In 2016, a ketch-rigged sailing superyacht will join Seahawk and Perseus 3 in the Perini Navi 60m series.
Hull number C. 2232 is to be all aluminum, with a carbon fiber rig. Her two Panamax masts will carry 22,873 square feet (2,275 square meters) of sail area. LOA is 192’3” (58.6 meters), with a beam of 37’4” (11.4 meters). This third Perini Navi 60m series yacht will be sleek just like Seahawk and Perseus 3, the latter soon to launch at the Italian yard. Perseus 3 is also sloop-rigged, rather than ketch-rigged like Seahawk (and, as mentioned above, this new hull). Like her sisters, the third Perini Navi 60m series yacht bears naval architecture by the builder and Ron Holland Design.
There is one interesting depature: This Perini Navi 60m yacht will feature interior design by Michela Reverberi. It’s the first time she’s working with the shipyard. No details on the decor are yet available, nor are details about the general arrangement. It’s probably safe to bet, however, that there will be accommodations for 10 to 12 in the entire owner’s party.
There are further no details as to whether the newest Perini Navi 60m yacht will actively race in regattas. The series is designed and engineered for high performance. The lifting keel aboard this yacht will suit both that and global cruising. Draft will be 14 feet (4.3 meters) with the keel up and 40 feet (12.3 meters) with it down. The new Perini Navi 60m yacht should additionally see a range of 3,500 nautical miles at 12½ knots.
Something else that should be counted on is the use of the latest-generation sail-handling technology. Perini Navi has an in-house team dedicated to this. Seahawk, for example, made the first use of a new captive winch that raises the jib in just 43 seconds. It does so at a speed of 328 feet (100 meters) per minute.