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First Perini Navi 60m series mega yacht SEAHAWK delivered

November 11, 2013

Written by zuzana

The Perini Navi Group, a world-renowned company specializing in the design and building of large sailing and motor yachts, has successfully delivered the all-new sailing yacht Seahawk (hull C.2193). Mega yacht Seahawk represents the first luxury vessel in the Group’s new generation of 60m sailing yachts. Boasting innovative hull lines as well as technological solutions, these yachts guarantee speed and performance under sail, together with even more ample and comfortable interior volumes, that make this new Perini Navi series truly unique.

New 60m superyacht Seahawk (hull C.2193) by Perini Navi - Image credit to Studio Borlenghi/Stefano Gattini

New 60m superyacht Seahawk (hull C.2193) by Perini Navi at the 2013 Perini Navi Cup - Image credit to Studio Borlenghi/Stefano Gattini

Luxury yacht Seahawk has a sleek hull and superstructure in aluminium with a gross tonnage of under 500 GT and a displacement of 570 tons. The variable keel length allows for a draught that goes from 4.30 to 12.30m.

Seahawk superyacht - upview

Seahawk superyacht - upview - Image credit to Studio Borlenghi/Stefano Gattini

The ketch, designed by the naval architects at Perini Navi in collaboration with New Zealander Ron Holland, has a total sail plan area of 2.125 sqm featuring two aluminium masts of 62 e 52m. The booms and spreaders are in carbon fibre as are the foils, head-stays and diagonals. And, for the first time on a Perini Navi ketch, carbon fibre has also been used for the standing rigging.

Luxury yacht Seahawk under sail

Luxury yacht Seahawk under sail

On the foredeck a new generation of fully recessed furlers for the head sails has been created by the Perini Navi Mast Division which has also developed the new captive winches installed onboard which increase manoeuvring power and speed.

Superyacht Seahawk

Superyacht Seahawk - Image credit to Studio Borlenghi/Stefano Gattini

The interiors, penned by the French designer Christian Liaigre, have a refined and extremely elegant contemporary allure with traditional maritime elements. The three principal areas on Seahawk yacht’s main deck- dining room, living room and office- are planned around a staircase, an element that unites the three levels of the yacht.

Luxury yacht Seahawk

Luxury yacht Seahawk

The lower deck has four en suite guest cabins and a full-beam owner’s suite whose original layout features two double beds placed diagonally across from each other and sliding walls that can be closed to divide the suite into two for charter use.

Below is a choice of the oustanding charter yachts built by Perini Navi.

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Sailing yacht Starkel 131 concept by Fifth Ocean Yachts and Starkel Studio

November 11, 2013

Written by zuzana

Measuring 40 meters in length over all, sailing yacht Starkel 131 concept by Fifth Ocean Yachts and Starkel Design is a striking fast cruiser, designed to explore the world’s oceans in comfort, providing excellent performance. Superyacht Starkel 131 concept features spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to 10 guests.

Starkel 131 superyacht concept by Fifth Ocean Yachts and Starkel Studio

Starkel 131 superyacht concept by Fifth Ocean Yachts and Starkel Studio

Starkel 131 Yacht Concept under sail

Starkel 131 Yacht Concept under sail

Luxury yacht Starkel 131 concept - upview

Luxury yacht Starkel 131 concept - upview

Technical Specifications of the Starkel 131 yacht concept:

Type – Fast Cruiser
L.o.a. – 40.00 m
L.w.l. – 34.68 m
B. max – 8.40 m
Accomodation – 4 Guests cabins (8/10 guests) and 3 crew cabins (5/6 crew)
Design – Studio Starkel
Interior Design – Studio Starkel
Rig – Fractional sloop
Construction type – Aluminium Sealium
Notes – Owner cabin: 2 double beds, bathroom with separate head/sauna and wc.
Guests cabin: 1 double bed, bathroom with separate head and wc

Starkel 131 Yacht Concept - General arragement

Starkel 131 Yacht Concept - General arragement

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New ALEN 55 T/T Perini Navi sailing yacht PANTHALASSA to be delivered at the end of the year

November 11, 2013

Written by zuzana

The second Alen 55 superyacht tender by Alenyacht is set to be delivered to the Owners of the 56m Perini Navi charter yacht Panthalassa before the end of this year, replacing the previous Alen 42 chase boat. The all-new Alen 55 boat made its premiere at the 2013 Cannes Boat Show in September. The first Alen 55 was delivered this summer, and the yard is already working on hull No 3 and No 4, both scheduled for delivery in 2014.

Alen 55 T/T 56m Perini Navi superyacht Panthalassa

Alen 55 T/T 56m Perini Navi superyacht Panthalassa - Image courtesy of Alenyacht/Nicolas Claris

The unique style of the Alen 55 yacht tender is like no other. The soft, elegant and clean lines reflect a timeless design and tradition, the hand-laid teak deck and custom interior offers a unique sense of emotion and comfort.

Alen 55 superyacht tender at full speed

Alen 55 superyacht tender at full speed - Image courtesy of Alenyacht/Nicolas Claris

Each Alen Tender is different and customized to their owner. The v-shape hull ensures steady cruising in the roughest conditions.

SY PANTHALASSA - 001

SY PANTHALASSA - 001

Specifications of the Alen 55 T/T charter yacht Panthalassa:

Overall length 16.80 m
Max beam 4.80 m
Draft 0.91 m
Material Full Composite w/ AIREX core
Displacement 18 tons
Fuel capacity 2 130 l
Fresh water capacity 465 l
Black water Capacity 117 l
Grey water Capacity 84 l
Generator 8 kW ONAN
Engines 2 x 800 HP MAN – 2 x IPS 900 HP
Max. speed 36 knots
Cruising speed 30 knots Range 250 nm
CE Certification Category “B”
Engine 2 x 800 HP – 2 x IPS 900 HP

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Video presenting 48m Arzana Navi sailing yacht NATIVA

November 08, 2013

Written by zuzana

Launched by the Italian shipyard Arzana Navi last year, superyacht NATIVA is a majestic flybridge sloop, beautifully penned by renowned Tripp Design. Officially launched at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show, the first video presenting the striking 48-metre sailing yacht NATIVA can be viewed below.

Luxury yacht NATIVA, a single-masted sailing boat weighing 280 tonnes, is the first yacht by Arzana Navi. She combines style, comfort and performance, fitted with the most innovative technological solutions. NATIVA is green star certified as environmentally friendly. She has an on-board capacity of ten guests plus a crew of eight and features materials and finishing details strictly made in Italy.

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INDONESIA Luxury Yacht Charter Aboard Traditional Phinisi Yacht MUTIARA LAUT

November 05, 2013

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Asia‘s captivating yacht charter destination with breathtaking remote locations, full of under and above water spectacles and fascinating history, INDONESIA is without doubt best experienced sailing aboard a luxury vessel. Indonesia luxury yacht charter aboard traditional phinisi yacht MUTIARA LAUT (Pearl of the Sea) offers personalised itineraries tailored to suit your desires. If you are looking for an adventure of a lifetime, a romantic sailing experience or a fantastic diving trip, charter yacht MUTIARA LAUT is an ideal choice. She is currently available for Raja Ampat and Maluku yacht holidays visiting such spectacular destinations as The Eastern Islands and Irian Jaya. If you have not yet any plans for the upcoming holiday season, Indonesia Christmas yacht charter could be a wonderful alternative and an unforgettable experience to be shared for years to come.

Mutiara Laut Profile

Mutiara Laut Profile

Maluku Islands Yacht Charter Holidays

Maluku is one of the most beautiful, diverse and unspoilt corners of the World. Its islands are scattered between Sulawesi, Timor and Papua, known also as the ‘Spice Islands’. Over a thousand stunning tropical islands make up Maluku, boasting lush vegetation and one-of-a-kind fauna, remarkable beaches and marine life coupled with wonderful and friendly local people. It is an ideal destination for those looking for complete peace and tranquility and those who are in love with island-hopping well off the beaten track.

Mutiara Laut in Indonesia

Mutiara Laut in Indonesia

Raja Ampat Boat Rental

Traditional phinisi, such as the beautiful Mutiara Laut schooner, will sail you to the enchanting world of Indonesia’s most beautiful archipelago – Raja Ampat. It is located right in the middle of the East Indonesia, where Maluku meets Papua, offering spectacular diving and cruising areas. The well known lagoon of Wayag is an intriguing group of rock islands situated in the extreme northwest of the region accessible by boat. The islands of Raja Ampat have the highest biodiversity in the World, with an unparalleled abundance of coral and fish. Other activities to enjoy include birdwatching and hiking.

Raja Ampat - Image courtesy of Mutiara Laut

Raja Ampat - Image courtesy of Mutiara Laut

The Two-Masted Schooner MUTIARA LAUT (Pearl of the Sea)

Luxury schooner yacht Mutiara Laut is a 46 metre vessel constructed based upon an 18th century North Atlantic schooner, boasting local Indonesian influence of a traditional Phinisi Boat. Mutiara Laut’s interior and exterior represents a harmonious fusion of eclectic Asian and classic European craftsmanship, combined with modern elegance and old-world charm. There are beautiful and intricate carvings of Balinese artisans adding a special touch to this floating luxury hotel with top of the class amenities.

Luxury charter yacht Mutiara Laut

Luxury charter yacht Mutiara Laut

Mutiara Laut yacht has a 60 sq metre open deck area for socialising and relaxation, where guests can unwind with a book, sunbathe or simply enjoy the fantastic scenery with a glass of wine or a cocktail in hand. There are extra large day-beds and comfortable seats placed around the tables for a special al fresco dining experience or a delicious snack.

Mutiara Laut yacht - onboard

Mutiara Laut yacht - onboard

The main deck saloon and the dining area provide all the amenities for meetings and formal dining. It offers complete media facilities for presentations or entertainment events. Two exceptional chefs create mouthwatering delicacies in the spacious and fully equipped galley.

Mutiara Laut yacht - Saloon

Mutiara Laut yacht - Saloon

The saloon features a lounge, a briefing area and an intimate dining room, seating 14 charter guests around exotic finely carved wooden tables. The lower deck staterooms are accessible by a majestic stairway boasting hand-crafter pillars and sweeping sculptured hand rails. The saloon is fully air-conditioned and has a large LCD TV, library and lounge area.

Mutiara Laut phinisi - Dining

Mutiara Laut phinisi - Dining

Accommodation aboard luxury charter yacht Mutiara Laut is offered to 14 charter guests in safe, comfortable and most of all private cabins. The VIP cabin offers a king-sized bed, elegant desk, a large sofa, a very large wardrobe and a great selection of books.

There are additional six guest cabins including four double cabins and two twin cabins. The four double cabins feature a settee convertible into an extra single bed, while the single beds in the two forward twin cabins can be converted into double beds.

Accommodation aboard Mutiara Laut

Accommodation aboard Mutiara Laut

All rooms have been furnished with sofas, dressing tables and luxurious en-suite facilities. There are large portholes that fill each cabin with natural light and provide views of the magnificent scenery outside. Each cabin is fully air-conditioned and comes equipped with en-suite bathroom, ample locker space as well as a study corner with a desk and internet-connected PC.

Luxury phinisi Mutiara Laut - VIP bathroom

Luxury phinisi Mutiara Laut - VIP bathroom

Special services on board include relaxing traditional massages, which guests can enjoy while taking in the beautiful scenery or in the privacy of their own cabin. Mutiara Laut has a professional, friendly and knowledgeable crew of 13-14, making sure guests on board are pampered and have a wonderful time enjoying their Indonesia yacht holidays.

Mutiara Laut Phinisi

Mutiara Laut Phinisi

Chartering Mutiara Laut you will embark on a truly amazing yacht charter vacation. Her last trip to Maluku areas saw some spectacular diving with schools of Hammerhead sharks, Oceanic Mantas and just born Dolphin baby! A true one-of-a-kind opportunity not to be missed! For more information about Indonesia boat rental or the traditional phinisi schooner Mutiara Laut, please contact our charter brokers here.

Mutiara Laut

Year:2009 (Refit n/a)  L.O.A.:46 m  Beam:9.40 m 
Max Speed:10knt  Cruise Speed:7knt  Engines:Yanmar (6aym-ete 610kw) 
Cabins: Charter Guest:14  Crew:13 

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Fairlie Yachts unveil new designs for modern classic yacht Fairlie 77

November 05, 2013

Written by zuzana

Fairlie Yachts have revealed the designs for their new modern classic yacht Fairlie 77 in an amazing brochure. This brings sailing yacht Fairlie 77 to life through beautiful renderings.

New sailing yacht Fairlie 77 design by Fairlie Yachts

New sailing yacht Fairlie 77 design by Fairlie Yachts

The new Fairlie 77 yacht combines modern construction with classic elegance and perfect styling in a beautiful yacht which is at ease both cruising or competing. The designs offer two interior accommodation layouts. As standard the large master cabin, with en-suite bathroom and separate wet room, is located forward of the saloon. For those owners who prefer their master cabin aft, Paul Spooner, Naval Architect at Fairlie Yachts, has designed a very private aft cabin which has its own dedicated companionway access and private cockpit. This layout offers excellent privacy and separation from other guests and crew.

Luxury yacht Fairlie 77 design - side view

Luxury yacht Fairlie 77 design - side view

Fairlie 77 Yacht Design at sunset

Fairlie 77 Yacht Design at sunset

Bringing the spirit of tradition into the future, Fairlie’s renowned expertise lies in designing and building classic yachts which exude timeless elegance. Drawing from over two decades of restoration experience, the team at Fairlie apply their specialised skills and knowledge to bring their clients the true quality and genius of a bygone era.

Fairlie 77 Yacht Design - Saloon

Fairlie 77 Yacht Design - Saloon

F77 yacht design - Cabin

F77 yacht design - Cabin

Commenting on the designs, Paul Spooner, Naval Architect, said, “When a client comes to Fairlie Yachts they are looking for the exquisite craftsmanship for which we have become renowned and which embraces an age old maritime tradition.”

A January build slot is becoming available for the build of the new luxury yacht Fairlie 77 enabling the discerning owner to be on the water for Summer 2015 in this beautiful yacht.

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Model of new 44m sailing yacht concept revealed by Persak & Wurmfeld and Derecktor at FLIBS

November 05, 2013

Written by zuzana

New York-based design studio Persak & Wurmfeld and the US manufacturer Derecktor Shipyards have revealed a model of the new 44m sailing yacht concept at the 2013 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show (FLIBS). The 44m Persak & Wurmfeld superyacht concept is part of a new schooner series, including another 36-metre sailing yacht.

New 44m schooner by Persak & Wurmfeld and Derecktor Shipyards

New 44m schooner by Persak & Wurmfeld and Derecktor Shipyards

Representing the next generation of modern sailing yachts, the 44m Persak & Wurmfeld yacht concept is a “bucket-buster” racing boat, with all the amenities of a luxury cruiser. The schooner is exciting, fast, responsive and comfortable, with all the performance of the leading boats in the “Bucket” fleet.

44m Persak & Wurmfeld superyacht concept under sail

44m Persak & Wurmfeld superyacht concept under sail

44m Persak & Wurmfeld yacht concept - upview

44m Persak & Wurmfeld yacht concept - upview

Supremely comfortable on a cruise, yet quick and aggressive on the race course, the 44m Persak & Wurmfeld superyacht concept features luxurious and comfortable accommodation for up to 10 guests. There is a separate owner’s area, four guest staterooms, a full dining area, as well as a raised salon, offering spectacular views.

New 36m schooner concept by Persak & Wurmfeld

New 36m schooner concept by Persak & Wurmfeld

36m Persak & Wurmfeld yacht concept

36m Persak & Wurmfeld yacht concept

To be built to the highest construction standards and benefit from generations of yacht building experience of the Derecktor family, the 44m Persak & Wurmfeld luxury yacht concept will boast a fast, safe and seaworthy hull, with a highly versatile lifting keel, while the schooner rig will allow for a flexible sail plan that can be optimized to a wide range of wind speeds.

Technical specs of the 44m Persak & Wurmfeld Yacht

Technical specs of the 44m Persak & Wurmfeld Yacht

Technical specs of the 36m Persak & Wurmfeld Yacht

Technical specs of the 36m Persak & Wurmfeld Yacht

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Classic sailing yacht K1 BRITANNIA ready for completion

November 04, 2013

Written by zuzana

Last month, the majestic 52-metre classic sailing yacht K1 Britannia was successfully lifted from her cradle at Venture Quays in England‘s Cowes, and subsequently transferred to Hythe to be completed. Luxury yacht K1 Britannia is a replica of Britannia yacht, originally designed by George Lennox Watson and built by Henderson’s on the Clyde in 1893 for Queen Victoria’s son Prince Albert Edward of Wales.

Lifting of the 52m classic sailing yacht K1 Britannia at Venture Quays in the UK

Lifting of the 52m classic sailing yacht K1 Britannia at Venture Quays in the UK

K1 Britannia yacht’s 64 ton hull was slowly raised into the air and then she swung over to the pontoon at the side of the crane. After carefully turning her hull she was lowered gently into the water right next to the pontoon and tied up safely.

Towing of K1 Britannia Yacht to Hythe, UK

Towing of K1 Britannia Yacht from Cowes to Hythe in the UK

As superyacht K1 Britannia has had some of her keel removed it was then necessary to bulk her up with ballast so that she would sit correctly in the water and 20 tons of ballast had to be put into her hold – mostly in the form of large bags of water – so that she would be able to make the journey over to Hythe.

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ISS Leadership Award 2013 for CEO of Perini Navi Group

November 04, 2013

Written by zuzana

The International Superyacht Society (ISS), a prominent committee made up of the most famous names in the yachting sector worldwide, has handed over their Leadership Award 2013 to Giancarlo Ragnetti, CEO of the Perini Navi Group.

Giancarlo Ragnetti

Giancarlo Ragnetti

The award is given yearly to those who distinguish themselves in the Superyacht sector for professionalism and competence. It was assigned during the commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of ISS Awards in a gala ceremony held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Giancarlo Ragnetti at the Perini Navi Cup 2013 in Porto Cervo, Sardinia - Photo by Carlo Baroncini/Foto Arcobaleno

Giancarlo Ragnetti at the Perini Navi Cup 2013 in Porto Cervo, Sardinia - Photo by Carlo Baroncini/Foto Arcobaleno

In his acceptance speech Giancarlo Ragnetti thanked everyone who helped him reach this important milestone in his 30 year long career in Perini and said, “I am here this evening after a long and wonderful voyage taken with you and above all with the whole extended Perini Navi family. I dedicate this award to them and feel that I share the merits with them.”

Biography of Giancarlo Ragnetti

Born in 1946, Giancarlo Ragnetti graduated from the University of Naples with a degree in Naval and Mechanical Engineering. He started his career working in the area of construction of commercial ships in Ancona, a city which is in the heart of eastern Italy‘s shipbuilding district.

His collaboration with Fabio Perini began in the 70’s when the Italian entrepreneur commissioned the construction of a 22m sailing yacht. Since then Ragnetti has always been at Perini’s side, creating and developing the Perini Navi team and the Brand, leading the company as its CEO and Managing Director. He helmed its expansion as it became the Perini Navi Group, and built the Group into what is today considered one of the hallmarks in the yachting industry.

Ragnetti counts amongst his responsibilities the creation of the management team and the development of the Group’s infrastructures, today articulated on a global scale with facilities in Viareggio and La Spezia in Italy, and Istanbul in Turkey. He has led the Perini team through the builds of more than 55 yachts, with the amazing success of the 7 boat 46/48 meter series in the 90s followed by the ten boat 56‐meter series in 2000s, capped by charter yacht Maltese Falcon, the hi performance and highly successful Briand designed charter yacht P2 and finally their most recent construction: the 73‐meter Vitruvius mega yacht GRACE E.

Maltese Falcon -  (2)

Maltese Falcon - (2)

Let’s not forget that Giancarlo has been front and Center in the Sailing yacht industry from the time in 1983 when the very first Perini at 131 feet was considered gargantuan, all the way to the present when 186 footers are sold in series of ten vessels and then followed by a replacement series at 200 feet! He has seen the birth and the evolution of the Captive winch, the first and probably the 100th plus sailing yacht with a fly bridge, he has seen the Bucket Regattas and Super‐Yacht cups go from 5 and 6 boats participating to as many as 46 boats on the starting line!

Perhaps his greatest quality is the relationships and trust he developed with the Owners of Perini Navis, consider the fact that during his tenure Perini has signed 56 contracts and in fact of those 56, there have been 19 Owners who have had 2 Perinis and 2 who came back for 3! The well‐known and incredible sense of “family” that pervades throughout the world of Perini Navi has to be attributed in a large part to Giancarlo’s leadership.

Below is a selection of other majestic charter yachts built by Perini Navi.

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Sailing yacht TEMPUS FUGIT featuring full Doyle Stratis inventory

November 04, 2013

Written by zuzana

Launched in August 2013, sailing yacht Tempus Fugit is a beautiful 27,5-metre J-Class inspired sloop, boasting a full Doyle Stratis inventory. Constructed by Arkin Pruva in Turkey and penned by Humphreys Yacht Design, the sails of superyacht Tempus Fugit were supplied by the Doyle Turkey loft. She made her premiere on the race circuit in Cannes as well as St Tropez.

Superyacht Tempus Fugit with a full Doyle Stratis inventory

Superyacht Tempus Fugit with a full Doyle Stratis inventory

Skipper Argan Bailey is delighted with Tempus Fugit yacht and her sails. “With a generous carbon rig and Stratis carbon sails from Doyle NZ we had a good idea she was going to pack a punch. Going straight from the launch into two back to back prestigious regattas was pretty nerve racking with her being so young and barely tested. I needn’t have worried. She was solid, slippery as a fish and quick, really quick, and honestly left us all a little gobsmacked including our competitors.

Majestic Tempus Fugit Yacht under sail

Majestic Tempus Fugit Yacht under sail

I think the highlight for me during those two weeks was putting her through a thunderstorm, 40 knots and a sky blacker than coal. We tightened up and put one reef in the genoa and one in the main. She steamed through like a rocket, unfazed and steady, unlike us who emerged dripping and euphoric on the other side. Matt Bridge from Doyle NZ, who was on genoa trim, looked up at the sail (named light genoa) and said “ yeah, I think we might need to remove the word light from that title”. I agree with the man, the Stratis sails were fierce, shaped to perfection and tough as nails and had a huge part to play in our success during the racing. Hats off to you Doyle.”

Luxury yacht Tempus Fugit

Luxury yacht Tempus Fugit

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