The Perini Navi Group delivers State of Grace, their 53rd sailing yacht and the first yacht in their new 40-metre Fast Cruising series The Perini Navi Group has delivered State of Grace, their 53rd sailing yacht and the first yacht in their new 40-metre Fast Cruising series at the Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey.
State of Grace, designed by Perini naval architects in collaboration with New Zealander Ron Holland, is the second yacht after The Maltese Falconto have been built entirely at the Group's shipyard in Turkey.
Sleek hull lines and hull and superstructure in aluminium mean that this yacht will perform brilliantly in all conditions. The sailplan is 1.192 square metres. The mast is 50 metres high and has furling boom and standing rigging in the latest generation carbon fibre. High tech laminated sails will allow this fast cruiser to sail at the height of her potential.
The interiors, designed by Perini Navi Interior designers, stand out for their pared-down classical style with modern accents. The main saloon has two levels that include a comfortable dining room and an ample living area. Four comfortable cabins include a full-beam owner's suite with a gym and can accommodate up to nine guests. The transom opens on hydraulic pistons to reveal a staircase that leads down to a beach platform that opens directly onto the sea. A 5.5m tender, stored in a semi-recessed well, completes and harmonizes the yacht's hull lines.
As for other yachts currently in construction, the Group is building their first 70-metre sailing yacht, scheduled for delivery in 2015, and the third yacht in their new 60m series, which can be delivered within two years, at their Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey. Another yacht in the 38-metre Racing Line can also be ready for delivery in a couple of years. In Viareggio work on the second 60-metre yacht, sloop C.2218, is proceeding well, with delivery scheduled for 2014. The Group's 2013 production plan is going ahead with the launching of the first 60-metre sailing yacht and of the new 73 metre Picchiotti Vitruvius® motor yacht.
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