Enterprise will boldly go

Perini Navi have launched the 52nd vessel in their sailing yacht fleet in Viareggio.

Enterprise, a 50 metre ketch is the second vessel in their new 50 m aluminium hulled series.

Scheduled for delivery in May, Enterprise, has been designed by the naval architects at Perini Navi in collaboration with New Zealander Ron Holland.

Her sleek and aggressive lines combined with a longer waterline and strongly vertical appendages, make for improved sailing performance.

The ketch sail plan, designed and built by the builders in house Mast Department, totals over 1,400 square meters and is handled through 11 reel captive winches. The main and mizzen masts measure 56.7 m and a 43 m respectively, and are in aluminium while the furling boom and spreaders are in carbon fibre.

The hull has an opening transom that becomes an ample beach platform. The 19’ main tender is housed under the fore deck in a flush tender well that also houses a catamaran that can be mounted for day sailing. The superstructure has been completely redesigned with two large skylights.

The interior design is by Hong Kong’s Edge Design Institute and has a brand new conception for the spaces. Flexibility in the use and division of the yacht’s various spaces combined with a well-planned choice of materials and colour tones give this yacht an absolutely new and innovative style.

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