At Perini Navi’s Yildiz Gemi facility in Istanbul, two more blocks of the Picchiotti-Vitruvius Ice Class 55 meters have been turned upright. The bow sections that weigh in at at 48 tonnes, illustrate the unique hull form adopted by the Vitruvius design concept for this new genre of Picchiotti-branded motoryachts. The completion of the hull and superstructure is scheduled for this Autumn, whilst the delivery of the completed yacht is planned for 2011.
The Vitruvius Yachts Ltd and Perini Navi have appointed Philippe Briand to be the naval architect for the project. The experienced owner‘s brief called for efficiency, seaworthiness, robustness and sophisticated elegance. The Picchiotti-Vitruvius 55 meters is built to go through the North West Passage and to sail to Antarctica and so to circumnavigate the globe, and is therefor ice class rated.
The Picchiotti-Vitruvius 55 meters has a range of 9,000 miles and thanks to the efficient hull lines and the fine water entree designed by Philippe Briand, will consume less than 150,000 litres of fuel.
The Picchiotti Vitruvius series marks the continued collaboration between Perini Navi and Vitruvius Ltd under the Picchiotti brand, whose first 50 meters is currently under construction and the delivery of the first unit is planned for 2010.
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