Perini Navi Group is pleased to announce that the Picchiotti 50 metre Motor Yacht Exuma of the Vitruvius® Series, has won the “Motor Yacht of the Year” and “Best Displacement Motor Yacht of below 500 gt”, at the 2011 Boat International World Superyacht Awards held at London’s Guildhall.
Superyacht Exuma, the new generation of the Picchiotti Vitruvius®-series motor yachts born from the collaboration between Vitruvius Ltd, Philippe Briand and the Perini Navi Group, is conceived with a focus on efficiency for autonomous navigation. Her aluminium hull is characterised by streamlined, slender lines and follows Briand Optimized Stretched Hull (BOS® Hull) guidelines. These allow for a gross tonnage of 497 tons, displacement of 400 tonnes, a reduced draught of 2.3 metres for navigating in shallow waters- all with a range of 6,500 miles at 12 knots.
Since her launch on July 3, 2010, Exuma Yacht was awarded the Rina Green Plus Platinum certificate for her proven commitment to environmental excellence. She also was voted Most Innovative Yacht of the Year at the 2010 World Yacht Trophy, organized by Luxmedia Group. At the 2010 Nautical Design Awards, a recognition for yachting design recently established and organized by the Italian Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI, the fifty-year-old association that also awards the prestigious Compasso d’oro,) in tandem with the magazine Yacht & Sail she also won Best Motor Yacht over 40mt.