icon-tablet icon_arrow_down icon_arrow_left icon_arrow_left_large icon_arrow_right icon_arrow_right_large icon_arrow_up icon_back icon_bullet_arrow icon_bullet_dot icon_call icon_close icon_close_large icon_compare icon_facebook icon_favourite icon_googleplus icon_grid_off icon_grid_on icon_information icon_instagram icon_menu icon_message icon_minus icon_pinterest icon_plus icon_quote_end icon_quote_start icon_radio_on icon_refresh icon_search icon_share icon_star icon_tick_on icon_twitter icon_youtube icon_video_play

Subscribe to our mailing list

Newsletter Preferences

Choose one or more newsletters
No, thanks

Picchiotti superyacht Grace E successfully completes sea trials

The 73m Picchiotti superyacht Grace E has successfully completed her sea trials.

Grace E easily achieved her predicted cruising speed of 16.5 knots, and her range at 12 knots is 7,500 nautical miles for her technical specifications, though she achieved a tested range of 7,843.7 nautical miles at 12 knots during sea trials. Her fuel burn was approximately 290 litres per hour at 12 knots.The recent sea trials also assessed the new yacht's dynamic positioning system, and tests confirmed she can maintain her position even in rough conditions.

Launched in September 2013, Grace E is the third and largest megayacht in Picchiotti's Vitruvius series, sold by the Perini Navi Group. The series – a collaboration between Vitruvius Ltd, yacht designer Philippe Briand and the Perini Navi Group – is characterised by its streamlined, slender lines and sharp-entry bow. The design follows the principles of the BOS Hull form (Briand Optimized Stretched Hull), optimised for volume and weight distribution, and the yachts are built in aluminium.

The new 73m Picchiotti motor yacht stands out from her predecessors, the now iconic 49.91m Exuma and 55m Galileo G, thanks to her new diesel-electric propulsion system with two electronically activated Azipod propellers.

'Recent sea trials have confirmed that the use of electrical Azipods for the propulsion of Grace E has made for exceptional quietness and comfort while navigating,' says Grace E's Captain Eddie Cooney. 'This result is due to the fact that the yacht does not have traditional shafts but a system that does not create propeller noise. There is little evidence that the boat is underway unless you are looking out the windows and actually witnessing the changing landscape. We expect that this will be a very much appreciated asset to guests cruising aboard.'

Grace E shares the same hull and superstructure styling as her sisters, though the flagship expands on the concept by adding decks and featuring exterior living spaces spread out over five decks. The upper deck is the 'Wellness Deck,' aptly named for its dedication to health and wellbeing, comprising a gym, sauna and hydrotherapy equipment. Her contemporary interior design is by Rémi Tessier.

Loading content...
Show all results for “%{term}