A busy few days for the Perini Navi yard has seen the delivery of the 40-metre State of Grace, the first example of the yard’s new Fast Cruising series of sailing superyachts, and the launch of the 73-metre Grace E, the flagship of the Picchiotti explorer range of motor yachts.
The aluminium State of Grace is a design collaboration between Ron Holland and Perini Navi, and with hi-tech laminted sails and a 50-metre-high carbon mast she is built to perform, though creature comforts have not been ignored – the full-beam owner’s suite has a gym area, and the yacht can accommodate up to nine guests. The split-level main salon is another eye-catching space inside. She is, incidentally, the second yacht after Maltese Falcon to have been entirely built at the yard’s facilities in Turkey.
Grace E is the third Vitruvius explorer yacht launched at Perini Navi’s Picchiotti yard in La Spezia, after the 50-metre Exuma and the 55-metre Galileo G. The Rémi Tessier interior is described as “elegant and contemporary”. But this really is a yacht that is designed to go anywhere her owner fancies: with diesel-electric propulsion and Azipod drives, and a variety of tenders and dive equipment, she’s an efficient and adaptable adventure yacht. An upper deck wellness area, with a gym, sauna and hydrotherapy, is the perfect place to unwind. The yacht will be delivered at the end of the year.