The hull of the latest 40 metre Perini Navi fast cruising cutter, C. 2180, was turned upright at the Perini Istanbul - Yildiz facility in Turkey. Designed by Perini Navi in collaboration with Ron Holland, this superyacht is the first of the new Perini Navi fast cruising series that combines the typical characteristics of quality and comfort of a Perini, together with high performance in all wind conditions.
The hull and superstructure are made of aluminium alloy that allows the displacement to be optimised at 210 tonnes, while the sail plan was designed using the latest technology to achieve excellent performance in total safety.
The yacht is rigged with a 50 metre carbon-fibre mast and carbon in-boom furling along with Perini Navi reel captive winches and control system.
The operation was successfully completed in front of a variety of onlookers and Franco Romani, Perini Navi Group Technology and Design Director, who declared: "During the rotation I had the opportunity to enjoy the new hull lines in terms of building quality and design. I believe that this project represents an interesting evolution of our products, thanks to the combination of modernity and innovation while maintaining clearly identifiable traits typical of our boats."
The New Zealand designer Ron Holland, also commented with satisfaction the overturning of the hull: “With the latest Perini hull finished and turned upright, it is apparent that we have created a design that incorporates all of the positive qualities of the earlier Perini aluminium hulls. In addition, the new 40m has an obvious orientation towards achieving excellent ‘all round’ sailing performance, in any wind conditions. Her fine bow sections and powerful stern will ensure sparkling performance. Perini Navi have achieved superb workmanship and fairness with their latest creation.”
The C.2180 contract was signed at the end of 2009 with a delivery slated for late summer 2012.
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