Dahlak is handed over to her owners at a ceremony at the Italian yard's Picchiotti facility in La Spezia.

38-metre Dahlak is the second in a series of performance sailing yachts designed with naval architect Philippe Briand, the first being the regatta circuit-regular P2, launched in 2008.

The aluminium sloop has an interior designed in house at Perini Navi, and is light and contemporary.

“It’s a profoundly emotional moment for me. This is something I have envisioned for a lifetime,” said the owner at the launch ceremony. “The Perini Navi team listened and understood my requirements. I’m an owner who wants to sail the boat himself. I also don’t want to have the engines running while sailing, or during the night. At Perini Navi, I found a very positive environment where I could express my vision, this is reflected in the finished yacht. Together with the team, we achieved this – these are true evolutions in sailing.”

Perini Navi’s proprietary sail-handling system enables the owner to sail the yacht single-handed and with ease.  State of the art electric captive winches are controlled by one joystick, streamlining the process. A lithium polymer battery system enables the yacht to be operated on battery power alone and without the need of a generator, making for a quiet ride, even when under way.

“This is an excellent example of how Perini Navi evolves with our clients. Building on our inhouse expertise, our team has delivered the most innovative sail handling and stored power systems to date,” said Enrico Dell’Artino, CEO of Perini Navi.

Dahlak is the Italian shipyard’s 60th superyacht to be delivered to her owners to date.