The Perini Navi Group, a world leader in the design and building of large sailing and motor yachts, has successfully launched the 60-metre sailing yacht Seahawk (hull C.2193) at its shipyard in Viareggio, and subsequently completed the mast stepping operations. Seahawk yacht is a beautiful ketch, representing the first luxury vessel in the new Perini Navi 60 m series.
This new series of sailing yachts has innovative hull lines and technologies that will enhance speed and performances, without compromising the comfort and spaces, both onboard hallmarks of the Perini Navi brands.
Superyacht Seahawk features a sleek hull and superstructure in aluminium that make for a gross tonnage of under 500 GRT and a displacement of 570 tons. The variable keel length, allows for a draught that goes from 4.30 to 12.30m.
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 are in carbon fibre as are the spreaders. Carbon fiber as well for the foils and for the standing rigging, this latest for the very first time on a Perini Navi ketch.
On the foredeck: a new generation of furlers, fully recessed, for the furling of the head sails has been created by the Mast Division of Perini Navi which has also developed the new captive winches installed on board, increasing the manoeuvring speed.
The interiors of luxury yacht Seahawk are by the famous French designer Christian Liaigre, who has created an extremely elegant contemporary allure matched with a sheer marine tradition.
The Group is currently working on the second yacht in this series at their Viareggio shipyard. Delivery of superyacht C. 2218, the 60-m sloop with a carbon fibre mast of 75m, is scheduled for 2014, while the third unit in this series, the ketch C.2232 yacht, will be delivered in 2015.
Below is a choice of the stylish charter yachts built by Perini Navi.