Contract signed at Perini Navi for two 60m superyachts
by Raphael Montigneaux
More good news for the industry arrived this morning with the announcement by Perini Navi of the signature of two 60m superyacht contracts for a value of more than €70 million.
These two sailing yachts, currently known under the hull numbers C.2193 and C.2218, come from the Perini 60m series. This new series is inspired by the highly successful 56m series, and like her predecessors, this series is designed by Perini Navi in collaboration with Ron Holland.
Both 60m sailing yachts will be built in aluminium, ABS classed and MCA compliant. Only their rigs will differentiate them, one being a sloop and the other one a ketch. In the sloop version the mast will have an impressive height of 74.20m, while the main mast of the ketch version will reach 62.20m.
The interior layout has been entirely redone. Designed by the in-house team, accommodation is for 10 to 12 guests in five staterooms on the lower deck, including a full-beam master suite which can to divided in two to create a sixth cabin.
Many innovations are also featured: a new lifting keel from 4.30m to 12.30m, new faster and lighter captive winches, new furling systems for fore sails, a new bathing platform and much more.
The hull C.2193 will be delivered in 2013 and the hull C.2218 is scheduled for 2014.