The Picchiotti 50 metre Exuma, is the first motor yacht of the Vitruvius series built by the Perini Navi Group. The Vitruvius series was conceived with a focus on efficiency for fully autonomous, reliable, and elegant navigation. These concepts of the Picchiotti - Vitruvius series are realized in the hull and superstructure design, the organization of the guest and crew accommodations and the onboard equipment that will allow for the discovery and exploration of the surrounding environment.
Philippe Briand, naval architect and designer of the Vitruvius® concept, was inspired by the streamlined principles of sailboat hulls, where the lines of design, volume distribution and the study of weights are optimized to attain the best efficiency. The aluminium hull, follows the principles of the Briand Optimized Stretched (BOS®) Hull and is characterized by streamlined, limited waterline length and a straight and deep bow. The BOS® Hull, and two zero speed roll stabilisers endow the hull with exceptional cruising stability. Combined with the installed power, these features ensure long-term navigation in total safety and tranquillity. Exuma’s gross tonnage is under 500 tons, and displaces about 400 tons. She features a reduced draft of 2.3 metres that allows navigation in shallow waters.
Vitruvius features unparalleled interior and exterior space design and organization. The successful study of the proportions between hull and superstructure allowed for large spaces dedicated to ensuring privacy among guests onboard, equipment for exploration, stowage of materials. This was obtained by introducing double independent stairs and two walkways.
Exuma was designed with a strong aptitude for exploration in mind. Indeed, it allows a range of over 5,500 miles at a speed of 12 knots. This is attained due to the 75,000 litres of fuel and 17,000 litres of fresh water tankage. A particular characteristic of this yacht is the capability (thanks to 123 dedicated m2) of stowing large amounts of equipment and gear on board in order to be able to venture out into the most beautiful and remote areas of the world.
The use of titanium in all the external handrails combine extremely high reliability even in the most extreme conditions of use with perfect chromatic harmony with the yacht’s hull. On the superstructure, two ventilation grills integrated within the yacht’s line stand out as an aesthetic element, while the elegant mast for communication antennae, the navigation radars and the powerful searchlight is arranged on the superstructure roof.
The bridge deck is characterized by large glass doors and the spacious side deck conceived to enjoy a full view of the surrounding panorama. This deck can be accessed either through the internal stair in the lobby or through the two external corridors. Besides the helm, the captain’s office and a pantry, the bridge deck features a spacious saloon with L-shaped sofa, a coffee table, armchairs and an entertainment area. The outdoor living concept embodied by this yacht is ensured by two comfortable chaise-lounges for sunbathing and a large, accessorized Jacuzzi with integrated banquette, equipped also with useful peaks for stowage of materials. Access to the second boarding ladder, designed for substantially high docks, is located along the starboard corridor.
From the external corridors, in which two side control stations for docking manoeuvres are located, we access the totally open flush deck, that can also be used by guests as a party/sunbathing area.
Here, two deck hatches allow access and use of the rescue boat and the jet ski, both handled by the davit crane located beside them. The stern manoeuvring area, recessed and protected with windlasses, is equipped for all manoeuvres typical of this type of yacht.
The Main deck features typical sailing yacht setting for the aft cockpit that hosts two C-shaped sofas with two connectable coffee/lunch tables. Complete cockpit protection is ensured by the aluminium superstructure featuring an elegant ceiling comprised of characteristic modular panels, fit in different tones of grey. The aft area of the cockpit hosts two comfortable sun pads, with stowage space and direct access to the lazarette beneath.
An elegant and functional glass sliding door leads to the entrance of the main open-space saloon, characterized by large glass windows that confer exquisite visibility and luminosity to the yacht. The living area, equipped with every latestgeneration entertainment device, is comprised of three C-shaped sofas located on the port side, while the dining area hosts a table that can be modified, is capable of seating up to 10 people, and is completed by a useful pantry.
Amidships, the main lobby features the guest stair that directly connects the three decks, a day head and the Owner’s area, comprised of two staterooms both with large glass windows and ensuite bathrooms fitted with prized Italian marble.
The lower deck is accessed through the central guest stair, and is comprised of two VIP cabins and one twin cabin with ensuite bathrooms, a gym-equipped area that can be transformed into sleeping quarters with two pullout beds, a bathroom and shower. A distinctive feature of this deck is its development along a double parallel corridor, with independent stairs for guests and crew. Forward, the crew area accommodates total of eight people thanks to three double cabins with bathroom and a Captain’s cabin, a dinette, laundry room and a spacious galley equipped with dumbwaiter serving the three decks of the yacht directly.
The engine room, equipped with a separate control room and located forward of the lazarette, is equipped with two 970-kW Caterpillar C32 Acert engines. Various machinery includes two 115-kW and one 86-kW electric generators, a central air conditioning unit and a waste water treatment unit.
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