Perini Navi has just announced the launch of the 56 metre aluminium ketch Melek, the 50th unit in the fleet and the 9th of the series. The private launching ceremony of the superyacht will be held on Saturday July the 17th at Perini Navi’s facility in Viareggio.
The aluminium hull and superstructure were completed at Perini Navi Group's Turkish plant, Perini Istanbul – Yildiz and the yacht was outfitted at Perini’s Production Department in Viareggio.
Hull and sail plan optimisations were run by Perini Navi naval architects in collaboration with Ron Holland and the beamy and versatile interior design is by Perini Navi. The 56 metre ketch rigged yacht is equipped with two aluminium masts and carbon fibre booms for a sail plan of approx 1.500 square metres.
The interiors, designed by Perini Navi, combine tradition and innovation with a classic-modern strong and determined style. The elegance of cherry with walnut inlays, is enhanced by the use of leather, wengè, fir and parchment.
Melek is the ninth 56m sailing yacht launched by Perini Navi Group. The first 56m, Burrasca, was launched in 2003, and was then followed by Santa Maria (now Zenji), Rosehearty, Selene, Salute, Silvana, Riela and Panthalassa. Next year another unit will be launched in this same series, with similar naval architecture and fully customised interiors.
The launching of the SY Melek perfects a successful season for the Perini Navi Group that as of July 2010 has completed the following deliveries:
1) January: Perini Navi SY Panthalassa, 56m ketch, realised in collaboration with Ron Holland and Foster+Partner
2) June: Perini Navi SY Fivea, 45 m cutter
3) July: Picchiotti MY Exuma, the 50m Explorer, first unit of the Vitruvius Series
The mast stepping of SY Melek will take place next week. The completion is due in the next 2 months.