Perini Navi’s latest superyacht, the 70-metre ketch Sybaris, is due to launch next year, and will be packing a host of new technology to enhance the guest experience and her performance on the water. Designed in house by Perini Navi’s technical and design office, with naval architecture consultation and sailplan optimisation by Philippe Briand, the aluminium yacht is, at 870 GRT, the second-biggest Perini Navi sailing yacht ever built. The centreboard keel has variable draught that goes from 4.5 to 11.7 metres.
The yacht’s new sail-handling system continuously monitors the loads through a series of strain gauges, and she will also sport the latest generation of Perini Navi captive winches and furlers. With three variable-speed generators the vessel’s main electrical grid has the potential to store excess power in lithium-polymer batteries, offering a silent-running mode.
Sybaris’s main deck features a vast 30-metre-long guest area from the aft cockpit to the wheelhouse, with a 4-metre-wide sliding door allowing easy communication from the spacious cockpit to the main salon, which has uninterrupted panoramic views. The interior is by PH Design Studio in Miami.