Sailing Yacht Dahlak By Perini Navi

Posted on 03/14/2016 EDT @ 14:09 under: Perini Navi
Sailing Yacht Dahlak By Perini Navi
Perini Navi shipyard, based in Italy, is getting ready for the launch of their new sailing yacht Dahlak. Featuring beautiful lines by Philippe Briand, Dahlak is a sistership to the award-winning P2, launched by the Italian yard in 2008. Her 51,40-metre carbon fibre mast is combined with a 14m furling boom and composite standing rigging for a sail plan surface area of more than 1,870 square metres.

Dahlak has the same rig configuration and basic naval architecture as P2, which includes an almost vertical bow to stretch the waterline length to the maximum and a high-aspect ratio sail plan for fast upwind sailing. Key features, that are different to those on P2 include the fact that this amazing sailing yacht is constructed completely in Sealium aluminium alloy, whereas P2 with composite superstructure. There are also a number of technical innovations aboard the new yacht, enhancing performance, sail handling and overall comfort on board. The most important innovation aboard this yacht, and the first for Perini Navi, is her Lithium polymer marine bus system that provides her with a total of 136kWh of electrical energy. Depending on which sailing and hotel systems are in use while either under way or at anchor, the battery banks can provide up to 8 hours silent autonomy with the fixed-speed generators switched off, resulting in less noise and fewer diesel emissions. Dahlak’s lifting keel can vary draught from 3.5m to 5.5m, but the extra weight of the batteries low down in the hull combined with a heavier torpedo bulb removed the need for water ballast.

The cockpit features flexible dining and seating and is well protected by a deployable dodger and bimini top, while the generous transom garage can house a 16-foot Castoldi jet tender—quite an achievement on a 38m sailing yacht. The interior layout is similar to P2 with accommodation for up to eight guests in a full-beam owner’s stateroom and two en-suite cabins (the forward guest cabin is ideal for children with Pullman bunks and a single bed on slide rails to create a double).

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