Perini Navi announces the sale of another 60m ketch. This aluminium sailing yacht will be the third in the most recent Series of Blue Water Sailing Yachts created by the Company.
Following on the recently delivered super sloop Perseus^3, the 60m project further confirms the prowess of this Perini Navi concept developed with the specific aim of creating a performance oriented line with uncompromised comfort, safety and accommodations enclosed within a gross tonnage of under 500 GT. Her innovative sleek hull lines and technological solutions guarantee speed and performance under sail, results well recorded on the two 60 m vessels delivered in the past 2 years.
Created by The Perini Navi Design Team, the 60m Series naval architecture is optimized in collaboration with Ron Holland and features the latest generation of Perini Navi Sail Handling System Technology. Delivery is scheduled for 2017.
In the words of Fabio Boschi, Chairman of Perini Navi: “it is with great pleasure that I announce the sale of our latest vessel. In a very competitive market situation for large sailing yachts, this sale once again represents an impressive achievement for our Company, of which we are extremely proud”.
Burak Akgül, Managing Director of Sales, Marketing and Design adds: “As a further confirmation of our conviction in the value of the 60m Series, a fourth hull is already under construction on spec”.
The current production plan includes: the 70m ketch Sybaris, the 38m sloop C.2130, the 60m ketch announced above and hull #4 in the 60m Series.
With a fleet of 59 yachts on the water- 56 sailing yachts and 3 motor yachts- the Perini Navi Group is the world leader in the design and construction of large sailing yachts. In 2007 the Group also began to build motor yachts with the brand name Picchiotti, thus re-launching the historic Picchiotti shipyard acquired in the early 1990’s.
The Group is made up of the Perini Navi shipyard in Viareggio, founded in the 1980’s by Fabio Perini who invented and developed a revolutionary automatic sail control system, and the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia where the Group constructs its motor yachts and concentrates most of its refitting and repairing work.
The Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard in Yildiz, Turkey is where the Group’s hulls and deck structures are produced. Additionally, Perini Navi USA is a commercial division of the Group through which owners of Perini Navi Group yachts can arrange charters and find brokerage services for both new and previously owned Perini Navi Group yachts.