The Perini Navi Group is a world leader in the design and construction of large sailing yachts. In 2007, it also began to build motor yachts under the brand name Picchiotti, relaunching the historic Picchiotti shipyard that the group acquired in the early 1990s.
The Perini Navi Group encompasses a number of different elements: the Perini Navi shipyard founded in the 1980s by Fabio Perini, who invented and developed a revolutionary automatic sail control system; the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia, where the group constructs motor yachts and carries out repair and refit activities; the Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey, where the group’s hulls and deck structures are produced; and Perini Navi USA in Newport, Rhode Island, which offers chartering services.
The skill sets and production capacity acquired by the Perini Navi Group enable it to build yachts in a wide range of sectors, from 38m sailing yachts to large sailing yachts of more than 70 metres in length, to custom projects such as the 88m The Maltese Falcon, racing yachts, a fast cruising line of sailing yachts and motor yachts.
The group’s base and central offices are located in Viareggio, Italy. It is here that every Perini Navi sailing yacht project is designed, engineered, developed and constructed. Picchiotti motor yachts are built at Cantiere Picchiotti in La Spezia, Italy. This shipyard has three 70m hangars and two 50m piers in a work area of 32,000sq m.
Picchiotti is also the main base for the Perini Navi Group’s refit and repairs department, which offers a wide range of services to owners of both motor and sailing yachts.
At the end of the 1980s, Fabio Perini took over an existing shipyard in the Tuzla area of Istanbul, transforming its 42,000sq m waterfront area into one of the best-equipped shipyards in the Mediterranean: Perini Istanbul-Yildiz. Constructing hulls and superstructures for the group’s motor and sailing yachts, the Yildiz shipyard is capable of producing entire special projects. So far, these have included stunning sailing yachts such as The Maltese Falcon and the 40m State of Grace.
Owners of Perini Navi sailing yachts have the unique opportunity to compete in the Perini Navi Cup. This regatta takes place over four days every couple of years in the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean and offers owners the chance to take part in some intense but highly enjoyable competitive sailing.