Enterprise, Latest Perini Navi Ketch

About a month from now, Enterprise will be in the hands of her owner. She’s the newest member of Perini Navi’s 50-meter sailing-yacht series.

The 164-footer is just the second one in that all-aluminum series. However, Enterprise joins 51 other sailing yachts as having been built by the Italian yard. Enterprise further bears naval architecture from a frequent collaborator of Perini Navi: Ron Holland Design. Perini Navi’s in-house team contributed, too, notably to the design and build of the 186-foot-high (56.7-meter-high) main mast and 141-foot-tall (43-meter-tall) mizzen mast. Other highlights include an opening transom/beach platform, plus a foredeck toy bay for a catamaran and the main tender. An interesting design change to the superstructure resulted in two skylights.

Something else setting Enterprise apart from other Ron Holland-designed super-sailing yachts, as well as any other Perini, is the decor. In fact, it’s said to be pretty novel. It’s from a Hong Kong-based firm, Edge Design Institute, which specializes in residential, retail, and hospitality design plus product design. A particular area of interest is rethinking the use and separation of spaces, something Edge Design Institute brought to Enterprise.

While we await further details and images, to get a better sense of the firm’s abilities in this realm, research the Suitcase House. Near the Great Wall in China, it’s arguably Edge Design Institute’s most famous and infamous design. What appears to be a simple, minimalist space is really an assortment of rooms that can be revealed by opening panels in the floor, plus sets of sliding and folding doors.

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