56 Metre Superyacht Launched by Perini Navi

It has been a busy first half of the year for Italian superyacht builder Perini Navi and now they have just announced the launch of the 56 metre Melek the fourth new launching this year.
In January it was Panthalassa, the 56m ketch, design created by the collaboration of Ron Holland with Foster and Partners.  In June Fivea the 45 metre cutter took to the water and earlier this month it was Exuma their first motor yacht to be built in the series by Vitruvius Yachts that stole the limelight.
Melek whose aluminium hull and superstructure was completed at Perini Navi Group’s Turkish yard in Istanbul, is the ninth 56m sailing yacht to be launched by them
The first was Burrasca, launched in 2003, and she was followed by Santa Maria (now Zenji), Rosehearty, Selene, Salute Silvana, Riela and Panthalassa.
The 56 m ketch rigged yacht is equipped with two aluminium masts and carbon fibre booms for a sail plan of approx 1.500 square metres. The hull and sail plan are the work of Perini Navi naval architects working closely with Ron Holland.  The beamy and versatile interior design is by the yard.