) has announced a new line of three Perini Navi sailing yachts measuring from 48 to 77 metres. Named Genesis, the fleet will include a 48-metre model available in both "regatta" and "cruise" editions, a 56-metre ketch redesigned through the existing collaboration with Malcolm McKeon, and a 77-metre falcon-rigged superyacht.
Speaking at a press conference, TISG's CEO Giovanni Costantino said the new line confirmed Perini Navi's increasingly strong position after its acquisition last year and added that "Perini Navi is still the leader" in the sailing superyacht segment. He also noted that the market is showing "particular sensitivity to [Perini Navi yachts]".
Smooth handling and generous interior volumes are key elements of the Genesis line, with new elements including a blue leather handrail that will become a signature detail on the future Perini Navi fleet. In terms of design, the series will take all of the "typical" and "iconic" elements of Perini Navi yachts and "redesign them in a modern way", according to Vittorio Blengini, TISG's sales manager.
Design will be completed in-house to enhance the "family feel" that is "shared by every single unit" in the TISG portfolio and the "architecture will be based on an open-plan design" with a "seamless" connection between spaces.
Across all the Genesis fleet, the stern has been envisioned as a key al fresco relaxation zone complete with seating and waterfront access. On the 77-metre Perini Navi Genesis, the yacht's stern will be equipped with a full-size spa-beach club with unfolding terraces and renderings indicate the superyacht will also have a forward firepit. An electro-hydraulic mast-sail management system will ensure easy and straightforward handling.
The 48-metre is the entry-level addition to the line, and comes in two different versions to suit buyers looking for regatta racing as well as leisurely cruising. In a statement, TISG said: "The sail system handling system will continue to be concentrated in the two command consoles, with a series of joysticks that facilitate single-man control without the need for dedicated crew. The superstructure, which has been restyled, will keep Perini Navi's distinctive stylistic cues: side epaulette, a double round glass stripe providing great light and an enclosed aft cockpit to offer more privacy."
The new model will also feature new hull lines to offer limited heeling angles while sailing, double rudders and swing centreboard to minimise draft and facilitate access to remote ports and bays. Solar panels can also be included as an option on this model.Read More/The Italian Sea Group announces Perini Navi collaboration with Malcolm McKeon
Perini Navi has had historic success with the 56-metre range, with seven 56-metre yachts on the water. Malcolm McKeon has been tasked with reimagining the design in his most recent collaboration with the yard, and the new line will have a strong orientation to sailing performance. The design will include a full carbon sail plan and Perini Navi's "sail handling system".
Costantino added: "I am very proud of the new Perini Navi fleet and the progress made so far over the past year. By transferring the comfort of motor yachts to sailing yachts, we have succeeded in creating a harmonious synergy between two worlds thanks to our already strong expertise, which has been strengthened and expanded through the Perini Navi acquisition."
During the press conference, Costantino was also able to shine a light on the current Perini Navi projects under construction. This includes the 47-metre Art Explora, a 60-metre ketch designed by Ron Holland and Rémi Tessier, a 56-metre sailing ketch designed by Malcolm McKeon and Winch Design, and a 47-metre sloop for sale with Edmiston.