The Perini Navi Group has launched the sloop Perseus3, the second yacht in its 60m series, at its Viareggio shipyard.
The series has been designed by Perini Navi naval architects in collaboration with New Zealander Ron Holland and features important innovations in hull lines and onboard technology.
The yacht has a Perini Navi sail control system and a lifting keel whose draft varies from 4.3 to 12.3m. Her 75m mast and 23m boom have been made in carbon fibre as has her standing rigging.
Perseus3 is also the first Perini Navi yacht to have a carbon fibre bowsprit. The bowsprit was a request of the owner’s that will allow for fast sail changes and a larger sail plan. The sail set includes: two gennakers, one code zero, one reacher, one blade, one spinnaker stay sail, one working jib and an imposing main sail for a combined area of 10,000 square metres.
This sloop has an innovative deck layout with six winches for fast tacking and easy handling of halyards and lines. The jib is manoeuvred via the newest generation of captive winches with a pulling load of 35 tonnes and a speed of 110m per minute. She has two rudders for top performance and agile manoeuvring.
Hull and superstructure in aluminium were constructed at the Perini Navi-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey and make for a GT of less than 500 tonnes and an optimised displacement of circa 570 tonnes.
The interiors were designed in house by Perini architects and can accommodate twelve passengers in five cabins, one of which has sliding beds. The owner’s suite is full beam and can be divided by a removable wall. Two 6.2m carbon fibre custom tenders, two opening beach platforms and an infinity pool on the foredeck compliment the exterior layout.
A third yacht in the series is scheduled to be delivered in 2015.