If you’ll be in the Med this week, keep an eye out for this new super-size sloop. Fivea was just handed over to her owners from Perini Navi.
Measuring 45 meters (about 148 feet) LOA and designed by Ron Holland and the yard’s in-house staff, the steel-hulled Fivea is expected to depart Perini Navi’s Viareggio, Italy facility any day. It’s worth noting that she was delivered ahead of schedule.
Some other interesting facts: Her mast towers 52 meters (171 feet) above the deck and carries a total sail area of 12,626 square meters (more than 135,900 square feet), handled by seven Perini Navi-designed captive reel winches. She’s also part of the yard’s 45-meter series. In fact, as explained when Perini Navi launched Fivea, she bears two main differences in comparison with her sistership Heritage, launched in May 2006, and Helios, launched in August 2007. First, she has twin Caterpillar C18 ACERTs in a central engine room. And second, her aluminum superstructure is a bit more modern in style and more aerodynamic.