The Perini Navi Group has launched Perseus 3, the second yacht in their new generation 60 metre series, at their Viareggio shipyard. This series has important innovations in hull lines and on board technology.
Perseus 3, designed by Perini Navi naval architects in collaboration with New Zealander Ron Holland, has a Perini Navi sail control system and a lifting keel whose draft varies from 4.30 to 12.30m. Her 75m high mast and 23m long boom are in carbon fibre as is her standing rigging. Perseus 3 is also the first Perini Navi yacht to have a carbon fibre bowsprit. The bowsprit was a request of the owner’s that will allow for fast sail changes and a larger head sail plan. This sloop has an innovative deck layout with six winches for fast tacking and easy handling of halyards and lines.
The jib is new generation manoeuvred via new generation captive winches that can reel in 35t at over 110 metre per minute. The sloop has two helms rudders for top performance and agile manoeuvring and a sail plan of 10,000 square meters. The yacht's hull and superstructure in aluminium were constructed at the Perini Navi-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey and make for a GT of less than 500 tons and an optimized displacement of circa 570 tons.
The interiors were designed in house by Perini architects and can accommodate twelve passengers in five cabins, one of which has sliding beds. The owner’s suite is full beam and can be divided by a removable wall. Two 6.20 custom tenders, two opening beach platforms and an infinity pool on the fore deck compliment the exterior layout.