The Perini Navi Group has announced the successful delivery of the 60 metre sloop Perseus^3. Designed by Perini Navi naval architects in collaboration with Ron Holland, she is the second hull in the Group’s 60 metre series of yachts.
The interiors were designed in house by Perini interior design team and can accommodate twelve guests over five cabins, including a full beam owner’s suite which can be divided by a removable wall.
Perseus^3 features a twin rudder system with innovative twin rudder control system. For the first time ever on a Perini, she is also equipped with a carbon bowsprit. The larger downwind sailing areas gained by this feature together with her towering 75 metre carbon fibre mast and carbon fibre standing rigging allow Perseus^3 to set some of the largest downwind sails. Composed of 2 Gennakers, 1 Code Zero, 1 Reacher, 1 Blade, 1 Spinnaker Stay Sail, 1 working Jib and an imposing Main Sail, she has a sail area of 10,000 square metres.
For the handling and control of this sailing system, Perseus^3 features the new generation of captive reel winches and furlers. The jib winches pull a maximum load of 30 tons and have a maximum line speed of 40 metres per minute. Variable speed electric motors and furlers, synchronised by the Perini Navi Automated Sail Handling System, dramatically improve furling and deploy speeds while reducing the tacking and jibing time by over 75% compared to vessels of the previous generation. During her extensive sea trials, Perseus^3 reached 16.2 knots in 21 knot winds.
One of her notable characteristics is found in her great access to the sea, with two opening beach platforms as well as two 6.20 metre carbon fibre custom tenders. A third yacht in the 60 metre series is due to be delivered later on in the year.
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