Perini Navi: Perini Navi Cup 2018
Sailing, passion, fun, family feeling: the best moments from the Perini Navi Cup 2018
Perini Navi is an Italian shipyard based in Viareggio, Italy. Founded in 1983 by Fabio Perini, who pioneered automation and furling systems in large sailing yachts, the yard builds both sailing and motor yachts. Hulls and superstructures are built at the company’s facilities in Istanbul, most of the outfitting is carried out in Viareggio, whilst maintenance and refitting is carried out nearby in La Spezia.
Perini Navi’s largest project to date was the 88m Maltese Falcon for repeat client Tom Perkins. Other owners include Rupert Murdoch, Silvio Berlusconi, Turgay Ciner, Gerhard Andlinger, Larry Ellison, George Economou, Massimo Moratti, Bertram R.C. Rickmers and Kenneth P. Weiss.
Maltese Falcon is a full rigged ship using DynaRig technology, which was built by Perini Navi in Tuzla, İstanbul, and commissioned by her first owner, Tom Perkins. She is one of the world’s most complex and largest sailing yachts at 88 m (289 ft), similar in size to the Athena and Eos. The vessel dropped her BVI flag in 2008 and was purchased by Pleon Ltd, which put her to charter use. Famous charterers include actors Tom Hanks and Hugh Jackman and Google-co founder Larry Page.