The Italian Sea Group has relaunched the Picchiotti brand with a new line of models that celebrates the “golden age of yachting”, according to TISG CEO Giovanni Costantino.
Named ‘Gentleman’, the new line of models will range from 24 metres to 55 metres in length. The keel of the first Picchiotti Gentleman has already been laid, and the yacht is due for delivery in 2024.
The new yacht line has been penned by Luca Dini and his team, with Kurt Lehman of Yachts Moments providing consultancy. The series is tailored towards “owners who want to stand out, but are also well acquainted with tradition and the concept of gentleman yachts,” according to Dini.
Built in aluminium, the Picchiotti models will have an increased eco focus with an ultra-efficient hull design and the option to include hybrid or full electric propulsion.Read More/Balancing heritage with innovation: Giovanni Costantino on the acquisition of Perini Navi
Aesthetically, the models will balance the retro appeal of 60s American cruisers with modern touches. Mahogany details and highly polished finishes promise a superyacht feel throughout, and the first hull will feature a tender that is an “exact miniature” of the mothership.
Elsewhere, the first model will boast a large beach club and a generous side corridor that allows easy movement onboard.
The relaunch comes just six months after TISG acquired Perini Navi Picchiotti. The Italian parent brand shows no sign off slowing down, with Costantino saying; “I am very proud to give a new voice to a brand that represents the heritage of the entire nautical industry - one of the oldest shipyards in the world ", said Costantino.
The Picchiotti Gentleman “recalls the historical models such as the Giglio Series or the Mistral Series by Picchiotti, enhancing their design values and the culture of the sea,” continued Costantino.