Flying sailboat Felci 65 innovative aesthetics, technology and speed

Felci 65 sailing yacht is born from the needs expressed by an owner to create a unique yacht able to participate with great potential for high-altitude racing and at the same time to be perfect for comfortable and relaxing cruises.

“These are the inputs that led our new Felci 65 project,” says architect Felici, named Umberto Felci, a prominent name in the design of the “fast sails” that together with the now consolidated worldwide excellence in the construction of technologically advanced Persian yachts Marine they are about to create one of the most advanced sailboats in the world.

From the sleek design Felci 65 is an innovative fast high tech cruiser featuring Italy. In fact, it is the first time that Persico Marine is building a yacht designed entirely by an Italian. Two Italian excellences that have been found to make this yacht really special. The 20 meters long boat is the result of a compromise between resistance and stability of shapes for a certain displacement to 18.5 tonnes.

The hull is very fashioned to achieve the best performance,with lifting kell in stainless steel with the draft ranging from 2.75 to 4.4 meters.

The bridge is characterized by maximum ergonomics. The shaft is in high modulus carbon, along with almost all sail equipment. The interior is bright thanks to the low profile windows in the deck. To ensure maximum privacy on a cruise, when you do not compete, the cabin and guest cabin are separate from those reserved for the crew.


The owners of this boat issued the following statements: “We started off with a white sheet of paper, so we could really develop something special, which could bring technologically and aesthetically innovative elements to the cruiser racer “I am very excited about our new project,” says Marcello Persico, Persico Marine’s CEO, as the perfect DNA expression of Persico Marine. We have been working for several months with Felci to get the highest level of performance, along with the unmatched elegance and comfort on board. Years of yacht construction, this is the first boat we have built with an Italian designer and we are absolutely confident that our Italian collaboration has created a super-sexy sailing boat. Our goal is to blend the racing experience with the luxury elegance of the Yacht that’s what gives the Persico Marine team the greatest motivation. “

“Bring a light, fast, comfortable and elegant boat to life – this is the concept that drives us in our project. Combining these input functions is one of the things we do best. With the new Felci 65, I can confidently say that we have been able to create an exclusive yacht for lovers of competitive sailing yachts “says Felci Yacht Design Umberto Felci.

Loa: 20.0 mt
Lwl: 18.30 mt
B max: 5.20 mt
Dspl: 18.5 tons
Ballast: 6.2 tons
Lifting keel: 2.75 – 4.25 mt
Sailing Area Upwind: 243 sqm
Downwind sailing area: 517 sqm
Construction: Carbon – Epoxy / PVC-Sandwich
Interior layout: lounge, fireplace, Fwd cabin, VIP guest cabin, captain cabin, crew cabin, 4 bathrooms
Engine: Volvo D3 – 150 HP
Generator: Fisher Panda 8kw
Fuel Tanks: 700 lt
Water tanks: 840 lt
Water producer: 200 lt / h




Yacht a vela Felci 65 estetica innovativa, tecnologia e velocità

 Yacht a vela Felci 65 nasce dalle esigenze espresse da un armatore di creare un yacht unico capace di partecipare con ottima potenzialità a regate d’alture e nello stesso tempo di essere perfetto per comode e rilassanti crociere. Continua a leggere “Yacht a vela Felci 65 estetica innovativa, tecnologia e velocità”

Tango prepares for the debut of Saint Tropez

Tango is the name of the last sailing yacht in the Wally100 series famous for its performance and is exactly the fourth in the series that is about to roll the sea. It was presented, as scheduled, on the 26th of September, 2017. At the beginning of August, Tango was launched at the Persico Marine shipyards in the Ligurian Riviera of Ponente in Italy and recently delivered to its owner, a yachtman expert. From the first and the longest waiting at sea tests Luca Bassani founder and chairman Wally says: “I sailed with Tango with a wind at six, seven knots and proved to be lively and responsive even with weak wind” The feel of the helm is that of a much smaller, very balanced and fast boat. Excellent visibility from driving position. The maneuver is easy thanks to the style of the new smooth bridge. The deck hardware is powerful and fast: just 6 seconds to lift the bow! What else? It’s a real Wally! “

Tango will debut at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez in the Wally class from 30 September to 8 October.

We see briefly the features and the statements made by the chief executives of this boat to finished work.


The yacht is 30.48m long, it can accommodate up to 6 people and has a dining table for 10 people. The interior layout consists of a main aft lounge, the engine room and service center areas, and the entire area reserved for guests to the bow. All the interiors have been luxuriously furnished to create relaxed and comfortable cruising environments when you do not compete.

Boat propulsion is also guaranteed through a 300cv combustion engine that ensures a cruising speed of 11 knots with the sails wound. The boat can be managed and controlled by a single unit thanks to advanced Wally sailing automation systems.

All project start goals have been reached so that Luca Bassani, founder and president Wally, says: Tango is exactly as we expected when we started developing the project: extremely clean lines and a very aggressive look that expresses the high performance inherent in its DNA “, moreover,” The completely smooth Tango bridge, similar to the iconic one of Essence, reflects our approach based on the equivalence between form and function, and besides further emphasizing the purity of design, also facilitates regatta maneuvers . We therefore look forward to carrying out the sea tests demonstrating the superior performance of our new superyacht. “

The new Wallycento has been designed for naval architecture by Mark Mills of Mills Design, the interior portrays Pininfarina and Persico Marine for construction technology.

Mills on the project declares “We have developed a radical project that combines the extreme cleaning of the blanket with an emotional,” novel “interior layout. All in the box-rules of the Wallycento class, with the structure on a level never seen in a yacht of this size, “he adds.” An important technical attribute of Tango is to have the hull’s immersed volume later compared to the previous Wallycento and the stern lines are cleaner and more elongated: a hydrodynamic option I appreciate a lot. “ Concorde and enthusiastic, Luca Bassani, President of Wally Yachts: “This idea of ​​Mark, combined with the maximum permitted sailing plan, has brought considerable benefits when it comes to navigating the typical Mediterranean breezes.” Moreover, Mills finishes, “Tango is our biggest project, and we also believe the most innovative, the most refined and certainly the most satisfying to be developed in collaboration with the customer, Wally, Pininfarina and Persico Marine,” “We need our commitment to vision by Luca Bassani who suggested that we have a new mindset for the design of this Wallycento “.

Bassani’s interior emphasizes “Tango cruise comfort is equivalent to that of previous Wallycento models, while the different interior configuration further focuses on weight reduction at the center of gravity.”

The interior design is of Pininfarina, an important design brand known primarily in the automotive world, which sometimes blows into the nautical one with always great results. About Pininfarina’s Pininfarina Group Chairman Pininfarina said: “Pininfarina’s nautical division team has been challenged to develop ultra-lightweight, exceptionally high-performance interior, in line with the features of this superyacht. “The interior of this Wallycento has committed our staff to the goal of achieving the perfect balance between performance and comfort,” he concludes. “Thanks to the selection of materials and innovative solutions that combine functionality and aesthetics, we have created a true pure blood of the sea, ultra light and superperforming, perfect for both cruises and regattas. We are very proud of this result, which confirms once again the excellence of our nautical division. “

And finally, Marcello Persico, Persico Marine’s Chief Executive Officer, is world-renowned in the construction of high-tech hulls, with Tango’s collaboration with Wally, says:. “We are very pleased with our first superyacht: Tango weighs only 47.5 tons thanks to the general optimization we have been looking for since the beginning of the project. Specifically, we have worked hard to lighten the interior as much as possible, not just using carbon fiber and nomex sandwiches but also developing new solutions to build, for example, hinges and veneers. “,” Our new team combines industry experts of purely racing boats such as VOR, Mini, Maxi and America’s Cup catamarans, with those of the best cruising superyachts. “

We just have to wait for the Tango debut in Saint Tropez where the other 3 yachts of the Wally100 series will surely compete and win the best.

Main technical characteristics.

Total length 30.48 m
Maximum width 7.20 m
Draft 4.40 / 6.20 m (lifting keel)
Displacement 49.95 tons
Surface 640 m 2

Accommodation 6 people + 2/4 crew
Naval Architecture Mills Design Design
exterior Mills Design / Pinifarina Design
interior Pinifarina
MYT Project and Management Planning, Monaco
Persico Marine Construction, Italy
Germanish Lloyd Certification
Mast e Boom Southern Spars
Rigging Southern Spars EC6
Custom VM MR706LX engine 350 hp

Tango si prepara al debutto di Saint Tropez.

 Tango è il nome dell’ultimo yacht a vela  della serie Wallycento famosa per le sue prestazioni precisamente è il quarto della serie che si appresta a solcare il mare. E’ stato presentato, come previsto, il 26 settembre 2017 al Monaco Yacht Club. Tango è stato varato a inizio agosto presso i cantieri di Persico Marine, nella riviera ligure di Ponente, e consegnato recentemente al suo proprietario che è un esperto yachtman. Dalle prime e tante attese prove in mare Luca Bassani fondatore e presidente Wally afferma: “Ho navigato con Tango con un vento a sei, sette nodi e ha dato prova di essere vivace e reattivo anche con vento debole” La sensazione al timone è quella di un’imbarcazione molto più piccola, molto bilanciata e veloce. Visibilità eccellente dalla posizione di guida. Le manovre sono agevoli grazie allo stile del nuovo ponte liscio. L’hardware del ponte è potente e veloce: solo 6 secondi per sollevare il fiocco! Cos’altro? È un vero Wally!” Continua a leggere “Tango si prepara al debutto di Saint Tropez.”





For the realization of an extra-luxury yacht there are two approaches. There are owners, ie those with the boat exercise, which usually coincides with the owner, but it is not always the case, they prefer personal interest of the project, even before the realization, that cater to the most famous designers in the industry that to develop the project bearing in mind their specific requirements. 14713621_594263264110693_5462157104712799397_n

  The second approach is one in which the owner from existing projects seeking to develop them and adapt them to your needs. What is the approach to the end, you have to locate the site or rather the company that will realize the chosen project.14520503_2107730812784738_4745191761352730339_n

In this article we will review 5 yachts built or rather engineered in recent years by the most representative and important Italian companies in Europe and the world for the construction of yachts and more, we are talking about Fincantieri Yachts. 14440732_1774459456135205_7234055567013470110_n

Among the yachts taken into consideration, it is no intention of this article, to say what is better or what is worse, nor make comparisons with other yachts of the same type made by other manufacturers, but simply analyzing the main characteristics of the boats , we will try to grasp what are the evolutionary design aspects that characterize the realization of future luxury yacht. 14440727_307328459628463_2018084131420144435_n

First we will describe, in order of construction, summary of the main technical characteristics of the yacht and then we will do our considerations about.


VANITAS                        THE BEAUTIFUL

LIGHT                             THE LIGHT


SUNDANCE                   THE LIGHT




Fortissimo is a collaboration of Ken Freivokh Design (KFD), a very prestigious team specialized in the complete design of luxury yachts and Fincantieri Yachts. Yacht is a tremendous attention to detail powered by a turbine engine where minimal strength and elegance blend seamlessly. Only experienced a company like Fincantieri could realize the project proposals required for the creation of this super yacht along 145 meters. foto6_1378735632

Main technical characteristics (Source Fincantieri)

Total length 145 m; Max. Laghezza 17,3m; Max. Draught 4.5m; 7000 tons Gross tonnage GT; number of bridges 7; Owner more guests 16; Suites for owners and guests: 8; Captain, crew and staff 48; Power of propelling engines 70,000 kW; 4xwaterjets propulsion; Speed crociera18 nodes; Maximum speed 35 knots. foto8_1378735630



Vanitas is the fruit of a collaboration between Fincantieri Yachts and Andrea Vallicelli an Italian designer of international renown. Italian winning team and all Vanitas is the testimony. The perfect fusion of style and refinement makes this technology attractive and functional yachts and the name could not be more appropriate. For propulsion features a diesel-electric hybrid system. The hull has a unique style for its elegance in its entirety. The interiors and exteriors are characterized by maximum flexibility. vanitas_7

Main technical characteristics (Source Fincantieri)

Total length 123 m; Max. Width 17.50 m; Max. Draught 5.55 m; 6 bridges; 13 cabins for owners and guests; 31 cabins for the captain, crew and staff; Maximum speed of 20 knots. cattura1



Light, designed by Nautica Yachts and engineered by Fincantieri Yachts, is 80 meters long, light, bright and fast with very good stability in the water, with large outdoor spaces, cared for in the forms. dfbd7dac-dade-4998-a7f2b35e8cd98daa

Main technical characteristics (Source Fincantieri)

14 meters wide; maximum draft 4 meters; gross tonnage of 2,200 tons; equipped with 5 bridges; Owner and Guests 12 + 2; Suites for Owner and Guests 7; Captain, Crew and Staff 24; Engine power Engine 2 × 2465 kW; Type Propulsion 2xCPP; Cruising speed 17 knots; Maximum speed 18.5 knots; 08770158-f065-46ad-92324e4b97e5fb2f



Fincantieri and Pininfarina together have created a luxury yacht with the name of Eighty-five, to honor 85 years of the Pininfarina Group, an important signature in the automotive designer who regularly is also dedicated to boating with the results really eccezionali.In this yacht technology fitting in perfectly with the beauty, style and reliability, with large outdoor areas with all comforts to enjoy all the wonders of the sea, light to interior spaces that comes straight from the stern window and from the large side windows. fincantieri-pininfarina-eighty-five-mega-yacht-designboom-thumb500

Main technical characteristics (Source Fincantieri)

85.9 meters long; 15 meters wide; gross tonnage of 2,460 tons; five bridges; 7 cabins for Owner and guests; 11 cabins for the captain, crew and staff for a maximum capacity of 33 units;
diesel propulsion system 2 engineswith fixed pitch propellers; Propulsion – power engines of max. 2 x approx. 2,350 kW, maximum speed 18 knots

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Sundance is a collaboration of two English teams Gresham Yacht Design and designer Seymour Diamond and engineered by Fincantieri Yachts. 89.9 meters long, and airy with a skylight roof that serves as the boat’s main lounge, large outdoor areas with extensive use of sliding glass panels so that very deliberately shielded the distinction between internal and external part of boat .


Main technical characteristics (Source Fincantieri)

Master cabin with private balcony, two suites for VIPs and four cabins for guests, for a maximum capacity of 14 guests and 30 members of crew and staff bordo.La Propulsion is via a pair of 3,915hp MTU diesel engines for speed maximum of about 18.5 knots. sundance-inst-3-630x354

Analyzing these yachts can be seen that large surfaces sliding windows play an important role in building the future and luxurious yacht with very bright and panoramic interior similar to the rooms of luxury hotels overlooking the sea. The interior lighting will be provided throughout the day not only from the side walls as well as skylights and partitions. To enjoy the best of outdoor living outdoor spaces will be equipped with the maximum comfort. Large outdoor areas if necessary can be partially or completely enclosed by sliding glass panels making it very fragile the distinction between inner and outer parts of the hull. Furthermore it will give very use of hybrid systems space for the propulsion of the yacht with a cruising speed of around 17 knots.