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Fabio Perini, a superyacht builder from Italy based in Viareggio, has specialized in building ultra large sailing yachts. Design, style, and integration are the hallmarks of Perini Navi’s creations. Since Perini’s inception, they have introduced several elements to yacht building, including sail automation and swinging keel for better stability. Perini Navi has it’s headquarters in Viareggio, but they also have building facilities in Tuzla, Turkey, Rhode Island, The USA, and La Spezia. From the early 1980s the company has built 22 yachts, many of which are available for charter. Some of their most notable builds include “Marisa”, “Principessa Vai Via”, “Aurora”, “Independence”, and “Squall”- his first custom sailboat. Soon, Perini Navi will finish the world’s largest sailboat – the 290’ “Maltese Falcon”. Most of Perini Navi sailboats range from 80 to 210 feet in length and are characterized by acute weight-control mechanisms to enhance speed. Masts for these yachts are built in-house. As the sails are subjected to high stresses of automatic hoisting and lowering, they are rigidly tested before being accepted. Another important criterion for the sails is that they should retain, as much as possible, their original shape, and not deform despite the magnitude of stresses. This is to ensure near maximum power and hence efficiency. All these make choosing a suitable material for the sails a cumbersome process. There have also been cases where the sails have been coated with special material to block UV material to enhance the life of the sails. The longevity of his vessels has almost been standardized as “heavy usage for four years” or 25000 miles at sea. The company’s constant search of perfection has led to major innovations in the industry like the invention of new material for sails and various weight reduction techniques. In 1983, Felicita” pioneered the idea that a big sail boat could be sailed alone. Since then the co ordination between the flybridge and the sail control became an indispensable part in operational safety of large sailboats. Advanced technology like computer simulation of sail loads and further optimization are a requisite to fashion these high performance clippers.
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60-meter "Seven" Launches At Perini Navi Italian yard Perini Navi launched their newest sailing yacht over the weekend. This luxury yacht is the third unit in their 60-meter line which to-date consists of the "Seahawk" and "Perseus 3". The owners were on hand for the launching of the new yacht which was christened as "Seven". Ron Holland was responsible for the Naval Architecture along with Perini Navi on the exterior design. The interior was penned by Dante O. Benini & Partners.
Italian sail yacht professionals Perini Navi recently unveiled renderings for a new 47-meter sloop design. While looking very 'Perini Navi', the design can be seen as an update in styling of many of their slightly smaller sloops like "P2" and "Dahlak". The deck arrangement is different from what we have seen before with emphasis on outdoor living and by extension enjoying life on the water. The aft cockpit spills onto an aft terraced area on the transom.
Italian sail yacht specialist Perini Navi has handed over their largest Ketch-rigged sailing superyacht. The 70-meter "Sybaris" is also one of the largest sailing yachts the company has produced only second to the 88-meter "Maltese Falcon". United States firm PH Design worked on the massive interior and Perini Navi designed the exterior along with some sail plan work by Philippe Briand. That sail plan covers more than 3,000 square meters and is supported by a rig manufactured by Rondal.
Italian builder Perini Navi has launched the 38-meter sloop “Dahlak”. Remember the very well-known race yacht "P2"? So you get some perspective, Dahlak is a near sister to her . The latest 38M design flies off the design boards of Philippe Briand Design. The high-efficiency, deep-drafted lifting keel and rudder give the helmsman plenty of control in tight upwind work, as well as in high-speed, broad reaching conditions. Dahlak’s hybrid carbon fiber mast is fitted with full composite standing rigging, which towers 51.5-meters above the water, and offers a sail plan surface area of over 1,870 square meters .
Italian sailyacht specialist Perini Navi has announced the formal delivery of their latest 60-meter series, "Perseus^3". The yacht is designed by Ron Holland with Perini Navi of course. An interior has been done in conjunction with the owner and the Perini Navi in-house team. Perseus^3's main feature pertains to her sailing prowess as she is a powerful sailing superyacht but she does have other nice facets. The yacht carries two main tenders each around 6.20-meters and hidden out of sight. Guests can enjoy close encounters at the water's surface via two fold-down platforms. Her Master suite can be as large as her owner wants or can be reduced in size thanks to an innovative removable wall. in total twelve guests can be accommodated onboard Perseus^3. The sailing characteristics of this yacht are amazing...with her near 76-meter five-stage spreader carbon mast by Future Fibers. Below the water, Perseus^3 boasts twin rudders for superior control and up front on the bow, she features a carbon bow sprit -a first on any Perini Navi-. The existence of the bow sprit allows her crew to set insanely large downwind sails. Her sail plan includes 2 Gennakers, a Code Zero, 1 Reacher, a Blade, 1 Spinnaker Stay Sail, 1 working Jib and an imposing Main. It all totals a sail area of some 10,000 square meters. The 60-meter series doesn't end with Perseus^3 as there is another 60-meter sail yacht under construction with delivery planned for 2015.
73-meter Picchiotti superyacht "Grace E" completes sea trials The third and largest member of the Picchiotti superyacht series, "Grace E", has now successfully completed sea trials. Grace E achieved excellent results in all of the tests scheduled for her sea trails: range, maximum speed, fuel and power consumption, Dynamic Positioning system. Her quietness and lack of vibration have especially pleased the technicians aboard. Ideal for cruising on the high seas, Grace E has exterior spaces spread over five decks. The upper deck, or Wellness Deck, is entirely dedicated to care of the person and wellness with a gym, sauna and hydrotherapy equipment. The interiors, designed by Remi Tessier, are elegant with strong contemporary accents.