Nembro (BG), Italy
“A craft of this type requires a design of the highest level, great technology, and construction expertise, and the best designers: we have built a solid partnership to attain this ambitious goal,” states Marcello Persico, president of Persico Marine.
Designed by Daniele Mazzon, chief yacht designer of Pininfarina Nautical, and Shawn Carkeek, lead designer of Carkeek Design Partners for yacht manufacturer Persico Marine, the Persico F70 is a “hyperboat,” a unique project in terms of performance and design.
The new Persico F70 is a project for an ultra-fast, lightweight full-foiling daysailer-racer made of carbon composite, with an innovative design concept offering revolutionary performance with style and comfort.
Incorporating the latest research and development, as well as state-of-the-art technology, Persico F70 offers two potential uses: regatta racing and elegant yet comfortable daysailing.
The yacht’s full foiler is designed and engineered to fly on the water, reaching high performance and speed.
It is an ideal regatta racer, also capable of enhancing the role of a daysailer, thanks to the liveability of its interiors and exteriors, design solutions, and sleek lines.
“For the design of the Persico F70, we wanted to draw inspiration from the AC75s to create a yacht as stylish as it is high-tech,” states Mazzon.
“As the F70 is a high-performance boat that flies above the surface of the water, and aerodynamics study was essential to ensure exceptional performance”.
“On the Persico F70, we have combined the hydrodynamic expertise of Carkeek with the aerodynamic know-how we have developed over the last 50 years in our own Wind Tunnel.
“Indeed, the interiors are open space with a series of structural rings, creating a perspective illusion that emphasizes the length and width of the boat and expresses a dual passion for daysailing and racing performance.”
“The F70 will be a boat without precedent,” states Carkeek.
“The foils, derived from those on the IMOCA60, will be aided by elevators on the rudder blade, just like those on the AC75s.”
“This way the boat can reach full flight mode with only 10 knots of wind, without resting on the downwind side of the hull.”
“What’s more, the foils will be completely retractable to allow the F70 to dock easily, and the project will avail itself of the same CFD and VPP software used on both the IMOCAs and the AC75s.”
Project: Persico F70
Designers: Pininfarina Nautical and Carkeek Design Partners
Manufacturer: Persico Marine