Perini Navi launches first Vitruvius superyacht Exuma
by Raphael Montigneaux
Perini Navi has just announced the official launch of Picchiotti's 50m motor yacht tomorrow (July 3rd) in La Spezia.
Named Exuma, this superyacht is the first hull of the Vitruvius series, born from the collaboration between Vitruvius Ltd, Philippe Briand and the Perini Navi Group. Built in aluminium, Exuma is characterized by streamlined, slender lines and follows the principles of the BOS Hull (Briand Optimized Stretched Hull).
Her classic maritime interior is styled by the in-house team with accommodation for 10 guests in a master, two doubles and two twin cabins. She is powered by twin 970kw Caterpillar engines giving a top speed of 16.5 knots and a range of 5,500 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Two other Picchiotti superyachts belonging to the Vitruvius series are under construction, a 55m scheduled for 2011, and a 73m with delivery expected in 2013.
Following the official launch of Exuma, the Perini Navi Group also announces the new organisation of the Italian shipyards, with the change of company name – which took place on 16th June, 2010 – of the Cantieri Navali Beconcini shipyard of La Spezia, to Picchiotti.