The aluminium hull and superstructure of the first 42.2m/138.5ft Perini Navi E-VOLUTION sailing yacht has been completed and lowered into the water at the Istanbul shipyard in Turkey, where it will now be towed to Viareggio where she will be completed and outfitted for her Italian Owner. Perini Navi collaborated with Reichel/Pugh Design on the naval architecture while Franco Romani is responsible for the design with interiors by Marco Costanzi Architects. She is scheduled for delivery in Spring 2020.
The yacht focuses on providing guest comfort and performance while ensuring that the sail plan with a carbon fibre mast and rigging can be handled by a small crew.
The main deck aft cockpit offers guests a plush outdoor environment where guests can rest shaded by the overhang, and a C-shaped sofa with drinks table is placed on both sides. Behind each sofa, a broad sunbed is placed in the sunlight and along the stern, there is another central sunbed.
A pair of stairways lead down the aft to a sofa-sunbed and the transom door folds down to create a spacious swim platform with a ladder leading into the water. The foredeck is kept clear for operations and can be converted to guest use while at anchor.
The salon receives an abundance of natural light from the skylights running the length of the room in combination with windows on every side. Extensive seating is placed on both sides of the room to allow guests to spread out and spend time on personal pursuits.
The lower deck hosts four guest cabins, among which is a full-beam Master suite, and there is a second salon with a C-shaped sofa and tables for casual dining.
The first 42.2m/138.5ft hull in the E-VOLUTION series is due for launch in 2020 and a second hull currently under construction will follow in 2021.