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Part of the Luna Rossa boat to support environmental sustainability

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Part of the Luna Rossa boat on auction to support environmental sustainability
Part of the Luna Rossa boat on auction to support environmental sustainability

September 29, 2021, Cagliari - As a sailing team, we have always been sensitive to the protection of the seas and the theme of sustainability. We often repeat that the sea is our playground, where we spend most of our time. For this reason, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli has decided to auction off a component of the AC75 flying monohull with the aim to raise funds for the conservation of the marine environment.

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Part of the Luna Rossa boat on auction to support environmental sustainability
Part of the Luna Rossa boat on auction to support environmental sustainability

The foil winglet is a crucial component of the Luna Rossa AC75 boat sailed by the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team during the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada. The America’s Cup isn’t just a race, it is also an opportunity to showcase the progress of yacht design and innovative materials. Enabling the boat to cruise above the surface of the sea, a three-dimensional metal printer technology was employed for the first time to create the foil winglet, which will most likely become an iconic element in the evolution of foiling yachts. Now, collectors can own a piece of this history.

The component has been included in the Sotheby’s series called “Life is Beautiful” in which the renowned auction house celebrates Italy and its unique lifestyle with a selection of works that acknowledge the country’s artistic beauty and timeless craftsmanship.

Part of the Luna Rossa boat on auction to support environmental sustainability
Part of the Luna Rossa boat on auction to support environmental sustainability

Ac75 “Luna Rossa”, Winglet Foil. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 Eur

Max Sirena, Team Director and Skipper of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, said: “For the auction we have chosen a particularly characterizing and distinctive piece of the AC75 Luna Rossa. These new boats are able to navigate above the surface of the sea thanks to the foil system to which the winglet is connected, an element that encompasses design, innovation and the renowned Made in Italy craftsmanship. Never before has the issue of sustainability and ocean protection been such a challenge that involves everyone. For this reason, and as a sign of appreciation for the Sardinian community - which for years has represented our home - we have decided to donate the proceeds to support a restoration project of the marine ecosystems in Sardinia.”

Part of the Luna Rossa boat on auction to support environmental sustainability
Part of the Luna Rossa boat on auction to support environmental sustainability

As a sign of appreciation for the Sardinian community - where the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team has established its headquarters, proceeds from the auction will go the Medsea Foundation to support its campaign to restore and replant Posidonia Oceanica in the protected marine area of Capo Carbonara in Sardinia.

Alessio Satta, Medsea Foundation President, added: "Medsea's mission is to restore and protect the Mediterranean, and this donation will allow concrete results to revitalise marine life and tackle climate change in the southern-east coast of Sardinia."

 

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