The Perini Navi Group has announced the delivery of project C.2173, the 52nd sailing yacht in the Perini Navi fleet. This yacht is the second vessel in the new 50 metre aluminium series and was launched on April 2nd, 2012.
Hull C.2173, designed by Perini Navi’s in-house naval architects in collaboration with New Zealander Ron Holland, has been constructed in aluminium and has sleek, aggressive lines. These, united with a longer waterline and strongly vertical appendages, make for improved sailing performance.
The ketch sail plan, designed and built by the Perini Navi Group’s Mast Department, totals over 1,400 square meters and is handled through 11 reel captive winches. The main and mizzen masts measure 56.7m and a 43m respectively, and are in aluminium while the furling boom and spreaders are in carbon fibre.
The hull has an opening transom that becomes an ample beach platform. The 19’ main tender is housed under the fore deck in a flush tender well that also houses a catamaran that can be mounted for day sailing. The superstructure has been completely redesigned with two large skylights.