Future Fibres’ Giant Carbon Mast Will Carry Largest Sail Ever Made

Luxury yacht builder Perini Navi completed the mast stepping operation today of Perseus3 a 60 meter sloop with one of the tallest masts in the world. Built of carbon fiber by Future Fibres, this 75.8m, 16.4 ton mast is among the top three tallest masts in the world and will soon fly the world's largest sail, a 2,602 square meter A2 asymmetrical spinnaker. Future Fibres … [Read more...]

Megayacht Powered by Azipods? Yup.

Not only does she have a pair of ABB Azipods installed, but this Perini Navi-built yacht is even outfitted with a Dynamic Positioning system. Named Grace E, the 73m Picchiotti motor yacht has just completed her sea trials and unlike her predecessors the Exuma and Galileo G which operate on a conventional shaft propulsion setup, the Grace E is powered by a diesel-electric … [Read more...]

SPOTD: Perini Navi Launches the Grace E Superyacht

Perini Navi's latest beauty, the 73 meter Azipod-powered Grace E was launched today from their Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia.  She shares the same hull and super structure design elements that characterize the rest of the Picchiotti Vitruvius-series yachts such as the Exuma and the arctic-ready Galileo-G. With features more suited for cruising in the Mediterranean or in … [Read more...]

Perini Navi’s Picchiotti Exuma, Handcrafted of Pure Awesomeness

The Picchiotti Exuma, the 3rd yacht of Perini's Vitrivius-series is the temperate-climate version of her 55-meter ice-class sibling and was widely praised this year at the 2011 Showboats Design Awards   Exuma, the 50mt Picchiotti motor yacht from the Vitruvius® series is continuing her string of successes winning two more awards for excellence, the Exterior Design & … [Read more...]

Square riggers are back!!! A sail powered container ship for the 21st century

The age of sail may be getting a new beginning... and we couldn't be more excited about the idea. Imagine being off Ambrose Light and witnessing a triple-masted, 3000-ton containership simultaneously unfurl a dozen sails from gleaming carbon fiber yardarms and then blaze off into the distance on a great circle route toward Europe. Using the Dyna-rig concept born in the … [Read more...]