YARD UPDATE '09: Perini Navi

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YARD UPDATE '09: Perini Navi

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The group managed sales of €94 million for '08 and expects to do even better for '09. Just recently it added to a 73m Picchiotti-Vitruvius Explorer motoryacht project and a Perini Navi 50m sailing yacht to its order book.


Like the Picchiotti-Vitruvius 50m (164ft) project (C2134) and the 55m (180ft) project (C2156) the operation currently has under construction, this 73.3m (240ft) steel/aluminium leviathan (C2189) has been designed by the Philippe Briand studio. She will have a range of 7,500nm at an economical 12-knot cruise. Her maximum sustainable cruise speed will be 16.5 knots.
Her American owners and guests will be looked after by a crew of 22.
Delivery is scheduled for late 2013.
The Picchiotti-Vitruvius 50m (164ft) project will be the first motoryacht to be launched by the Perini Navi Group. She is presently being fitted out at the group’s Cantieri Navali Beconcini facility in La Spezia. Delivery is scheduled for spring 2010.
The second Vitruvius is an ice-class 55m Explorer; she’s presently being fabricated at the group’s Yildiz facility in Tuzla, near Istanbul, Turkey.
Picchiotti-Vitruvius is a collaboration between Vitruvius Yachts and Perini Navi, which also happens to owns the famous Picchiotti yard in Viareggio, hence the use of the name for its motoryacht diversification programme.

Basic Spec – Picchiotti-Vitruvius 73.3m...
LOA: 73.3m (240ft 5in)
LWL: 71.9m (235ft 10in)
Max Beam: 13.2m (43ft 4in)
Max Draught (Full Load): 4.00m (13ft 1in)
Displacement: 1,480 tonnes
Gross Tonnage: 1,490
Max Cruise: 16.5 knots
Fuel: 185,000 Litres (48,890 US gals)
Water: 30,000 Litres (7,928 US gals)
Range @ 12 knots (Half Load): 7,500nm
Diesel-Electric Propulsion: 2 x azimuthing stern pods
Main Generators: 4 x 940kW, 2 x 570kW ‒ 690V 60Hz
Emergency Generators: 1 x 125kW 380V 50Hz
Hotel Load Distribution: 380V 50Hz
Construction: Steel/Aluminium
Classification: Lloyd’s Register 100 A1 SSC, Yacht, Mono, G6, LMC, UMS, DP(AM), EP, MCA

Thus far there are 46 Perini Navi sailing yachts out there.
The Perini Navi Group certainly appears to be riding out the present industry downturn better than most. It also recently sold a 50m (164ft) Ron Holland-designed Perini Navi sailing yacht to a Far East client.
For 2008 Perini Navi posted a turnover of €94m, an EBITDA of €8.5m and a pre-tax profit of €7m. And the final tally for 2009 should be even better, so this operation certainly appears to be bucking the downward trend.
At the moment its schedule includes no fewer than 11 projects – eight sail and three power – with delivery slots through until the Picchiotti-Virtruvius 73.3m (240ft) project delivers at the back end of 2013.
Beyond the Picchiotti-Vitruvius projects, Perini Navi new-build sailing yacht work-in-progress includes two 45m (148ft) flybridge sloops (C2114 and C2146), one 50m flybridge ketch (C2173), four 56m (184ft) flybridge ketches (2086, 2023, 2132 and 2126), and a 59m (194ft) flybridge ketch (C2150).

For more, www.perininavi.it.

© Phil Draper