Perini Navi receives 70 million Euro contract for two 60 meter sailing yachts

Rob Almeida
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July 25, 2011

Perini Navi 2193

The Perini Navi Group has launched a new series of 60 mt sailing yachts and has already signed two sales contracts for a total value of more than 70 million Euro. The two yachts, a ketch – C.2193 – and a sloop – C.2218 – will be delivered in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

Perini Navi 60m: a performance yacht with maximum comfort

The new 60 metre Perini Navi sailing yacht, a natural evolution of the 56m Perini series that already counts ten sister yachts launched, has clear potential for speed, is extremely comfortable and has abundant outdoor deck spaces.

Many innovations in project conception, technology and design, have been used for this new type of yacht, available both in sloop and in ketch versions.

Project innovations

The new hull line is slimmer thanks to the use of perfect length/width proportions: 50.4m LOA with a maximum beam of 11.40 which make for a faster yacht. Hull and superstructure are in aluminium which allow the yacht a displacement of 570 tons and a gross tonnage of under 500 tons, meaning it stays within a certain yacht class. The lifting keel also has important innovations thanks to a new vertical position that makes it more efficient and quick to lift. Thanks to this keel the yacht’s draft goes from 12.30m to just 4.30.

Technological innovations

Perini Navi c2193A new generation of Perini Navi reel captive winches- faster, lighter, more powerful and yet smaller than the previous, has been created and installed on this yacht. The automatic furling systems for all fore sails have also been completely re-designed and are now positioned under the deck to optimise the use of the sail surface. The masts and the boom, which has an in-boom furling system, are in carbon fibre. All sail manoeuvring systems have been designed by Perini Navi and the sail plan was drawn using all the latest technology to optimise performance without compromising safety.

Design innovations

In terms of design, the yacht’s layout has been completely redone with a lighter structure and a leaner deckhouse. This project also differentiates itself from the previous for its abundance of outdoor deck areas; it has two cockpits, one fore and one aft, that allow for generous outdoor spaces that make for wellbeing and maximum comfort. The fore deck, wide and flush with 21ft tenders in recessed wells, is like a wide terrace on the sea with plenty of outdoor space for guests.

The transom has also been designed for outdoor living. Using a hydraulic system, it can be transformed into a platform that offers easy access to the sea by means of an elegant internal staircase. The yacht also has a side platform that can be used both for moving the tenders from the lazarette and for direct access to the sea.

The interiors have been designed with the main saloon as an open space separated from the aft cockpit by a wide glass door and from the wheelhouse by a glass wall that can be darkened. In the centre a wide staircase leads both up to the flying bridge and down to the lower deck. The lower deck has four en-suite guest cabins and a full-beam stateroom, which, following the owner’s express wishes, can be divided in two to provide a total of six cabins. In the service area a large laundry has space for washing, drying and ironing with refrigerators for storage under the floorboards. There are also six crew cabins.


The Perini Navi Group closed the 2010 fiscal year with a order portfolio of 126 million Euro, while by June 2011, thanks to the sales of these two new yachts, the volume is currently of 140 million spread over 7 yachts: a SY of 45m; a SY of 40m; a SY of 50m; a sloop of 60m; a ketch of 60m; a MY of 55m and a MY of 73m.

2010 Financial Highlights: Order portfolio of 126 million Euro; Value of production growth of 10.6%

Notwithstanding a difficult market, Perini’s 2010 performance was positive. The Perini Navi Group closed the fiscal year with a value of production of 102.4 million Euro, with a growth of 10.6% compared with 2009. The principal economic indicators were all positive and aligned with the Group’s expectations: EBITDA was at 13.1 million Euro and EBIT at 7.7 million, positive values especially when compared with the trends reported by other companies.

In the year 2010 four yachts, three sailing yachts and one motor yacht, were delivered. These were Panthalassa and Melek, 56 mt ketches and Fivea, a 45 mt sloop and Exuma, a 50 mt Picchiotti from the Vitruvius® series motor yacht, the first motor yacht produced by the Perini Navi Group. On top of these deliveries, a contract for a 45 mt sailing yacht was also signed.

Since last June Fidelis – the tenth yacht in the 56 mt series – was delivered and in August 2011 the second Picchiotti motor yacht of the Vitruvius® series, a 55 mt C.2156, will be delivered. Within the end of the summer the Group will also consign the fourth yacht in their 45 mt sailing yacht series.

Perini Navi "SALUTE"

The Perini Navi Group with a fleet of 51 yachts on the water- 50 sailing yachts and 1 motor yacht- is the world leader in the design and construction of large sailing yachts. In 2007 the Group also began to build motor yachts with the brand name Picchiotti and the series name Vitruvius, thus re-launching the historic Picchiotti shipyard acquired in the early 1990’s. The Group is made up of the Perini Navi shipyard in Viareggio, founded in the 1980’s by Fabio Perini who invented and developed a revolutionary automatic sail control system. Another division of the Group is the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia where the Group constructs its motor yachts and concentrates most of it refitting work, and the Perini Istanbul shipyard in Yildiz, Turkey where its hulls and deck structures are produced. Perini Navi USA is a commercial division of the Group through whom owners of Perini Navi Group yachts can arrange charters and which also provides brokerage services for both new and previously owned Perini Navi Group yachts.

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