Since the first public announcement of 42m/138ft sailing yacht PROJECT E-VOLUTION at the Monaco Yacht Show, Perini Navi has unveiled more details about its hybrid-propulsion sloop for a client who has signed a letter of intent.
The naval architecture comes from Reichel-Pugh, who opted for the modern design trend of a plumb bow, a lifting keel and a carbon fibre rig with a 2,367m² sail plan. Franco Romani, Head of Design for Perini Navi, produced the exterior styling for the aluminium sailing yacht while the interior designer has yet to be revealed.
Guests on board will have plenty of lounge space and dining options to choose from, and there are five cabins to sleep up to 10 guests, with the fifth cabin able to convert into a cinema.
Outside, the foredeck contains a Japanese-inspired dining pit which can be shaded using a folding awning and covered over for extra deck space when not in use. The aft cockpit is sheltered from sudden gusts by a glass windbreak, and the deckhouse overhang offers shade during the strongest sun. A folding transom door ensures that guests can get close to the water, with staircases connecting the decks for easy access.
“PROJECT E-VOLUTION’s diesel-electric drivetrain will allow for silent cruising and a range of 3,200 nautical miles at ten knots, thanks to a total fuel capacity of 20,000 litres,” said naval architect Jim Pugh. “The yacht will offer exceptional balance and sea-keeping, combined with a finely tuned and well-proportioned sail plan.”
Other recent projects by the yard include 60m/197ft sailing yacht SEVEN, which was launched earlier this year and is due for delivery in the first quarter of 2018.