New 70m superyacht ketch ‘Sybaris’ is currently under construction at Perini Navi in Italy

Sybaris is the new 70m superyacht currently under construction at Perini Navi, Italy. At 927 tonnes displacement, the ketch will be the second largest sailing vessel Perini Navi shipyard has ever built.

The superyacht has been designed in-house by Perini Navi technical and design office with naval architecture consultation and sail plan from Philippe Briand.

The hull and superstructure are in aluminium, the rig is carbon fibre, and the main and mizzen masts will be a towering 72m and 62m respectively, carrying a total sail area of more than 3,000m2.

Sybaris has centreboard keel and variable draft that goes from 4.54m to 11.74m so that she can be tucked into shallower water. To allow  the guests to get ashore quickly and in style, there will be two 7m carbon tenders from Cornish company Cockwells, both stowed in a recess below decks.

To improve her sail handling systems, Sybaris will have Carbo-Link rigging by Rondal, complete with a comprehensive rig load monitoring system that constantly uses a series of strain gauges  to detect the loads throughout the rig. These are all to be handled by the latest generation of Perini Navi captive winches and furlers.

Electric variable speed motors and furlers will improve furling and unfurling times and speed up tacking and gybing with the reacher/blade winches pulling a maximum load of 35 tonnes and a line speed of up to 75m a minute.

For the time spent aboard a Perini Navi yacht, three variable speed generators will be used via a DC Bus to the vessel’s main electrical grid, with the potential to store excess power in lithium polymer batteries in order to allow for periods of silent running.

For more information visit Perini Navi.

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