Performance Yachts has announced the expansion of its range and appointed Azzura Marine, the premier Australian boat builder, as constructors of the PY-115 model, and its new flagship, the PY-125.
Established by four times America’s Cup helmsman, Olympian, and ten times World Champion sailor Iain Murray AM, Azzura Marine combines decades of boat building experience, world class facilities and state-of-the-art technology to produce quality custom motor and sail vessels and high performance racing yachts, to the same high standards as required to construct the PY-115 and PY-125.
“Azzura Marine has exactly the right pedigree to deliver the quality yachts expected by discerning Performance Yachts clients,” stated Performance Yachts Founder Adrian Nicolle.
Azzura Marine Principal, Iain Murray AM, said he was excited at the prospect of further expanding the group’s marine interests. “This agreement will effectively combine the knowledge and talents of Performance Yachts, Azzura Marine and Dixon Yacht Design to deliver a finely crafted, contemporary range of high performance sailing superyachts to the world,” he said.
The PY-115 and PY-125 will be built at Azzura Marine’s impressive superyacht new build and repair/ refit facility in Newcastle; just 70 nautical miles north of Sydney and en route to some of the world’s most stunning cruising destinations.
In arriving at his decision to appoint Azzura Marine, Adrian Nicolle pointed out the importance of finding a builder that was experienced in using the advanced construction materials and methods required to construct the Performance Yachts range. “With Southern Ocean Marine building our PY-100 and PY-109 models and Azzura Marine the PY-115 and PY-125, I am confident that Performance Yachts has two of the world’s top boat builders producing our yachts”.
Designed by Bill Dixon and his team at Dixon Yacht Design the PY-125, like her sisters, is a thoroughly modern, light but immensely strong fast cruising yacht, which offers sumptuous accommodation for owners, guests, and crew. Furthermore, she will be more than capable of making her presence felt at the world’s top superyacht regattas.
ThePY-125 will be available with the unusual, but highly effective lifting keel option, as seen on the PY-100. Not a customary feature on such a sleek yacht, it does not intrude into, or compromise the yachts living accommodation, but succeeds in minimizing her draft to a shallow 3.75 metres with keel up and a hydro-dynamically efficient 5.25 metres with keel down.