The Italian shipyard Perini Navi launches the second yacht of their new innovative 60m series as a sloop named Perseus 3. Another one is in build and is scheduled for 2015.

Perseus 3, designed by Perini Navi naval architects in collaboration with New Zealander Ron Holland, has a Perini Navi sail control system and a lifting keel whose draft varies from 4.30 to 12.30m. Her 75m mast and 23m boom are in carbon fiber as is her standing rigging. Perseus³ is also the first Perini Navi yacht to have a carbon fiber bowsprit. The bowsprit was a request of the owner’s that will allow for fast sail changes and a larger sail plan. The impressive sail set includes 2 Gennakers, 1 Code 0, 1 Reacher, 1 Blade, 1 Spinnaker Stay Sail, 1 working Jib and an imposing Main Sail for a combined area of 10.000 square meters. 

Perini Navi Perseus 3

This sloop has an innovative deck layout with six winches for fast tacking and easy handling of halyards and lines. The jib is maneuvered via the newest generation of captive winches with a pulling load of 35t and a speed of 110m per minute. The sloop has two rudders for top performance and agile maneuvering.

Hull and superstructure in aluminum were constructed at the Perini Navi-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey and make for a GT of fewer than 500 tons and an optimized displacement of circa 570 tons.

The interiors were designed in house by Perini architects and can accommodate twelve passengers in five cabins, one of which has sliding beds. The owner’s suite is full beam and can be divided by a removable wall. Two 6.20 carbon fiber custom tenders, two opening beach platforms and an infinity pool on the fore deck compliment the exterior layout.