Through a video published on their respective social media pages, Persico Marine of Nembro, Italy, and Carkeek Design Partners of Palma de Mallorca, Spain,have announced their recently signed partnership agreement aimed at the production of a new full-foiling 70’ day racer.
“We are extremely satisfied to have finalized an agreement with Carkeek Design to offer the market a spectacular full-foiling yacht,” Marcello Persico, president of Persico Marine, stated. “We are looking forward to collaborating with the Award Winning designer Shaun Carkeek and his outstanding team, who have enjoyed global success for many years and are firmly positioned at the leading edge of modern performance yacht design, launching the world’s first HPR designs and winning Grand Prix yachts across multiple rule platforms. Carkeek Design’s are truly unique, combining cutting edge styling, state of the art engineering and latest thinking in Naval Architecture. As leaders in our respective fields we share the same vision and philosophy to produce original yachts that shape the industry, push the boundaries and the new groundbreaking 70 foiler will showcase these shared values”.
“We are delighted to join up with Persico Marine, known worldwide for its cutting-edge know-how in building racing and performance cruising yachts,” said Shaun Carkeek, lead designer of Carkeek Design Partners. “This year, Persico has been in the news for its role in the 2021 America’s Cup. Not only has the yard built Luna Rossa Challenge’s two boats, but it is also the supplier of the foil arms for all America’s Cup boats. And our state-of-the-art full-foiling day racer will take full advantage of Persico Marine’s extensive experience”.
More details will be released in the coming weeks.