Perini Navi launches 60m sailing yacht Seven
by Chris Jefferies
Perini Navi has launched the third hull in its 60 metre sailing yacht series, which has been named Seven. The follow-up to Seahawk and Perseus3, she features naval architecture from the in-house Perini Navi Design Team, working in collaboration with yacht designer Ron Holland.
Seven is designed to achieve peak performance and also be comfortable for bluewater cruising, while measuring in with an enclosed gross tonnage of less than 500GT.
Like her predecessors, she has a sleek hull and superstructure. Two Panamax aluminium masts — dressed with carbon-fibre rigging, booms and spreaders — will carry more than 2,000 square metres of sail.
Unlike her sister ships, Seven features interior design by Studio Dante Bellini, which is working on its first Perini Navi project. Further details are few and far between at this stage, with more expected to be revealed next month when she makes her public debut at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show.
Lamberto Tacoli, chairman and CEO of Perini Navi, said: "The realisation of this project represents an important achievement for the shipyard, in which we worked in close synergy with the owners. This is also the first launch since Perini Navi entered into the partnership agreement with the Tabacchi family and is testament to how the company has kept its core values intact, while at the same time strengthening the brand's position as a world leader in Italian excellence.”
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Italian yard include the 60 metre ketch-rigged yacht C 2239, which is being built on speculation.