July 18, 2010

New Model: Picchiotti 50 m Vitruvius Explorer

Exuma, is the first Picchiotti 50 metre super yacht of three such units sold as of today by the Perini Navi Group under the Picchiotti brand. The first Vitruvius was launched in the begining of this month in La Spezia, and marks Perini Navi Group’s entrance in the field of motor yachts and the new reorganisation of the Italian shipyards with the change in the company name of the Cantieri Navali Beconcini shipyard of La Spezia to Picchiotti. The new 50 m Vitruvius Explorer also marks the return of the legendary Picchiotti name. The new generation of Picchiotti Vitruvius series motor yachts, of which three further sizes are available was born from the collaboration between Vitruvius Ltd, Philippe Briand and the Perini Navi Group. It is conceived with a focus on top efficiency for fully autonomous navigation. The aluminium hull is characterized by streamlined, slender traits and follows the principles of the BOS Hull; Briand Optimized Stretched Hull that allows to enjoy a gross tonnage of 497 tons, displacement of 400 tonnes, a reduced draught of 2.3 metres for navigating even in shallower waters, and a range of 5,500 miles at 12 knots. Exuma was conceived and created with a strong aptitude for exploration in mind, and has the capability of stowing large amounts of equipment on board to allow exploring the most beautiful and remote areas of the world: an amphibious 16.4 ft vehicle, completely customised with Iveco Campagnola mechanical components and frame, a Hov Pod 12ft hovercraft housed inside the two fore lateral garages with gull-wing door openings, two tenders, respectively measuring 21ft and 14ft, two electric land scooters, two Seabobs and a Sea-Doo RXT 250 jet ski. The yacht is also equipped with diving areas and equipment. The interior and exterior spaces are designed to increase privacy among shipboard guests and to enhance outdoor living. Internal furnishings are designed by Perini Navi’s Interior Designers with a focus on classic maritime style tradition, essentially using oak, teak and Italian marble.
Technical Data:
LOA - 50 m (164ft)
Waterline length - 48.90 m
Beam - 9.50 m
Draft - 2.30 m
Displacement - 400 t
Fuel Capacity - 75000 l
Water Capacity - 14000 l
Engines - 2 x Cat C32 Acert
Speed - 16 knots, 12 knots cruise
Range - 5500 nm at 12 knots
Construction - Aluminium
Project - Philippe Briand Vitruvius Ltd, Perini Navi interior
Certficiation - ABS Malta cross A1 Yachting Commercial Service, AMS, MCA
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