Perini Navi Group Galileo G ice class yacht

Dear Santa: I would like a Perini Navi so I can go explore the arctic… please.

Rob Almeida
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August 5, 2011

Perini Navi Group Galileo G ice class yacht

The naval architects at Perini Navi have done a spectacular job with this new 55 meter Picchiotti Ice-Class Motor Yacht.  The raised forward bulwarks mean this yacht was meant for more than just cruising the Med, but as they flow seamlessly aft and merge with the stark white superstructure and sloping transom, the whole picture invokes a deep emotional response…

…of sadness unfortunately, because I can’t quite afford to buy one.

The Perini Navi Group launches Galileo G, a 55mt Picchiotti Ice Class Motor Yacht and the second yacht in the  Vitruvius® series 

Just a year after Exuma, the 50m Picchiotti M/Y, was consigned the Perini Navi Group has launched Galileo G, a 55m Picchiotti Ice Class motor yacht from the Vitruvius® series.

Perini Navi Group Galileo G ice classThe yacht, launched on July 10th, is the second of three motor yachts sold by the Group. It has been built in collaboration with Vitruvius Ltd and Philippe Briand.

Galileo G, born from the collaboration with Vitruvius Ltd, Philippe Briand and Perini Navi Group, was designed for navigation and exploration in the most remote areas of the world including the Arctic and the Antarctic. Designed for maximum efficiency in total autonomy thanks to the lean, sleek lines of its BOS® Hull, or Briand Optimized Stretched Hull.

Galileo G has been designed and created following Ice Class IB (ABS Ice Class IB) regulations that will permit it to navigate the Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

Her hull is in steel with a protective ice belt of scantlings all around the waterline- especially in the bow, amidships and in the stern- constructed to make the hull more resistant to possible collisions with ice.

Built for maximum efficiency and potential for exploration, Galileo G, on top of her structural robustness and powerful propulsion systems for navigation through ice, has the necessary running systems, design characteristics and accessories to obtain Winterization, a denomination that distinguishes vessels that can navigate safely and for long periods of time in ice and at very low temperatures.

The yacht also has a telescopic retractable ice detection system that transmits through a 3D monitor in the pilothouse. This system can detect submerged and semi-submerged obstacles along the vessel’s path at distances over 1km.

Galileo G also comes equipped with various toys including three tenders – a 9.5mt Zodiac Hurricane with a reinforced aluminium hull, another 6.3mt tender and a 4.2mt dedicated rescue tender- two Lasers and four kayaks.


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