Perini Navi was founded in Viareggio in 1983 when Fabio Perini launched a prototype sailing yacht with ample living space that could be sailed with a reduced crew. That vision grew into the most successful fleet of large bluewater cruisers in the world. He then expanded his operations by acquiring the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia, a pioneering builder of luxury motor vessels, followed by the Yildiz yard in Tuzla, Istanbul. Perini Navi specialises in the design and construction of superyachts in aluminium and steel, as well as refit and service work. With more than 55 per cent of the world market for sailing yachts over 45m, the group’s track record is nothing short of remarkable. Thanks to its in-house design capability, the brand has been able to implement without compromise its own vision, systems and innovations. Perini Navi sailing and motor yachts are renowned for their high-quality construction and interior finish, exceptional comfort and seakeeping. Perini Navi yachts are built in three facilities: in Viareggio and La Spezia, Italy, and in Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey. These three state-of-the-art facilities have become synonyms for quality and seaworthiness, able to provide the high level of service and maintenance that is expected from the Perini Navi brand. Last but not least, Perini Navi USA in Newport, Rhode Island, is dedicated to brokerage and charter services for Perini Navi yachts, with the aim of providing a seamless point of contact for clients.