Prada launches its most impressive sailing yacht to date

Prada’s Luna Rossa maxi catamaran

Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, the famous power couple of yachting enthusiasts, officially launched the latest addition to Luna Rossa sailing team. The new €40 million luxury yacht will compete in historic sailing race, the America’s Cup, which will take place in San Francisco in 2013, proving that sailing has always been a part of the power couple’s lives.

Prada is taking part for the fourth time in America’s Cup with a Prada-sponsored 22-foot maxi catamaran. The sailing yacht took 300 workers a total of 52,000 hours to create.

“I feel it’s inappropriate to call it a boat or a yacht,” said Prada CEO Patrizio Bertelli. “It’s an industrial artefact that happens to sail on the ocean.”

“When I first met Patrizio, we competed in regattas in small eight-metre boats,” Miuccia Prada told the Times. “Sometimes we won.”