The Italian Sea Group is making the leap from custom yacht builds to serial production with the rebirth of the storied Picchiotti brand, announced just six months after its acquisition. The first Picchiotti production boat is due for delivery in the summer of 2024, with a further 15 units said to be in the pipeline.
The Italy-based yacht conglomerate, which recently launched the Admiral Kensho and the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63, made big news when it acquired Perini Navi and Picchiotti last December for about $82 million. Perini Navi was the big catch since it’s considered royalty in the sailing yacht world.
Picchiotti had been the former owner’s motoryacht brand, and although the superyacht designs were elegant and modern—especially for a name dating back to 1575—they built only a handful before the company went into bankruptcy in 2019.
The latest reincarnation of Picchiotti will mark another sea change for the brand. The Italian Sea Group tapped Florence-based designer Luca Dini to retrace Picchiotti’s historical style with a new fleet of serial production yachts, ranging from 78 to 180 feet in length. They have been nicknamed the “Gentleman” yachts, and are inspired by the silhouette of American yachts of the ’60s. The intention is to pair classic lines with new technology and engineering.
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