Riela won the Boat International’s World Superyacht Awards 2010 “Best Sailing Yacht in 45m size range” and the “Interior Design Award – Sailing Yachts” at The Showboats 2010 Design Awards. And once again Riela, designed by Perini Navi’s in-house naval architects together with New Zealander Ron Holland, was recognised as ‘a symbol of perfection’ in the superyacht sector by the Robb Report which publishes its annual “Best of the Best” special issue, which represents the culmination of an entire year’s search for excellence in every aspect of the luxury lifestyle.
The 56m aluminium ketch Panthalassa, launched in 2009, won the 2010 Prix du Design for her high degree of innovation in naval architecture and interior design. The trophy, a volute bowl designed by Ted Muehling and handcrafted at Nymphenburg, was presented to the Perini Navi Shipyard by HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Prince Leopold of Bavaria.
In addition, Panthalassa won the “Barca dell’Anno” prize organised by the Italian magazine Vela e Motore. The announcement of the jury highlighted the finest yacht interior design by Foster and Partners, ‘enhancing the diffusion of natural light all over the yacht’.
Turning to motor yachts, the Perini Navi Group’s Vitruvius series – Picchiotti 50m Exuma, launched in 2010, was awarded the Rina Green Plus Platinum certificate, in recognition of ‘her proven commitment to environmental excellence’. The Green Platinum award is the highest calibre green certificate a yacht can achieve.
Exuma, designed by Vitruvius Ltd and with the naval architecture of Philippe Briand, has achieved her environmental performance through a naval architecture study intended to increase the yacht’s efficiency. Technical solutions such as hull form optimization, construction material and weight saving choices all add to the projects credentials.
Exuma was also awarded as the Most Innovative Yacht of the Year at the 2010 World Yacht Trophy. Then, Exuma won the 2010 Nautical Design Awards, a new recognition for yachting design.
This run of awards for Perini Navi ended with a prize to its founder, Cavalier Fabio Perini, during the 2010 BMW-Yacht Capital Awards which was held at the Yacht Club Italiano. This recognition was awarded based on his continued success in business since 1983, that has led Perini Navi to deliver 50 yachts, together with the Perini Navi Group’s recent entry in motor yacht sector under the Picchiotti brand.