The Gentleman’s Yacht
Earlier this year was launched the first Perini Navi designed by Philippe Briand a 38m fast loop with elegant lines in the outside and amazingly decorated inside all of the embraced with the super performance only a brand like these can deliver.
The combination of Perini Navi’s philosophy and Briand’s vision has led to this new class of fast sailing yachts for owners who seek high performance allied with the brand legendary comfort and unmatched quality.
The designer, Philippe Briand says:“While designing this 125’ line we had the image of a high per-formance gentleman’s yacht in mind. A performance sailing yacht needs to be sensitive in light air and powerful and stiff in heavy winds and that is what we have created. The other character-istics of a special sailing yacht are the elegance of its look and the sensation of performance and acceleration when under sail. If you add to that a refined and comfortable interior, the yacht becomes a real dream”. The hull is constructed in Sealium, an aluminum alloy which provides greater mechanical strength and improved corrosion characteristics, while reducing weight. In racing trim, S/Y P2 displaces approximately 138tonnes.Twenty nine tonnes of this is in her fin-and-bulb lifting keel whose draft reduces from a maximum of 5.50m to a minimum of 3.50m – ideal for allowing entrance to smaller harbors and shallow anchorages.
Upwind sailing performance is enhanced with 7 tons of salt water ballast.
The yacht is rigged with a 50m-tall mast made from hybrid modulus carbon-fiber-a carefully designed blend of standard and high modulus materials - and sets about 734sqm of upwind sail area.
To fit a conventional rig with its stainless steel rod would have required a crane, while the PBO was easily fitted using the muscle power of our rigger.
In the Perini tradition, the 38m series has a pleasing and comfortable lay-out. While creating her interior the Perini Navi Interior Design Department was inspired by the lightness of the hull and rig and this resulted in a design in which the furniture appears to be weightlessly suspended in the air.
The vast cockpit and brightly lit deck-saloon create a welcoming living area. The cockpit can be fully protected with an awning when necessary and can also be converted into a sun bathing area. The deck saloon faces the dual purpose dining/sitting area, where the coffee table can be transformed into a comfortable dining table seating up to 8 guests. To starboard the guests can relax in a corner sofa.
The lower deck can accommodate between 6 and 8 guests. The Owner’s suite, which fills the full beam, is located aft and is adjoined by a private bathroom with a shower, and wardrobe. To port is a comfortable private sitting area. One guest cabin is located to port and can accommodate up to 4 guests with 2 additional pullman berths, while the second which can accommodate 2 guests, or 3 if the additional pullman berth is used, is also located to port just forward, beyond the central engine room. Both have en-suite bathrooms.
One of the yacht’s 2 tenders (Zodiac 3.20m) is stored in a garage sunk into the fore-deck in, while the second (Castoldi 4.80m) is in a spacious lazarette, which opens aft to a swimming platform built into the transom.
38 m / 125 ft
8.36 m / 27 ft
1 x MAN D2876 LE402 diesel
10 nudos / knots
Text: Enrique Rosas ± Photo: Cortesía de Perini Navi