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Perseus^3 for adventures in distant seas

Edward Green |
The Perini Navi Group delivered Perseus^3, the second yacht in their new generation 60m (197 ft) series and the first sloop. With stunning design and remarkable performance, this is one of the brightest Perini stars.

Designed by Perini Navi naval architects in collaboration with Ron Holland, the design and development of Perseus^3 has been significantly optimized for performance and represents a decisive technical step forward in the Perini's 60m series. Perseus^3 features a twin rudder system with innovative twin rudder control system designed by Perini Navi. One of the best builders of both sailing and motor yachts clearly shows why it has to be taken into account if you want a new yacht.

For the first time ever on a Perini, Perseus^3 is equipped with a carbon bowsprit. The larger downwind sailing areas gained by this feature together with her towering 75 meters carbon fiber mast and carbon fiber standing rigging allow Perseus^3 to set some of the largest downwind sails in the world. Composed by: 2 Gennakers, 1 Code Zero, 1 Reacher, 1 Blade, 1 Spinnaker Stay Sail, 1 working Jib and an imposing Main Sail for a combined area of 10.000 square meters.

For the handling and control of this impressive sailing system, Perseus^3 features the new generation of captive reel winches and furlers. The jib winches pull a maximum load of 30 tons and have a maximum line speed of 40 metres per minute. Variable speed electric motors and furlers, synchronized by the Perini Navi Automated Sail Handling System, dramatically improve furling and deploy speeds while reducing the tacking and jibing time by over 75% compared to vessels of the previous generation.

During the extensive sea trials, Perseus^3 plainly demonstrated her sailing prowess reaching at 16.2 knots in 21 knot winds and beating at over 12 knots in similar winds at apparent wind angles in the high-30's. Just a bit of technical details confirms this: mast of 75.8m was built of carbon fibre by Future Fibres, 23.4m boom too, standing rig is lateral rigging in Carbon Fibre, and ft and fore stays are carbon+PBO+kevlar. The main sail area is 808m2 which will make you feel like Christopher Columbus.