The name Perini Navi, the Italian shipyard, is synonymous with super sailboats. Atmosphere, over 174 feet (53 meters) in length and with three main decks, is a true work of art and should take its rightful place in this superior category. It is a real pleasure to feel the wind power its sails in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean.
It was first launched in May 2000 but renovated three years later, in 2003, and chartered by Edmiston Company. During the winter it plies the waters of the Caribbean and, in the summer, the Mediterranean. All this starting at $210,000 dollars per week.
This steel-hulled superstructure has a beam that measures 37.53 feet (11.41 meters) and a draft of 27.30 feet (8.30 meters). Under ideal sailing conditions, it can reach a maximum speed of 15 knots thanks to its pow- erful 1,257 hp Deutz diesel engine.
Atmosphere is the third in the shipyard’s 52-53 meter series and is the sister ship of Liberty and Independence. This series maximizes not only space but also stability and improves the performance of the boat. It can hold 12 passengers and 11 crew.
The principal saloon features an area with a desk and twin seats for relaxation as well as an area for meals. Its elegant awning offers guests a charming, alternate area for sunbathing or shade for relaxing.
The interior is cozy, intimate and family oriented, with comfortable sofas and chairs upholstered in ochre, orange and cherry wood finishes. It also has audiovisual equipment including satellite TV, DVD and CD player.
The upper deck is great for enjoying the fresh air, sunbathing and a snack. It has six cabins with king- and double beds. In the lower deck there is something special: a sauna and, separately, a Turkish bath near the lazarette. Its magnificent central stem has areas for dining and relaxing.
With all these amenities and comforts, this boat is ideal for a spectacular sail. All your senses come alive when you feel the movement supported by four large sails which, when extended, make the ship a true experience.
|2 x 1,257 hp Deutz diesels|
Text: Fabiola Galván Campos ± Photo: Etdom / Pishtoonto C: oSmunpraeney