Perini Navi sponsors Mille Miglia 2018 and awards the special prize
“The greatest breakthrough of its time”
Perini Navi, is sponsoring the Mille Miglia 2018. The 2018 event is the 36th re-enactment of the Mille Miglia and will be staged in four one-day legs through Italy. The classic route to Rome and back, with stops at Cervia – Milano Marittima, Rome and Parma, will end in Brescia on Saturday May 19.
For the Mille Miglia 2018, Perini Navi has established the special prize “The greatest breakthrough of its time”, which will be assigned to the car which represented the most important innovation of its time in terms of mechanics, engineering or style.
The prize reflects the natural vocation of the shipyard, which has revolutionised the yachting world with its sail control system, making it possible to build big sailing yachts that can be governed by a single person. Innovation, technology and design are the defining features of Perini ships, which navigate the world’s seas under the banner of Italian excellence.
The special prize “The greatest breakthrough of its time” will be awarded by a prestigious panel made up of top names in design and journalism: Dan Lenard, Laura Sessa, Luciano Clerico and Franco Romani.
The Perini Navi prize will be awarded on Thursday May 17 during the Roman stage of the Mille Miglia.
“The decision to sponsor the Mille Miglia,” comments Lamberto Tacoli, Perini Navi Chairman and CEO, “confirms the close ties that bind Perini Navi to its territory and the symbols of Italian excellence worldwide. The Mille Miglia is not only an opportunity for vintage car enthusiasts to meet, but also an event that celebrates our country’s beauty and points of excellence. That is why we have established the Perini Navi award and assembled an exceptional panel of judges, and why we are happy they have accepted the invitation to share with us the value of innovation that has always been a defining feature of our shipyard.”
Perini Navi is the world leader in the design and build of superyachts, with 62 yachts launched to date, including 59 sailing yachts and three motor yachts. Perini Navi was founded in 1983 by Fabio Perini whose vision was to revolutionise sailing, with proprietary technology for sail handling. www.perininavi.it