New Zealand welcomes second Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli hull

The second Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli hull is now New Zealand-bound after taking off from the Bergamo-Orio Al Serio airport.

The catchingly titled Boat 2 built at the Persico Marine shipyard in Bergamo (about 10 km from the airport) was transported with an oversized load vehicle, and loaded on an Antonov 124-100, one of the largest cargo planes in circulation.

Its launch, after 38 hours of flight and two stopovers, is scheduled for the end of October.

“Having created Luna Rossa’s Boat 2 makes us proud of our people above all, and the technical level that our company has reached, contributing to the world’s premium sailing challenge to claim the America’s Cup. This ‘Made in Italy’ project has once again highlighted the innovative and cutting-edge qualities of our region, which has again proved to be second to none at an international level,” says Marcello Persico, CEO, Persico Marine.

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