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The Italian Sea Group launched Art Explorer, Perini Navi's first sailing catamaran

by The Italian Sea Group 7 Sep 02:39 PDT 27-30 September 2023
S/Y Art Explorer © The Italian Sea Group

The Italian Sea Group, announces the launch of the first sailing catamaran of the Perini Navi fleet, S/Y Art Explorer.

Designed exclusively by architect Axel De Beaufort, who oversaw the exterior and interior design, Art Explorer, the world's largest aluminium sailing catamaran, will have its world premiere from 27 to 30 September at the Monaco Yacht Show 2023.

With a total length of 47m, an exceptional beam of 17.30m and an impressive all-carbon sail plan with a 55m mast, Art Explorer is a unique, cutting-edge project, a true sailing museum, first and only of its kind, which for two years will take artistic experiences and strong environmental awareness around the world.

The flybridge will be used for virtual exhibitions, workshops, and conferences, while the main gallery will house 'Icons,' an inaugural digital exhibit on the representation of women in the Mediterranean managed by Nomi Daucé, curator of archaeology at the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

On the roof of the deckhouse, have been installed 65 square metres of solar panels, allowing an instantaneous production of 12 kW and a total energy accumulation of more than 200 kW each day.

This system is backed up by a lithium battery bank which enables zero-emission electricity generation for more than 6 hours at full load. The yacht has 'green' class notation and all exhaust gases are fitted with catalytic filters to decrease emissions and particulate matter. All manoeuvres in and out of the harbour, as well as in protected areas, will be carried out in full electric mode.

With its powerful, fully automated sail plan that can be operated by a single person, the catamaran can easily sail at a speed of 10 knots even in very low wind conditions.

Following the first two years of sailing dedicated to art, the catamaran will also be available for charter.

"Perini Navi Art Explorer is an innovative project on a technical, engineering and human level that represents a further milestone made possible by the continuous stylistic and technological research as well as the professionalism of the entire team that realised the project," comments Giovanni Costantino, Founder & CEO of The Italian Sea Group. "A work that demonstrates our ability to be protagonists also in the large sailing segment, as well as pioneers of cutting-edge solutions aimed at significantly reducing the environmental impact of yachts. Art Explorer is the result of continuous investment in the study and research of systems to reduce emissions and contribute to improving air quality and the health of our seas. A little over a year after the acquisition of Perini Navi and the launch of the new "Genesis" fleet, The Italian Sea Group confirms Perini Navi's ultra-highlevel positioning as a world player in large sailing yachts".

Three more Perini Navi yachts are currently under construction: a 60-metre ketch with naval architecture by Ron Holland and exterior and interior design by French architect Rémi Tessier, due for delivery at the end of 2024; a 56-metre ketch with naval architecture and exterior design by Malcolm McKeon and interior design by Winch Design, due for delivery in July 2025; and a 47-metre sloop, design by Centro Stile TISG, due for delivery in 2025.

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