Published: Friday, 24 May 2013
Mike Fulton

The Perini Navi Group recently launched the first yacht in their new 60-metre series at their shipyard in Viareggio. This was followed by the mast stepping operations. The flagship of this series, Seahawk, displays the innovative hull lines and technologies unique to this series, which will enhance speed and performances without compromising comfort and space.

Perini Navi Launches Superyacht Seahawk

Seahawk is an all-aluminium vessel that makes for a gross tonnage of just under 500 tons with a displacement of 570 tons. Seahawk is a ketch designed by the naval architects at Perini Navi in conjunction with New Zealander Ron Holland. She has a sail plan area of 2,125 square metres and two aluminium masts of 62 and 52 metres, respectively. For the first time on a Perini Navi yacht, the booms are made of carbon fibre and so are the foils and standard rigging.

The builders installed a new generation of fully recessed furlers for the furling of the headsails. Perini Navi’s mast division, who also developed the new captive winches to help increase manoeuvring speed, created these.

Seahawk’s interior was designed and styled by famous French designer Christian Liaigre.

The Perini Navi Group is currently working on a second yacht in this series at the Viareggio shipyard. Delivery of hull number C.2218, a 60-metre sloop with 75-metre carbon fibre mast, is scheduled for a 2014 delivery while a third unit in the series, the ketch C.2232, will be delivered in 2015.