The Perini Navi Group delivers State of Grace, their 53rd sailing yacht and the first yacht in their new 40m Fast Cruising series
The Perini Navi Group has delivered State of Grace, their 53rd sailing yacht and the first yacht in their new 40m Fast Cruising series at the Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey.
State of Grace, designed by Perini naval architects in collaboration with New Zealander Ron Holland, is the second yacht after The Maltese Falcon to have been built entirely at the Group’s shipyard in Turkey.
Sleek hull lines and hull and superstructure in aluminum mean that this yacht will perform brilliantly in all conditions. The sailplan is 1.192 square meters. The mast is 50 meters high and has furling boom and standing rigging in the latest generation carbon fibre. High tech laminated sails will allow this fast cruiser to sail at the height of her potential.
The interiors, designed by Perini Navi Interior designers, stand out for their pared down classical style with modern accents. The main saloon has two levels that include a comfortable dining room and an ample living area. Four comfortable cabins include a full-beam owner’s suite with a gym and can accommodate up to nine guests. The transom opens on hydraulic pistons to reveal a staircase that leads down to a beach platform that opens directly onto the sea. A 5.5m tender, stored in a semi recessed well, completes and harmonizes the yacht’s hull lines.
As for other yachts currently in construction, the Group is building their first 70m sailing yacht, scheduled for delivery in 2015, and the third yacht in their new 60m series, which can be delivered within two years, at their Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey. Another yacht in the 38m Racing Line can also be ready for delivery in a couple of years. In Viareggio work on the second 60m yacht, sloop C.2218, is proceeding well, with delivery scheduled for 2014. The Group’s 2013 production plan is going ahead with the launching of the first 60m sailing yacht and of the new 73m Picchiotti Vitruvius® motor yacht.
With a fleet of 55 yachts on the water – 53 sailing yachts and 2 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. Another division is the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia where the Group constructs its motor yachts and concentrates most of its refitting and repairing work, and the Perini Istanbul shipyard in Yildiz, Turkey where its hulls and deck structures are produced. 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.