Perini Navi turns 70M Sailing Yacht Hull in Turkey
Published: Monday, 13 May 2013
The aluminium hull number C.2227, the first yacht in the new 70-metre series and the second longest sailing yacht in Perini Navi’s fleet after the 88-metre clipper The Maltese Falcon, was turned at the Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey recently.
Franco Romani, Director of the Technical and Design Office at Perini Navi was present, along with all the staff of the shipyard, to witness the turning, which lasted about 30 minutes. He commented: “It was a thrill to see the lines and shapes that I had worked on finally come to life. It was a very special moment where I appreciated both the hull’s beauty and the high quality of the construction. I’m sure this project is a real step forward in the evolution of design and technological innovation.”
SY C.2227 has all of the typical Perini Navi characteristics of quality, comfort and performance safety. The 70-metre series will stand out with its dynamic and fluid superstructure lines. Its entire construction in aluminium will give it a displacement of 912 tons and a gross tonnage of some 850 tons. The keel is central and retractable and the draft varies from 4.54 to 11.7 metres. The keel shape is designed for speed. This ketch will have will have a sail control system designed by Perini Navi and her two masts will be 72 and 62 metres high. The Perini Navi Technical and Design Office designed the entire project with technical consulting for the naval architecture and sail plan by Philippe Briand.
The interior layout has also been planned by the Perini Technical and Design Office and decorated by the American design studio PH Design. It will have an open space main saloon c ombining both living and dining areas. The lower deck will have four guest cabins, all with en-suites, and a full beam owner’s stateroom with double bath, office and lounging areas.
The yacht is scheduled for delivery in 2015.