January Sees Spate of New Launchings

There has been a spate of super yacht launchings recently proving perhaps that the industry is on its upward curve towards a more normal output in 2013.
The Perini Navi Group has launched State of Grace, the first yacht in their 40 metre Fast Cruising series  She was completely built at the Perini Navi Istanbul / Yildiz shipyard and after Maltese Falcon is only the second Perini Navi yacht to have been constructed entirely at the Group’s Istanbul shipyard.
Designed in-house in collaboration with Ron Holland, she has sleek lines and both hull and superstructure have been built in aluminium.
With a displacement of just 220 tons this yacht is expected to perform well in most sailing conditions.
The 1,192 M2 sail plan can be handled by just one person thanks to the proprietary  sail control system designed and built in house by Perini Navi.
This yacht has a 50 metre mast, furling boom and standing rigging all made with state of the art in carbon fibre materials. To guarantee performance, this fast cruiser has laminated sails.
The yacht interior spaces are spare and classic enriched with touches of contemporary flare. The main saloon is on two levels and has a comfortable dining room and an ample living area

The yacht’s four cabins, including a full beam owner’s suite with its own gym,  can accommodate up to nine guests comfortably. In the transom area, which can be reached along an elegant staircase, a hydraulically controlled platform gives direct access to the sea and a 5.5 metre tender is stored in a semi-recessed well to keep the yacht’s lines sleek.
Last June, Feadship announced the order of their first super yacht to an owner from the People’s Republic of China.

Now with January heralding in the New Year she too has hit the water
The yard gained the order following a tour of the Far East by the company’s show vessel: Helix.  A Chinese client requested a similar-sized vessel but insisted that it must include a helicopter deck.
Also launched was the 80 metre Chopi Chopi at the CRN shipyard in Ancona and at the Makkum yard of Feadship de Vries Project Dreamthe 99 metre designed inside and out by Andrew Winch also took to the water