The new 52-metres sloop Blue Sapphire has been realized for the Perini Navi Awardorganized by Comitato Leonardo to celebrate the excellence of italian design.
The yacht is a performance cruiser, designed also for the occasional race. It presents a plumb bow and a modern stern with extensive outside areas for owner and guests entertainment. The forward main deck is free of riggings and hides various winches beyond the garage with the main tender of 6 metres, which can be transformed into a second cockpit.
The stern presents a jacuzzi with a waterfall surrounded by a double-stair connecting the main deck to the beach club, while underway the water is pumped out and the stern platform is closed.
The deckhouse has a modern profile with wide skylights to maximize the interior lighting, its height is 1,10 m only but inside and in the protected cockpit, with dining table for 10 guests, the height is 2,10 m. This area is directly connected to the main salon with a glass sliding door, it offers a lounge and dining area plus a cinema forward in a second lounge area.
The yacht can easily accommodates 10 guests in four double guest cabins, with the possibility to switch a cabin into a gym, plus a 42 sq.m. owner's suite with two skylights, a studio, lounge area, and two bathrooms.
Forward in the lower deck five cabins offers space for 8 crew members including the captain's cabin and his office, plus a crew mess, a galley and a laundry. Aft in the lower deck a second garage hosts the service tender of 4,5 metres with a variety of water toys. The yacht presents a carbon fibre sloop rig with EC6 rigging, with a 64,5 metres mast.
With keel down the draught measures 7,7 metres to give more stability under way, while at anchor the draught with keel up is 4,5 metres. The sail plan consists of a main sail, staysail, genoa and a jib, with the possibility to use an asymmetrical spinnaker all made in 3DL. The hybrid propulsion allows the yacht to enter in protected areas and, at the same time, it lowers the consumptions and the noise.
S/Y BLUE SAPPHIRE MAIN DIMENSIONS :
L.O.A. : 52 m (170,55 ft)
L.W.L. : 47,25 m (155 ft)
Beam : 10,4 m (34,1 ft)
Draught : 7,7 m ( 25,2 ft) keel down - 4,5 m (14,7 ft) keel up