The all-aluminium sailing yacht was originally unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show last year and features a lifting keel and naval architecture by Reichel-Pugh, while Perini Navi’s head of design Franco Romani handled exterior styling.
The hybrid propulsion system uses a diesel engine and electric motor for greater environmental sustainability, and while under wind power a carbon fibre rig and a 2,367m²/ft² sail plan enhance performance. By drawing on a fuel capacity of 20,000 litres the E-VOLUTION sailing yacht is capable of a cruising speed of 10 knots with a range of 3,200 nautical miles under silent conditions using the electric drive-train.
Among her design features is a folding transom door that creates a swim platform resting above the water and two staircases that lead up to the main deck aft. A Japanese-style lowered dining area reduces the effect of the elements on guests while they enjoy the ambient scenery and fresh air, while the helm station ‘pods’ are positioned aft.
The accommodation sleeps 10 guests and places the Master suite to the aft, with two twin cabins and another guests cabin placed forward of the engine room. A fifth room can be used as another guest cabin or a cinema.
Perini Navi is currently working on two larger sailing yachts: a 60m/197ft luxury ketch and a sloop of 47m/154ft, both from the CLASSIC range.