Hull number C.2218, the second hull in the new generation 60 M sailing yacht series sold by Perini Navi, has arrived in Viareggio.
With a hull and superstructure built in aluminium at the Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey, this yacht has a displacement of approximately 570 tons and gross tonnage of under 500 GRT.
Sloop C.2218 has been designed by the naval architects at Perini Navi in collaboration with Ron Holland. The yacht will have a Perini Navi designed sail control system and a lifting keel whose draft ranges from 4.40 M to 12.30 M.
The interiors will be set up to accommodate up to 12 guests in five comfortable cabins including a full beam owner’s cabin and have been designed entirely by Perini’s in-house interior designers.
The hull will remain at Perini’s shipyard in Viareggio for fitting and outfitting up until the delivery date, scheduled for the first half of the year 2014.
With a fleet of 54 yachts on the water- 52 sailing yachts and two motor yachts- the Perini Navi Group is the world leader in the design and construction of large sailing yachts. In 2007 the Group also began to build motor yachts with the brand name Picchiotti and the series name Vitruvius, thus re-launching the historic Picchiotti shipyard acquired in the early 1990’s. The Group is made up of the Perini Navi shipyard in Viareggio, founded in the 1980’s by Fabio Perini who invented and developed a revolutionary automatic sail control system. Another division is the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia where the Group constructs its motor yachts and concentrates most of its refitting work, and the Perini Istanbul shipyard in Yildiz, Turkey where its hulls and deck structures are produced. Perini Navi USA is a commercial division of the Group through which owners of Perini Navi Group yachts can arrange charters and find brokerage services for both new and previously owned Perini Navi Group yachts.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, September 13, 2012; Image: perininavi