The Perini Navi Group has launched Seahawk, the first yacht in their new generation 60 m series, at their shipyard in Viareggio. The launch was followed by the completion of the mast stepping operations.
This new series of sailing yachts has innovative hull lines and technologies that will enhance speed and performances, without compromising the comfort and spaces, both onboard hallmarks of the Perini Navi brands.
Seahawk features a sleek hull and superstructure in aluminium that make for a gross tonnage of under 500 GRT and a displacement of 570 tons. The variable keel length, allows for a draught that goes from 4.30 to 12.30m.
The ketch, designed by the naval architects at Perini Navi in collaboration with New Zealander Ron Holland, has a total sail plan area of 2.125 sqm featuring two aluminium masts of 62 e 52m. The booms are in carbon fibre as are the spreaders. Carbon fiber as well for the foils and for the standing rigging, this latest for the very first time on a Perini Navi ketch,.
On the foredeck: a new generation of furlers, fully recessed, for the furling of the head sails has been created by the Mast Division of Perini Navi which has also developed the new captive winches installed on board, increasing the manoeuvring speed.
The interiors are by the famous French designer Christian Liaigre, who has created an extremely elegant contemporary allure matched with a sheer marine tradition.
The Group is currently working on the second yacht in this series at their Viareggio shipyard. Delivery of C. 2218, the 60-m sloop with a carbon fibre mast of 75m, and is scheduled for 2014 delivery while the third unit in this series, the ketch C.2232, will be delivered in 2015.