38-meter Sloop "Dahlak" Hits The Water At Perini Navi 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 .