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Yacht Spotting & New Launches

Yacht Spotting & New Launches

Bigger IS Better…And Lots More Impressive!

What do you do if you own one of the world’s most spectacular superyachts? If you’re Russian Billionaire Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko, you build another one even more over the top.

By Capt. Ken Kreisler

When I first caught sight of Motor Yacht A, and being a fan of the more traditional design, i.e., a boat should look like a boat, I was a bit taken aback. But the more I looked; the more I dug into the design, technology, and collective engineering and artistic endeavors that went into her, the more I began to come around and see this daring and advanced presentation as a bold personal statement and perhaps, a vision of the future of yacht design.

Built by Bloom & Voss, Superyacht A is a technologically advanced yacht with a bold and daring design.

Built by Blohm + Voss at the HDW shipyard in Kiel, Germany, Motor Yacht A is a technologically advanced yacht with a bold and daring design by Philippe Starck and Martin Francis.

Now, Mr. Melnichenko, the co-founder of MDM Bank, with holdings and properties around the world including the Siberian Coal Energy Company, Eurochem, and TMK, a pipe and metallurgic company among others, as well as being Motor Yacht A‘s owner, presents Sailing Yacht A, a truly amazing accomplishment and one sure to be the answer to what dreams are made of.

Built at the Nobiskrug, Germany yard, she will be the world’s largest sailing yacht coming in at 144 meters or 468 ft. Sailing Yacht A is designed by Philippe Starck.

Built at the Nobiskrug, Germany yard, and designed by Phillippe Starck, she is the world’s largest sailing yacht coming in at 144 meters/468 ft.

This impressive new steel-hulled yacht is certainly setting standards all over the world. She is 468ft/144m in length with a carbon fiber main mast almost 300 ft/91.4m high, has eight decks, is equipped with an underwater observation observation area, a helicopter pad, an on-deck swimming pool, and as you would expect, all the latest computerized control systems one could imagine. While under power, she has a pair of 3,600kw/4,827hp MTU diesel engines along with two 4,300kw electric motors.

Impressive from any angle, Sailing Yacht A is a triumph of both design and engineering.

Impressive from any angle, Sailing Yacht A is a triumph of both design and engineering.

While she undergoes her European sea trails, her interior, yet to be finished, will be as widely anticipated as her launch date.

We will be sure to keep a sharp weather eye out for this one and if you happen to get a glimpse of her underway, or visiting a port, let us know.

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Posted by on September 24, 2015 in Yacht Spotting And New Launches


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Yacht Spotting & New Launches

Yacht Spotting & New Launches


The Perini Navi Group delivers SY Perseus^3, a 196+ft/60m sloop and hull #2 in the company’s 60m series of yachts.

The Perini Navi Group, world leader in the design and construction of large motor and sailing yachts, has completed the delivery of Perseus^3, the second yacht, and the first sloop, in their new generation 60m series.

perseus3Designed by Perini Navi naval architects in collaboration with Ron Holland, the design and development of Perseus^3has been significantly optimized for performance and represents a decisive technical step forward in the group’s 60m series. Perseus^3 features a twin rudder system with innovative twin rudder control system (designed by Perini Navi).

For the first time ever on a Perini, Perseus^3 is equipped with a carbon bowsprit. The larger downwind sailing areas gained by this feature together with her towering 75m carbon fiber mast and carbon fiber standing rigging allow Perseus^3 to set some of the largest downwind sails in the world. Composed by: 2 Gennakers, 1 Code Zero, 1 Reacher, 1 Blade, 1 Spinnaker Stay Sail, 1 working Jib and an imposing Main Sail for a combined area of 10.000 square meters. For the handling and control of this impressive sailing system, Perseus^3 features the new generation of captive reel winches and furlers. The jib winches pull a maximum load of 30 tons and have a maximum line speed of 40 metres per minute. Variable speed electric motors and furlers, synchronized by the Perini Navi Automated Sail Handling System, dramatically improve furling and deploy speeds while reducing the tacking and jibing time by over 75% compared to vessels of the previous generation. During the extensive sea trials, Perseus^3 plainly demonstrated her sailing prowess reaching 16.2 knots in 21 knot winds and beating at over 12 knots in similar winds at apparent wind angles in the high-30’s.

Perseus^3 – Technical Features
Mast  75.8m Carbon Fibre by Future Fibres
Boom  23.4m Carbon Fibre by Future Fibres
Standing rig  Lateral Rigging in Carbon Fibre
Aft and Fore Stays  Carbon+PBO+Kevlar

Sail Inventory
Main Sail  808m2
The mast features 4 main sail locks  1 full hoist + 3 reefs
Batten car system 
Cunningham ram 
Reacher  1.160m2
Blade  706m2 with vertical carbon battens
Working Jib  370m2on soft hanks and removable torque cable
Code Zero  1.804m2 on the biggest torque cable TDF ever built by Future Fibres
A2  2.602m2
A3  2.173m2
Spinnaker Stay sail  721m2



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Yacht Spotting and New Launches

Yacht Spotting and New Launches


Hull C.2193, the first of the two yachts sold in the new-generation series of 60m sailing yachts built by Perini Navi, has arrived in Viareggio, Italy.The hull and superstructure in aluminium were built in the Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard, the Group’s Turkish base. Finishing, launching and delivery, scheduled for summer 2013, will all take place at Perini Navi’s base in Viareggio.

The new hull lines, that can be seen as a natural evolution of Perini’s 56m series, guarantee speed, comfort and ample spaces for living both indoors and out. Hull and superstructure in aluminium make for a gross tonnage of under 500 tons and a displacement of approximately 570 tons.

The ketch C.2193, designed by Perini Navi’s naval architects in collaboration with New Zealander Ron Holland, will have a sail control system designed by Perini Navi and a lifting keel that goes from 4.30 to 12.30m.

During the coming year the second yacht in the 50m aluminium series will be delivered in May and the first yacht in the 40m fast cruising line will be delivered at the end of the summer.

The Perini Navi Group is also currently constructing the third yacht in the 60m series and a 38m yacht in their Racing Line. Both these yachts could be ready for delivery in less than two years.

With a fleet of 53 yachts on the water- 51 sailing yachts and two motor yachts- the Perini Navi Group is the world leader in the design and construction of large sailing yachts. In 2007 the Group also began to build motor yachts with the brand name Picchiotti and the series name Vitruvius, thus re-launching the historic Picchiotti shipyard acquired in the early 1990’s. The Group is made up of the Perini Navi shipyard in Viareggio, founded in the 1980’s by Fabio Perini who invented and developed a revolutionary automatic sail control system. Another division is the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia where the Group constructs its motor yachts and concentrates most of its refitting work, and the Perini Istanbul shipyard in Yildiz, Turkey where its hulls and deck structures are produced. Perini Navi USA is a commercial division of the Group through which owners of Perini Navi Group yachts can arrange charters and find brokerage services for both new and previously owned Perini Navi Group yachts.

And just so there’s no misunderstanding about setting standards, the daring and stunningly original M/Y EXUMA was 2011’s Motor Yacht of The Year.

Motor Yacht Exuma is a the first 50 metre Picchiotti motor yacht from the Vitruvius Series launched by Perini Navi in July 2010. This luxury superyacht is powered by 2 x Caterpillar C32 Acert engines of 970kW at 2100 rmp to a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and has a range of 5500 nm at 12 knots. She can accommodate up to ten guests in five cabins and has a crew of seven professionals on board.

 For more information contact:
Perini Navi Group Press Office
Tel +39 0584 4241
fax +39 0584 424268

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Posted by on March 14, 2012 in Yacht Spotting And New Launches


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