Seven Stars Revives Iconic Made-in-Italy Model Leopard Yachts With Customised 36m Vary

Leopard Yachts, the long-lasting Italian model because the Nineteen Seventies, has been re-launched by Seven Stars Marina & Shipyard close to Pisa. Andre Bacigalupo, one in all Leopard’s authentic naval architects, has designed the brand new vary’s streamlined hull. Contracts and development will probably be overseen on the proprietor’s behalf by skilled Monaco brokers TWW Yachts.

In 1973, the Picchiotti household, primarily based on Italy’s Tuscany coast, collaborated with naval architect Paolo Caliari to create the primary Leopard Yacht. These glossy motor yachts have been celebrated for his or her pace, reliability, consolation and class. From 2000, Leopard Yachts’ latest fashions have been constructed at Tombolo Shipyard, on the Canale dei Navicelli between Pisa and Livorno.

In 2019, Seven Stars Marina & Shipyard acquired Tombolo Shipyard. The corporate’s CEO Davide Mugnaini affirms his long-held fascination with Leopard Yachts. “Seven Stars makes a speciality of creating tailored yachts for demanding house owners,” Mugnaini explains. “However with Leopard, the significance in relaunching a famend Italian model made the problem extra attention-grabbing.”

Mugnaini researched Leopard Yachts’ compelling backstory, with a view to reviving the legendary model. He met Andre Bacigalupo, Caliari’s pupil and Leopard’s designer from 2000 onwards. Mugnaini discovered that Bacigalupo had continued to excellent his Leopard Yacht designs and drawings as a personal ardour. “We had a mutual respect for Leopard’s historical past,” continues Mugnaini. “Mixed with Seven Stars’ technical know-how, it has made our collaboration on the relaunch of Leopard Yachts an act of affection.”

The primary 36m will probably be able to hit the water simply 24 months after signing. Connoisseurs of the Italian model’s historical past will acknowledge its racing strains and nuanced type. But this mannequin boasts up to date interiors and is extra environment friendly than the unique.

Carlo Pittis, Model Supervisor of Leopard Yachts, explains, “No Leopard constructed by Seven Stars Marina & Shipyard will probably be equivalent. Our strategy is really artisanal and tailored. New house owners have a clean canvas, whether or not they want to set up a Jacuzzi or utterly redesign the yacht’s inside areas.”

Customization is feasible, says CEO Davide Mugnaini. “The diploma of personalization is restricted solely by the proprietor’s creativeness. Our shoppers will be assisted by inside consultants Nauta Design, with whom we collaborate carefully. By way of parts inside the yacht, Seven Stars is famend for its obsessive consideration to element and tenacity in sourcing any materials or accoutrement.”

TWW Yachts is performing as a central agent for Seven Stars Marina & Shipyard and Leopard Yachts. TWW will supply house owners complete assist through the development and customization of their yacht in addition to overseeing administration and upkeep of the yacht as soon as accomplished.

Supply: TWW Yachts