With the Caribbean season still underway, we take a look ahead, and review three of the finest Perini Navi's available for charter this summer. Offered for charter by Y.CO, superyacht Panthalassa was built by Perini Navi in 2010, and since her launch has been one of the most popular sailing yachts in the charter market.
I was invited onboard for lunch this winter in Antigua, where I was greated by a keen crew with a strong sense of teamwork, key to any successful charter. The current crew has worked together for four seasons and are tightknit and incredibly slick. They combine experience with enthusiasm, and manage to create a relaxing, safe and fun environment for guests.
A phenomenal interior by Lord Norman Foster achieves a balance of light, structure and comfort. Inspired by lighthouse design, natural light is filtered throughout, and a floating bar in the main salon defies gravity.
Panthalassa has a maximum speed of 16 knots, rises to 59 metres in height and has capacity for up to 12 guests and a crew of ten. Rather than a single owner’s suite with smaller guest quarters, the six individual cabins share similar proportions – reflecting its design for charter purposes. For a full tour of Panthalassa, have a look at the recently relaunched, and stunning looking Y.CO website.
Maltese Falcon, perhaps Perini Navi's most famous and iconic superyacht, measures a staggering 88 metres, and is the largest Perini available for charter this summer. We were on board a number of occassions, and were fortunate enough to race her in the 2007 Superyacht Cup.
SuperYachtTimes' Merijn de Waard recalls: "Sailing on the Maltese Falcon was an exceptional experience and equally as unique. She is truly one of a kind, and I feel extremely fortunate to have been able to make the most of such a wonderful opportunity."
Maltese Falcon always draws a huge amount of attention wherever she goes with her radical rig configuration and stylish design. The tallest of her three freestanding and rotating masts reaches over 58 metres and she carries a total of 15 sails, creating a sail area of 2,400 square meters.
Designed by Gerard Dijkstra, with exterior and interior styling by Ken Freivoch, Maltese Falcon was launched by Perini Navi in 2006. She accommodates 12 guests in an ecletic interior, and there is a crew of 19 to look after the guests. She charters through Burgess, and her charter rates are €378,000 / €350,000 per week
Delivered in May 2000, Atmosphere is a superb 53m three-deck Perini Navi motor sailor, combining all the advantages of both sail and power - with accommodation comparable to that found on a motor yacht of her size as well as the grace and pleasure of being propelled by the wind.
Her enormous ketch rig delivers around 15 knots in ideal sailing conditions, a performance also provided by her twin 1,257 hp Deutz diesels. On deck are two delightful open-air guest areas, both in the shelter of the cockpit and above the saloons on the sun deck. There is also a third area on the foredeck where an awning can be rigged to provide shade. The tenders are stored below the foredeck, ensuring clutter-free deck space, whilst the yacht's impressive water toys are kept out of sight in the lazarette's sports room.
This beautiful 53 metre sailing yacht sleeps eight guests and has an elegant French Empire styled lounge with stunning works of art. The sedate and elegant interior is exquisitely crafted using mellow cherrywood panelling and warm tones.
Atmosphere is available for charter through Edmiston. Her rates are € 195,000 per week in the Mediterranean.