April 22, 2017

Project: Picchiotti Heritage 45 M

Zuccon International Project and Picchiotti Yachts together for the first time. Picchiotti Yachts Heritage 45 M marks the start of a new collaboration which pays tribute to Gerhard Gilgenast, one of the most important architects to work with Picchiotti Yachts in the past. The new 45-meter motor yacht will translate some of the style features developed over the years by Gilgenast into a more contemporary design language.  The fruit of extensive research by Zuccon International Project, PY Heritage is an extremely innovative yacht, with several features that put it in an unconventional niche, both as a classic expedition yacht and a support vessel for Perini Navi superyachts. The layout leaves most of the main deck free to accommodate two tenders (a sailboat and a motor yacht, both of nine meters in length) and two jet skis. PY Heritage therefore, acts as a transportation platform, responding to growing demand for more toys on board. Another distinctive feature is the layout of the interior. The cross-section has been designed with a floor to ceiling height of three meters on the main deck and the extensive use of glass which further simplifies the relationship with the outside world and merges seamlessly into the interior space.  The yacht’s dual purpose defines its design language. The designer has worked to recall the classic and elegance of the lines for which Perini and Picchiotti  are renowned, while also incorporating an innovative approach to allocate outdoor areas for water toys. The outdoor areas become extremely livable and, when the tenders are in the water, the bow portion of the main deck becomes a large lounge area that blends in seamlessly with the interiors and the bow cockpit, creating a unique and completely unencumbered space dedicated entirely to entertaining guests.  The areas reserved for the owner and guests are all on the lower deck. Here the owner has a large suite with a private terrace in the stern area. As this area isn’t taken up entirely by the garage, it can be used as a stunning sea level terrace by the owner.