The Perini Navi Group delivers SY Perseus^3, a 196+ft/60m sloop and hull #2 in the company’s 60m series of yachts.
Designed 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
Main Sail 808m2
The mast features 4 main sail locks 1 full hoist + 3 reefs
Batten car system
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
Spinnaker Stay sail 721m2