The 38m metre Perini Navi sloop sailing superyacht Dahlak has been delivered to her owner, who says he "can't wait to take her for a spin".
Speaking after the official handover, the owner said: "It’s a profoundly emotional moment for me. This is something I have envisioned for a lifetime. I’m an owner who wants to sail the boat himself."
With naval architecture and exterior design by Philippe Briand, Dahlak is the sistership to award-winning P2 and has been designed for fast and easy sailing.
She benefits from several features that illustrate Perini Navi’s commitment to improving performance, sail handling and on-board comfort through improved technology, the yard claims.
These features include the latest generation of joystick-controlled electric captive winches engineered in-house at Perini Navi and a Lithium polymer battery system for silent running (the first of its kind to come from the yard).
Enrico Dell’Artino, CEO of Perini Navi, added: "This is an excellent example of how Perini Navi evolves with our clients. Building on our inhouse expertise, our team has delivered the most innovative sail handling and stored power systems to date.”
Dahlak has a 51.04 carbon fibre mast that was stepped at the beginning of March. Combined with a 14 metre furling boom and composite standing rigging, she has a sail plan surface area that exceets 1.870 sqm.
The interior was designed in-house by Perini Navi, featuring bleached teak veneers accented with high-gloss teak, brushed stainless steel detailing and floors of satin-finished teak with white caulking. She can accommodate six crew in one master suite and two twin rooms.
Dahlak is named after the group of islands in the Red Sea belonging to Eritrea, where the owner sailed as a child.