Published: Friday, 15 November 2013
Mike Fulton

The Perini Navi Group recently delivered the first of its new generation of 60-metre sailing yachts, named Seahawk. This impressive yacht is built for optimal performance and speed with an innovative design hull and many new technical solutions. This series has been designed to provide ample space on board with voluminous comfortable interiors and this is very evident aboard Seahawk.

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Both hull and superstructure are made of aluminium giving her a gross tonnage of just under 500 GT and a displacement of some 570 tons. She has a variable length keel and her draught varies from 4.30 to 12.30 metres.

She is a ketch designed by the yard’s in-house naval architects in cooperation with Ron Holland from New Zealand. Her total sail plan area offers an impressive 2,125 square metres and she sports two aluminium masts, one of 62 metres and the other of 52. The booms and spreaders are composed of carbon fibre, and so are the foils, head-stays and diagonals. This is the first Perini Navi ketch to use carbon fibre for the standing rigging.

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Perini Navi’s Mast Division has also developed a new series of captive winches that have radically increased both maneuvering power and speed and have also installed fully recessed furlers for the headsails on the foredeck. 

French designer Christian Liaigre was tasked with creating Seahawk’s interiors, which are very contemporary and extremely elegant yet still maintaining all the traditional maritime elements.

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On Seahawk’s main deck, the dining room, living room and office area are planned around a staircase, an element that unites all three levels of the yacht. The lower deck has four guest cabins with en-suites and a full-beam owner’s suite. The two double beds in the owner’s suite are placed diagonally across from each other with a sliding wall that can be closed to divide the suite into two, ideal for charter use.