Construction of 70m Perini Navi superyacht SYBARIS (hull C.2227) well underway

Construction of the new 70-metre Perini Navi superyacht Sybaris (hull C.2227) ...

Construction of 70m Perini Navi superyacht SYBARIS (hull C.2227) well underway

December 12, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Construction of the new 70-metre Perini Navi superyacht Sybaris (hull C.2227) is currently well underway. Scheduled for launch in 2015, luxury sailing yacht Sybaris boasts new styling with powerful and dynamic lines. She has been designed in house by Perini Navi Technical and Design office, with naval architecture consultation and sail plan optimisation from Philippe Briand, assuring her sailing prowess.

70m Perini Navi mega yacht SYBARIS (hull C.2227)

70m Perini Navi mega yacht SYBARIS (hull C.2227)

Hull and superstructure of luxury yacht Sybaris are in aluminium; the rig is carbon-fibre with 2 Rondal masts of 72 and 62 m height, hosting a total sail plan of more than 3000 sqm.

The displacement is optimised at 927 tones and the gross registered tonnage is 870 grt, making mega yacht Sybaris the second largest Perini Navi sailing vessel ever built.

The centerboard keel has variable draft that goes from 4.54 to 11.74 m.

The 2 carbon-fiber Cockwells tenders are 7m long – one of which is a limo tender – and recessed below deck forward along with the 4,5m rescue tender.

Super yacht Sybaris has many new features that position her a step ahead in the design and engineering of large sailing yachts, among which the latest innovations on the sail handling system and the new electrical generation system. Both are aspects developed with the specific aim of improving the overall operational efficiency and performance under sail.

Superyacht SYBARIS - Fly Bridge

Superyacht SYBARIS - Fly Bridge

Rigging and Sail Handling System

Sybaris superyacht is equipped with carbon fibre spars and Carbo-Link rigging provided by Rondal. She will feature a comprehensive Rig Load Monitoring System that through a series of strain gauges constantly detects the loads acting on the rig components.

The North Sail 3DL wardrobe includes: reacher 1070m², jib 635m², main 770m², mizzen 570m².

For Sail Handling Control, the impressive Sailing system features the newest generation of Perini Navi captive winches and furlers. Electric variable speed motors and furlers, duly synchronised and monitored by the Perini Navi Automated Sail Handling System, dramatically improve furling and deploy times while speeding the tacking and jibing. The reacher/blade winches pull a maximum load of 35 tonnes and have a maximum line speed of 75 metre per minute. The reacher/blade furlers have a line speed of 75 m/min.

Luxury yacht SYBARIS - aft cockpit - Image by PH Design

Luxury yacht SYBARIS - aft cockpit - Image by PH Design

Variable Speed and DC Bus Electrical Generation System

A first aboard a Perini Navi Sailing Yacht, 3 Variable Speed Generators supply electrical power via a DC Bus to the vessel’s main electrical grid with the potential to store excess power in Class-Approved lithium polymer batteries.

The exceptional advantage of Silent Running modes together with Peak and Trough Shaving during generator operations allow for unparalleled efficiency as well as reduced emissions.

The Class-Approved lithium polymer batteries located in the vessel bilges – in an easily accessible location for maintenance and replacement – provide a total power of 136 kW/h with a recharge time of less than 1 hour.

Furthermore power distribution via a DC Bus allows for renewable energy sources or increased battery capacity to be added as additional generating capacity at a later date.

Luxury yacht SYBARIS - Main Saloon - Photo by PH Design

Luxury yacht SYBARIS - Main Saloon - Photo by PH Design

System advantages includes:

–          No energy waste

–          Lower fuel consumptions and lower CO2 emissions (-25%)

–          Higher system quality

–          Lower maintenance

–          Lower weight

–          Easier delivery of high quality and clean DC electrical power (Elimination of AC filters)

Compact permanent magnet generator-ends allow for higher efficiency and longer life cycle.

As a further development of the electrical distribution system, Perini Navi engineers have worked hard at rationalizing the system architecture to reduce the lengths of wiring runs. With some 100+ km of cable laid in a typical vessel of this size, this efficiency is of great importance.

SYBARIS Yacht - Dining - Photo by PH Design

SYBARIS Yacht - Dining - Photo by PH Design

Noise and Vibration Reduction:

Perini Navi has continuously developed its machinery and accommodation installation techniques to minimize noise and vibration levels. One of the most significant contributions to the exemplary results is achieved by the adoption of double mounted engine-gearbox sets . Each engine-gearbox set is elastically mounted to a high mass vibration damping cradle which is then elastically mounted to the hull structure as a whole set.

The results as recorded onboard the first 60m charter yacht Seahawk, include an average of 45dB noise level in the Owner suite when running at 12 knots.

Mega yacht SYBARIS - Master Cabin - Photo by PH Design

Mega yacht SYBARIS - Master Cabin - Photo by PH Design


The amazing main deck of Sybaris yacht features a vast 30m long guest area (from the aft cockpit to the wheelhouse), with a 4m wide sliding door allowing easy communication from the spacious cockpit to the main saloon. The panoramic view from the majestic main saloon it is not interrupted by any structural pillar and the newly designed windows allow uninterrupted views of the sea, and prodigious quantities of natural light onboard.

The 18m long flying bridge provides unmatched outdoor area for guests and friends to relax, entertain or sunbath.

The interiors are by PH Design, US based designers who were hand picked by the Owner to design and execute Sybaris’ outstanding interior. Each piece of furniture is custom-designed and the overall concept epitomises the luxurious contemporary allure of luxury yacht Sybaris. The designers’ use of extremely high quality materials including titanium both structurally and artistically, concurs to create the unique style of this yacht.

SYBARIS superyacht - Master Bathroom - Photo by PH Design

SYBARIS superyacht - Master Bathroom - Photo by PH Design

Interior Designer Statement in the words of Peter Hawrylewicz, founder of PH Design.


-Design a state of the art sailing yacht for the owner’s family that best reflects their modern spirit.


-Highly customized environment concordant with the boat’s exterior, warm and modern, singular in its class.

-Spatially open, with clean lines and intense detailing. A large variety of natural materials all held to a subtle muted palette.

-An interior that will show a modern art collection to its greatest advantage.

-A yacht that is elegant, but not stodgy; exciting, but not preposterously so.

-Working closely with the Owner, we wanted to create an interior that would be perceived as special and original in the yachting world. For example, we decided that the boat should have titanium ceilings to softly bounce the light and to compliment the muted tones of the American Ash millwork.

The titanium is picked up in other areas of the boat including the doors and the custom hardware. Another unconventional decision was to forego any built-in storage credenzas along the sides of the main salon and dining area in lieu of 12 very large alligator travelling trunks. The trunks are suspended off of the floor with cast titanium straps. The overall effect is modern with a remote reminiscence of old world travel; the allure lies in the confluence of these two temperaments.

Sailing yacht SYBARIS in build by Sargentini

Sailing yacht SYBARIS in build by Sargentini


To have created at the end of the day, a boat that is comfortable, beautiful, and perhaps even memorable. My hope is that we will have succeeded in bringing something new and fresh to the world of yachting. The Owner, as always, provides the inspiration for going beyond the boundaries of the status quo. He contributes the rational for striving beyond our basic gratifications. Sybaris is the manifestation of that belief.

C. 2227 70m Ketch Sybaris Main Technical Specifications:

Length overall 70.00 m 229,66 ft

Length waterline 62.70 m 205,71 ft

Beam max 13.24 m 43,438 ft

Draft keel up 4.54 m 14,9 ft

Draft keel down 11.74 m 38,517 ft

Hull Aluminium

Superstructure Aluminium

Displacement max 927 T

Gross Registered Tonnage 870 grt

Main Engines 2 x MTU 16V 2000 M72 1440 kW@2250 rpm

Generators 2 x 120kW variable speed KiloPack/1 x 35 kW KiloPack

Battery set 13 units LIPO EST50-1050 total136kW

Speed at max continuous rating 17.5 knots

Range at 12.5 kt 5000 nm

Fuel capacity 73,000 litres

Fresh water capacity 126.000 litres

Main Mast height above DWL 72 m 236,22 ft²

Mizzen Mast height above DWL 62 m 203,41 ft²

Total Sail Area 3045 m2 32.776 ft²

Flying Bridge Area 117 m2 1.259,40 ft²

Aft Cockpit Area 87 m2 936,46 ft²

Saloon and Wheelhouse Area 211 m2 2271,2 ft²

Total Owner and Guest Cabin Area 218 m2 2346,5 ft²

Total Crew Area 158 m2 1700,7 ft²

Lazzarette Area 45 m2 484,38 ft²

Tenders 1 x 7 m tender + 1 x 7 m limo tender by Cockwells/1 x 4,5 m tender

Classification: A.B.S.: Maltese Cross A1 C.Y.S. – Maltese Cross AMS – ACCU + MCA LY3

Luxury sailing yacht SYBARIS - GA

Luxury sailing yacht SYBARIS - GA

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