The Perini Navi Group launches Picchiotti flagship

The Perini Navi Group, world leader in the design and construction of large sailing and motor yachts, has launched Grace E, the new 73m Picchiotti motor yacht. It is the third motor yacht sold by the Perini Navi Group, at their Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia, Italy.

Grace E, like her predecessors Exumaand Galileo G, is part of the Group's project for re-launching the historic Picchiotti brand name in the world of large motor yachts. Picchiotti is famous for its design, engineering and high production standards, qualities that it shares with the rest of the Perini Navi Group.

Grace E has the same hull and superstructure design elements that both characterise the rest of the Picchiotti Vitruvius series and assure efficient and autonomous navigation. Grace E has an advanced diesel-electric propulsion system with two Azipod propellers, electronically activated propellers that are mounted on a movable support called a pod, that allow the yacht to reach a cruising speed of 16.5 knots. Grace E is also equipped with a variety of tenders for the exploration of the surrounding environment. Ideal for cruising in the Mediterranean or in the Caribbean, Grace E has been designed for autonomous and energy efficient cruising in comfort and safety.

Exterior spaces are divided over five decks. The Upper Deck, also called the Wellness Deck, has an area that is entirely devoted to wellness with a gym, a sauna and hydrotherapy equipment. The interiors, designed by Remi Tessier, are elegant and contemporary.

The 73m yacht will be delivered by the end of the year 2013. At their Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard the Group is currently constructing the first sailing yacht in their new 70m series, scheduled for delivery in 2015, and the third yacht in their 60m series, a yacht that can be delivered within two years.

At their Italian shipyards they are also currently constructing the second yacht in their 60m series, the sloop C.2218, whose delivery is scheduled for the year 2014, and the second yacht in their 38m Racing Line. Grace E’s launching along with the launching of the first sailing yacht in their 60m series, both of which will be delivered within 2013, are part of the Group’s production programme for 2013.

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