Last month, Perini Navi welcomed the arrival in Viareggio of the 50m ketch C.2173, hull number 6 in the 50 meters series. The delivery is scheduled for the Spring of 2012.
, a sistership to the 50 m ketch Baracudalaunched 2010, represents the latest evolution of this prestigious 50 meter series in the Perini Navi fleet.
Designed by Perini Navi in collaboration with Ron Holland, she will be ketch-rigged with a swing keel and centralised servo-assisted sail-plan controls. The hull and superstructure will be built in aluminium with a mixed longitudinal - transverse structure.
Main propulsion will be provided by twin MTU 8V M72, 720 kW diesel engines.
The yacht accommodates up to 12 guests in 5 comfortable cabins, including the full beam owner's suite, and the interior, in a first time collaboration will be conceived by the architectural studio Edge Design.
After signing the sales contract in August 2009, the aluminium hull and superstructure were completed at Perini Navi Group's Turkish plant, Perini Istanbul – Yildiz. The final outfit work will continue in the Perini Navi shipyard in Viareggio.
C.2173 is the sixth 50m sailing yacht in the Perini Navi fleet. The first 50m, is Phryne (Steel,1999), and was then followed by Aurore (Steel, 2000), Perseus (Steel, 2001),…Is A Rose (Steel, 2003) and Baracuda (Aluminum, 2008).