Perini Navi has announced that Stéphane Leveel has joined the Perini Navi Design team headed by Franco Romani. With over 18 years of experience in the naval architecture of sailing yachts, Leveel will work to enhance the Italian brand’s cooperation with naval architects in the industry, as well as further develop the naval architecture-specific practices undertaken internally.
Burak Akgül, Managing Director of Sales, Marketing and Design, comments on the new addition to the team, stating: “After many years of cooperating with naval architects, we are delighted to welcome Stéphane into the world of building large sailing yachts. We have known Stéphane since the very beginning of his career and had the chance to appreciate his skills and talent over the years. We’re all thrilled to have him in the family.”
Leveel concludes: “I am very proud to have had the chance to join the Perini Navi family, and excited to have the opportunity to see the sailing yacht world from the builder’s perspective. Perini Navi has created the biggest fleet of large sailing yachts in the world and the possibility to participate firsthand the creation process is unique.”