Italian superyacht builder Perini Navi has announced they will be bringing two superyachts to the Monaco Yacht Show, the brand new sailing yacht Fidelis, launched on April 16th 2011, and the Vitruvius Explorer 55 metre, which will be delivered to her owners soon. Designed by the Perini Navi Group’s technical and design department in collaboration with the New Zealand yacht designer, Ron Holland, S/Y Fidelis has a hull and superstructure in aluminium with an optimised displacement of 545 tons and a tonnage of 497 tons.
The ketch sail plan, designed and engineered by Perini Navi’s mast division measures 1,500 square meters. Both the main and the mizzen masts are in aluminium and are respectively 58.37 and 47.97 meters high. The booms are both in carbon fibre and have in-boom furling systems. This superyacht has especially ample areas for enjoying life on deck with two cockpits, one fore, one aft, which allow owners and guests to enjoy generously comfortable outdoor spaces.
Designed by Vitruvius Ltd, the second motor yacht is built in compliance with ice-class standards, in order to complete the Northwest passage, the sea route through the Artic Ocean, via the waterways amidst the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The Picchiotti-Vitruvius 55 metres has a range of 9,000 miles and thanks to the efficient hull lines and the fine water entree designed by Philippe Briand, will consume less than 150,000 litres of fuel.
Next week our editor Maarten will travel to Italy to tour the Picchiotti-Vitruvius 55, expect the first photos of the yacht on these pages early in the week!