Monaco Yacht Show to see new 60m Perini Navi concept
by Malcolm MacLean
The 2010 Monaco Yacht Show will see Perini Navi display plans for a new 60m sailing yacht that can be configured as a ketch or sloop.
The new concept’s hull is in aluminium as is the superstructure and both have been designed with a more streamlined shape thanks to a reduced maximum beam and a waterline length of 50 meters. An internal volume of five hundred tons is the limit over which another class of construction becomes necessary. The successful 56m was already very close to this limit and designing an even bigger superyacht at the same gross tonnage was the challenge met by Perini Navi.
A completely different layout was prepared, the structure was lightened and stripped down, and the superstructure was also reduced in size. The masts and boom are made exclusively of carbon fibre, the forestays are in carbon foil while the standing rigging is in PBO, a new generation material which is extremely light but very strong.
The lower deck boasts four guest cabins, each with a private bathroom while the master suite expands over the full beam.