Picchiotti's 'Project Vitruvius No1' has launched...

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Picchiotti's 'Project Vitruvius No1' has launched...

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She's the 50m 499GT MY 'Exuma'.

JULY 2010

 

The Perini Navi Group's first Picchiotti project has been launched at the Perini Navi Group's just-renamed Picchiotti Shipyard (formerly Cantieri Navali Beconcini) in La Spezia, Italy. The official launch party was on Saturday evening, July 3, which is when the yard's new identity was revealed. The Philippe Briand-designed all-aluminium 50m (164ft) is a very different interpretation of the word motoryacht. Built for trans-ocean cruising at 12 knots, although her twin Cat C32s will push her up to around 16 knots, she comes in just under the 500GT rule.
Still inside at the La Spezia yard is a second Vitruvius project. She's slightly longer at 55m (180ft), but much larger in terms of gross tonnage. She is being built according to ABS Ice-Class standards. The contract for that one was signed in March '08 and delivery will be in 2011.
The third Picchiotti Vitruvius project is a whopping 73m (239ft). The hull of that one is in the early stages of construction at the Perini Navi Group Yildiz facility in Tuzla, near Istanbul, Turkey. She will be transported to La Spezia for fit-out in 2011. The contract for that one was signed in August '09 and delivery is scheduled for 2013.
Vitruvius Yachts is an indepedent company based in London that has commissioned Philippe Briand to design the boats. Picchiotti is the preferred builder.
You will be able to read a lot more about Exuma, Vitruvius Yachts and the Perini Navi Group's Picchiotti strategy in the next e-magazine issues of Yachtbuilder International.

For more, www.perininavi.it

© Phil Draper