Italian yard Perini Navi has announced that its 25.5-metre Eco-Tender project has touched the water in Viareggio. The all-aluminium motor yacht is due for delivery in April this year and has been built as a tender and supplementary vessel for a client who also owns a 52-metre Perini Navi sailing yacht.
Photo: Perini NaviThe reasons for the owners choosing to build the Perini Navi Eco-Tender were various: firstly, they were looking for more flexible cabin space to accommodate single guests or children, and secondly, as they prefer to anchor offshore, they were looking to be able to explore closer inshore in something more substantial than a conventional RIB.
With in-house design and naval architecture, her lines are in the characteristic style of the yard and come from the drawing boards of the Italian yard's head of design, Franco Romani. The vessel features high bulwarks enabling guests to step straight across from the deck to the mothership.Photo: Perini Navi
The contemporary interior, also designed in-house, is based on brushed teak and white lacquered joinery and includes a full dinette-salon and galley on the main deck. Below deck, six guests are accommodated, across a full-beam VIP suite, a double cabin forward and a third twin cabin with twin single beds, all of which include ensuite bathrooms. A crew of two is also housed on board.As for her on-deck amenities, as well as a comfortable aft cockpit with lounge seating, sunpads and a swim platform, the 25.5-metre tender also features a sunken foredeck seating area, enabling the owner to pursue his passion for nature photography.
“The classic exterior styling of the Eco-tender shares the same family feeling as Perini Navi’s historic sailing fleet, right down to the dark blue hull and red load line,” commented Lamberto Tacoli, Chairman and CEO of Perini Navi. “But it is clearly no ordinary tender and represents a new breed of super-tender with amenities and technologies to match. As a boat designed and built with a yacht mentality that mirrors all the high-quality hallmarks of Perini Navi, this cutting-edge tender breaks new ground as the brand continues to refine its product range to meet the evolving demands of the market.”
Photo: Perini NaviRegarding performance, power on the Perini Navi Eco-Tender will come from a diesel-electric drivetrain comprising a pair of 1,627 HP engines twinned to Hamilton Hm531 waterjets which will allow her to achieve a maximum speed of 30 knots and cruise at eight knots, with a range at cruising speed of 1,000 nautical miles.
The hybrid propulsion system developed by Siemens provides four operational modes, including zero-emission mode, which enables the tender to cruise at low speeds in marine parks and other environmentally sensitive areas with no emissions and no noise. At the owner's request, close attention has been paid to minimising noise in all propulsion modes and contractual sound levels are below 55dB throughout. In addition, the tender also features an I-Bridge ® Multitouch navigation system by Team Italia.
“This is the first time such an avant-garde hybrid system has been installed on a superyacht tender,” commented Luca Boldrini, Sales Director of Motor yachts at Perini Navi. “The initial impetus came from the tech-savvy owners who wanted a vessel that impacted on the environment as little as possible, but the know-how we bring away from the project will be carried through into the future.”
In other news from the yard, the hull of the 42.2-metre sailing yacht, E-volution has touched the water for the first time in Perini Navi’s shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul, and will reach the Viareggio shipyard in a couple of weeks.
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