For the second year running, Loro Piana represents the title sponsor of the “Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous”, exclusive nautical competition, now in its third edition, organized in partnership with the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda as well as Boat International media. Moreover, making further news this year is the Loro Piana Superyacht Trophy, commencing on March 25, a transfer race, which departs Virgin Gorda for nearby St. Barths for the St. Barths Bucket regatta.
The event counts no more than 30 of the world’s largest sail and motor boats that – measuring no less than 80 feet – will challenge one another in the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea, testing the tactical abilities of their owners and crew in a succession of races.
A breath-taking competition is foreseen, where the Wally 101 superyacht Indio, overall winner of the 2011 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in Porto Cervo and the 2012 Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous, will be taking part, as will the 42-metre luxury yacht Hanuman, the winner of the 2011 Caribbean regatta. The latter, built by the Royal Huisman as a modern recreation of the Super J Class yacht Endeavour II, will be competing alongside the J Class charter yacht Endeavour in scenes reminiscent of the 1930s golden era of the America’s Cup.
Moreover, the fleet will comprise two yachts from the Perini Navi shipyard, at the cutting edge of nautical engineering: the 53m charter yacht Parsifal III and the 38m charter yacht P2. Other rivals to keep an eye on will be luxury yacht Sarafin, Freya yacht and superyacht Cape Arrow, one of the latest Southern Wind 100, built by the South African boatyard specializing in Performance Blue Water maxi yachts and chartered for the occasion by Pier Luigi Loro Piana.
Over the years, the family’s passion for the sea has led to the constant search and creation of articles and accessories of the highest technical perfection, dedicated to the world of sea and sailing and designed for sea lovers in particular. From here stems a line of articles – bombers, vests, jackets, trousers, shirts and polo shirts – which can be personalized according to one’s taste and realized with exceptional materials and textiles, suitable for every climate without giving up softness and elegance. Besides the authentic quality of these “marine” articles, clients have the option to personalize their own sail or motor boats thanks to Loro Piana Interiors.
Since its inception in 2006, Loro Piana Interiors, is a line of home fabrics (ranging from cashmere to vicuna, wools, linens and cottons) conceived to dress one’s spaces with the same intimate elegance sought in garments. The deep knowledge of the textile industry and the technological advances in the field, mixed with the company’s research for the most precious and rare fibers, have enabled the crafting of unique and timeless textiles.
The fabrics undergo special treatments that grant top resistance and easy care while preserving their softness, lightness and comfort. The range boasts over 600 fabric varieties to upholster padded furniture, curtains and decorative elements. Moreover, blankets and carpets can be customized in terms of colors and patterns with monograms and embroidery, the ideal way to complete the decoration of one’s boat and to travel heated by the comfort of the finest and most exclusive fibers.
Loro Piana operates in the luxury goods industry making uncompromised quality its mission and offering a complete selection of ready-to-wear, accessories and gifts that are made in Italy with the finest raw materials available around the world. It reaches its most exigent customers through a global retail network of directly operated stores on the most exclusive shopping streets, on loropiana.com and in a very select number of specialty stores.
Loro Piana boasts six generations of experience in the production of top-end textiles and continues to be an industry leader. This vertical integration is the best guarantee to access research, the best raw materials and for the control of the manufacturing processes, which together with the aspiration of maximum quality and the ability to meld trailblazing technology with the Italian artisanal and sartorial tradition, make Loro Piana a brand of reference in the luxury goods market.