Speaking at the Monaco Yacht Club yesterday (September 26), Lamberto Tacoli, chairman and CEO of Perini Navi said: “Picchiotti remains part of the family - it was not a decision against Picchiotti, but a decision for Perini Navi.” He also suggested the motor yacht brand’s name was not dead forever, adding: “We are thinking about strategies for a line in the future, it is a question of time.”
In a wide-ranging press conference, the yard also revealed that it has sold the fourth hull in its 60 metre semi-custom sailing yacht series, which will be the sistership to Seahawk, Perseus 3 and Seven (pictured above and on display at Monaco this week).
Other sailing yacht projects under development at the Italian yard include a new 42 metre sloop (pictured below), which has secured a letter of intent.
Currently known as the 42 Evolution, this new design boasts modern styling to match its cutting-edge electric propulsion system.
Sales director Fabrizio Sgariglia described the boat as “a very sleek and extremely fast carbon package,” with a transom that offers a “friendly approach to the sea” as well as a new keel system and a new generation of captive winches.