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FABIO PERINI 2019-05-23T14:48:57+00:00


Born into a papermaking family in the province of Lucca, Fabio Perini invented and patented an automated mechanism for paper manufacturing at the tender age of 17. Just over a year later, he was already running his own business. In 1966, he founded Fabio Perini SpA, a company that would make history in the world of tissue paper. In less than 20 years, the company became the world leader in its field with facilities across the globe.


In 1983, Fabio Perini transferred his flair for innovation to boat building by creating a new concept for the design, construction and handling of large sailing yachts that drew on cutting-edge technology and a different distribution of space. Since then, Perini Navi has delivered 60 bluewater sailing yachts, the majority over 40m in length. The launch of 50m Exuma, 55m Galileo G and 73m Grace E, today named Nautilus, three exceptional explorer yachts built by the yard in La Spezia, firmly established the group’s reputation as a builder of both sailing and motor yachts.


With its signature blend of sleek good looks and breakthrough engineering, Perini Navi has long been a household name among discerning yacht owners around the world. In 1991 Fabio Perini was nominated ‘Cavaliere del Lavoro’, the equivalent of a Baronetcy, in recognition of his contribution to Italian industry.

“The most beautiful feature of a yacht is the sea around it”

Fabio Perini