The Perini Navi Group, a world leader in the design and construction of large sailing and motor yachts has launched Seahawk, the first yacht in their new generation 60m series, at their shipyard in Viareggio. The launch was followed by the completion of the mast stepping operations.
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.
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 interiors are by the famous French designer Christian Liaigre, who has created an 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 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, will be delivered in 2015.
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