State of Grace
Picchiotti's latest 73m masterpiece features eco-friendly technology to minimise the noise and environmental impact while maximising her cruising range and living space.
ONE OF THE STARS of this year’s Monaco Yacht Show was Grace E, a 73-metre motoryacht built by the Picchiotti Shipyard, which is part of the Perini Navi Group. There are several reasons why this yacht can be considered a milestone for the Italian company – one is that Grace E is the flagship vessel as the largest motoryacht ever built by Picchiotti.
Another remarkable thing about this spectacular yacht is that the shipyard started to realise it by financing the project because she is special, particularly in regards to protecting the environment. The Italian company has the means to do this, but first of all they were convinced that such a special yacht with its unique technical features can be strong enough on the market to find the right owner, one who understands for example the big work behind the diesel-electric propulsion system with Azipod (POD) transmissions.
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