70m Ketch Sybaris well underway at Perini Navi

The latest project from Italian shipyard Perini Navi is a new 70 metre ketch. Named Sybaris, she has been designed by the Perini Navi Technical and Design Office with naval architecture consultation and sail plan optimisation by Philippe Briand, whilst U.S. Company PH Design is responsible for her interiors. She is the second largest Perini Navi sailing vessel ever built.

One of the stand out features of Sybaris is her large main deck which features a 30 metre long guest area from the aft cockpit to the wheelhouse. A four metre wide sliding door is found in this area, ensuring easy communication from the cockpit to the main saloon. The main saloon is uninterrupted by any structural pillar, providing guests on board with spectacular panoramic views.

The 18 metre long flybridge provides unmatched outdoor area for guests and friends to relax, entertain or sunbathe. The interior design features custom designed furniture, and aims to epitomise contemporary luxury, particularly emphasised within the use of high quality materials such as titanium both structurally and artistically.

Both her hull and superstructure are constructed in aluminium; the rig is carbon-fibre with 2 Rondal masts of 72 and 62 metres in height, hosting a total sail plan of more than 3000 sqm. She hosts three tenders in total; two 7 metre carbon-fiber Cockwells tenders - one of which is a limo tender โ€“ which are recessed below deck forward along with the 4.5 metre rescue tender.

One of the unique aspects of Sybaris is the presence of the three Variable Speed Generators which supply electrical power via a DC Bus to the vesselโ€™s main electrical grid with the potential to store excess power in Class-Approved lithium polymer batteries - a first aboard a Perini Navi sailing yacht. Advantages to this system include the elimination of energy waste, lower fuel consumption, lower maintenance, reduced weight and easier delivery of high quality, clean DC electrical power.

She is currently under construction in the Perini Navi yard in La Spezia and is due for completion in 2015.

By Gemma Fottles



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