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New Launch: Perini Navi 50-meter "Baracuda"

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  1. Perini Navi Launches 50-meter "Baracuda"

    Saturday, October 18th, the 46th unit in the Perini Navi fleet was launched: SY "Baracuda", 50m aluminum ketch. Designed by Perini Navi’s in-house naval architects together with New Zealander Ron Holland, SY Baracuda features many important project innovations.

    The aluminum hull is marked by an aggressive, aerodynamic line, emphasized by an unconventional color: metallic grey with shades of gold, which combines with the silvery reflections of the superstructure. This contemporary appeal is also echoed in the portholes, which have been revisited in an unusual rectangular shape.

    Thanks to its canting keel, draft passes from 4m (13ft) to 9.7m (32ft). The transom door can be almost entirely opened and transformed into a large swimming platform, which can be reached thanks to a large staircase which, in turn, can rise thanks to hydraulic pistons, allowing for an easy access to the stern garage for the tender and other water toys.

    Shades of silver also for the two aluminum masts, main mast (56.7m, 186ft), and mizzen mast (42.9m, 140ft), as well as for the carbon fiber boom, all designed and built by Perini Navi's Mast Division team. The 1,416m² (15,241ft²) sail area will be clothed in flaming purple, a chromatic effect providing a strong visual impact bound to surprise all traditionalists.

    Interiors, on the other side, are based on extreme simplicity and clear lines. Conceived by British architect John Pawson, guru of modern minimalism, interior design is based on the concepts of light, space and proportion.


    LOA: 164 feet ; 50.00 M
    LWL: 140 feet ; 42.54 M
    BOA: 35 feet ; 10.52 M
    Draft: (keel up) 13 feet ; 4.00 M
    Draft: (keel down) 32 feet ; 9.79 M
    Hull: Aluminum
    Superstructure: Aluminum
    Maximum displacement: 422 tonnes
    Engines: CAT 3412E
    Maximum power:2x710 Kw
    Speed:at maximum power 14.5 kt
    Speed:at maximum continuous rating 14.5 kt
    Range: 4,200 NM 12 knots
    Fuel: 40,000 LT
    Water: 13,000 LT
    Classification: ABS: Malta Cross A1 AMS Yachting Service+MCA
    Interior Design: J. Pawson, Perini Navi
    N/A: Perini Navi, Ron Holland
    Builder: Perini Navi - Viareggio, Italy

    For more information:

    Perini Navi ITA,
    Via Coppino 114,
    55049 Viareggio, Italia.
    Phone + 39 0584 4241
    Fax +39 0584 424 210

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