Perini Naviâ€™s 164â€™ SY C. 2173: Facing Up
The stealthy Perini Navi aluminum hull, which is under construction at the Perini Istanbul/Yildiz facility, has been turned upright in preparation for attachment to the superstructure. Designer Ron Holland worked with Perini Navi on the 164â€™ aluminum ketch that, emblematic of Perini Navi, is state-of-the-art throughout. The yacht is equipped with a swing-keel, centralized servo-assisted sail-plan controls, and twin diesel propulsion engines. Final commissioning at Viareggio is scheduled for late summer with a delivery date on the books for 2012.
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Fast Forward: Heesenâ€™s 213â€™ Displacement Hull
Heesenâ€™s naval architects, Van Oossanen & Associates, are taking aluminum displacement hulls to thrilling speeds with the forward thinking Heesen 6500. Recent tank tests conducted at the Wolfson Unit in Southhampton, UK, predict an amazing 30% increase in performance as a result of a slender hull design that slices through surf with blade-like agility. Exterior design by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects manages to belie the yachtâ€™s size with a relatively low, sleek profile, accentuated with uninterrupted sweeping lengths of darkened glass pane. The thoroughly hi-tech, contemporary style allows for voluminous exterior sun and beach areas, incorporating a swimming pool, sauna, hammam and forward helipad. Despite its impressive LOA, the yacht, which accommodates 12 guestsand 13 crew, boasts improved sea-keeping ability, maneuverability and reduced engine emissions as a result of innovations in hull design. Visit the Heesen Yachts display at the Monaco Yacht Show to view this new design.
Additional information available at www.heesenyachts.nl
Fuel capacity: 90 m3
Fresh water capacity: 30 m3
Max. Speed (at half load): 27 knots
Cruising Speed (at half load): 24 knots
Range at 14 knots: 4.500 NM
Class: ABS A1 Commercial Yachting Service, AMS, MCA
144â€™ Project Nostalgia: Classically Modern
Dutch designer PB Behageâ€™s new, ultra-luxury yacht brings a classic design into the 21st century. While elegant exterior styling is reminiscent of the â€œGolden Ageâ€ of yachting, state-of-the-art equipment and mechanicals anchor this long-range vessel firmly in the present. A traditional floor plan includes on the main deck; spacious salon, formal dining area and master suite with walk-in closet. Guest suites are located on the lower deck. Pleasant exterior spaces allow for relaxing in sun, shade, or the roomy Jacuzzi. With an impressive range of 5,000nm, this transatlantic vessel is ready for adventure.
Information available at www.pbbehage.com