September 3, 2011

New Model: Picchiotti 55 M Vitruvius Ice Class

Picchiotti part of the Perini Navi Group launch the second of the Vitruvius Ice Class series, with the 55 M named M/Y Galileo G.  The new Picchiotti 55 M is again a design to Philippe Briand and features the BOS hull shape and a hard to find even with Super Yacht of these dimensions an ABS Class IB which makes her able to navigate on ice and in the North West Passage between the North Atlantic and Pacific oceans.  Her construction is also unique featuring a protective ice belt around the water line with extra reinforcement in the bow and to stern.  The 55 M Vitruvius also features a 3D monitor system which can detect submerged or semi merged items up to a distance of 1 km.
Technical Data:
LOA - 55 m (183ft)
Waterline Length - 54.33 m
Beam - 10.39 m
Draft -  3.20 m
Displacement - 753  full load
Fuel Capacity - 152000 l
Water Capacity - 20000 l
Accommodation - 10 guest berths in 5 cabins, 12 crew in 7 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats 3512C 1573hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 16 knots max, 11 knots economic cruise
Range - 9000 nm at 11 knots
Hull Shape - BOS Briand Optimized Stretched
Construction - steel hull, aluminium super structure 
Project - Phillipe Briand
Certification - ABS: Malta Cross A1 Yachting Comm.Service, AMS+MCA,LY2 Ice Class IB