BY APB Staff on 6 Dec 2023

The fourth hull in Perini Navi's 60-metre ketch series is under construction in Italy.

The Italian Sea Group

Photo: Italian Sea Group.

Italian boatbuilder Perini Navi has issued an update on the fourth hull in its 60-metre ketch series, which is under construction.

Work is proceeding at full speed at the Italian Sea Group’s Marina di Carrara facility in Italy, with the vessel on track for a launch in August 2024. Once delivered, it will join sibling ships Seven, Perseus 3 and Seahawk on the water.

The yacht, also known as Project C2239, is being developed in collaboration with designer Ron Holland, who also oversaw its naval architecture. Perini Navi says the superyacht is designed for those who want to sail in ‘total safety and in comfort and efficiency.’

With an aluminium hull and superstructure, a gross tonnage of less than 500 and a displacement of about 570 tons, the yacht will feature carbon-fibre masts, booms and rigging once complete.

Maltese Falcon refit

Perini Navi’s famed Maltese Falcon.

Perini Navi — a brand of The Italian Sea Group — says the yacht’s sailing system has been redesigned to increase the vessel’s ease of handling and to ensure speed and better performance.

A state-of-the-art dynamic positioning system helps keep the yacht’s position and direction independently, without the use of an anchor.

READ: Maltese Falcon Completes Refit at the Lusben Shipyard

“The lines of this 60-metre yacht are the result of constant efforts that allowed us to preserve the unmistakable Perini Navi style and, at the same time, create a more modern yacht,” says Giovanni Costantino, founder and chief executive of The Italian Sea Group.

Interiors aboard Project C2239 are designed by the French designer Rémi Tessier, who has overseen the owner’s suite and in the five guest cabins.

The design — still under wraps — is promised to be an ‘elegant and comfortable setting’, where ‘luxury and refinement are experienced unostentatiously’.

Engine power aboard the yacht comes from twin MTU diesel engines for a top speed of 15.5 knots. Perini Navi says newly completed work on optimising the facilities will be followed by outfitting and masting operations. Delivery is scheduled for the end of 2024.

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