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November 11, 2008

Perini Navi Number 46 Is Born

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Viareggio – Yacht builder Perini Navi announced the launching of SY Baracuda, a 50m aluminium ketch and 46th unit in its fleet. Designed by Perini Navi’s in-house naval architects, together with New Zealander Ron Holland, SY Baracuda features many important project innovations. Thanks to its canting keel, draught passes from 4m (13ft) to 9.7m (32ft).

The transom door can be almost entirely opened and transformed into a large swimming platform, which can be reached thanks to a large staircase which, in turn, can rise thanks to hydraulic pistons, allowing for an easy access to the stern garage for the tender and other water toys.

Interiors are based on extreme simplicityand clear lines. British architect John Pawson, guru of modern minimalism, speced the interior based on the concepts of light, space and proportion.

Technical Characteristics Length overall 50 m Waterline length 42,54 m Beam 10,52 m Draught (keel up) 4,00 m Draught (keel down) 9,79 m Hull Aluminium Superstructure Aluminium Maximum displacement 422 T Main engines CAT 3412E Maximum power 2×710 kW Fuel capacity 40.000 litres Fresh water 13.000 litres Main mast height above DWL 56,75 m Mizzen mast height above DWL 42,90 m Total sail area upwind 1.099 m2 Classification ABS: Malta Cross A1 AMS Yachting service + MCA Interior Design J. Pawson, Perini Navi Naval Architecture Perini Navi, Ron Holland Builder Perini Navi Viareggio Italy

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