Perini Navi 60-metre ketch Seahawk
This new series of sailing yachts has innovative hull lines and technologies that will enhance speed and performances, without compromising the comfort and spaces, both onboard hallmarks of the Perini Navi brands. Seahawk features a sleek hull and superstructure in aluminium that make for a gross tonnage of under 500 GRT and a displacement of 570 tons. The variable keel length, allows for a draught that goes from 4.30 to 12.30m.
The ketch, designed by the naval architects at Perini Navi in collaboration with New Zealander Ron Holland, has a total sail plan area of 2.125 sqm featuring two aluminium masts of 62 e 52m. The booms are in carbon fibre as are the spreaders. Carbon fiber as well for the foils and for the standing rigging, this latest for the very first time on a Perini Navi ketch.
Here are some technical specifications: length overall is 60 m (197 ft), LWL full load 50.40 m (164 ft), beam (max) 11.40m (36.08 ft), maximum speed id 15.5 knots, and displacement under full load 575 tons. Draught with keel up is 14.1 ft (4.30 m), keel down 39.4 ft (12.30 m), and ain mast height above DWL is 62.62 m (205.45 ft). Fuel capacity is 47,500 lt, there's enough space for 12,000 lt of fresh water, and gross tonnage is 491 GT.
On the foredeck there is a new generation of furlers, fully recessed, for the furling of the head sails has been created by the Mast Division of Perini Navi which has also developed the new captive winches installed on board, increasing the manoeuvring speed. The interiors are by the French designer Christian Liaigre, who has created an extremely elegant contemporary allure matched with a sheer marine tradition. ■