First 42m E-volution yacht launched

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Italian builder Perini Navi has launched its first 42-metre hybrid sailing yacht out of their E-volution line.

The ‘E’ stands for electric. The construction process is now half completed, and the yacht was lowered into the waters at the company’s Istanbul facility. She will be further towed to Viareggio to undergo finishing construction strokes.

The yacht’s concept was first presented at the Monaco Yacht Show 2017, featuring aluminium hull and lifting keel. The yacht sold in July, 2018 to Italian owner, with her delivery scheduled to 2020.

The vessel features a hybrid propulsion engine system, combining diesel engine with eco-friendly electric motor and contributing to the yard’s course on environmental sustainability. Her diesel-electric system will allow silent cruising with a range of 3,200 nautical miles at the speed of 10 knots. Her total fuel capacity is 20,000 litres.

While the yacht’s naval architecture was designed by US-based Reichel-Pugh studio, the head of Perini Navi in-house design department developed the yacht’s exterior styling. The design concept trademarks a foldable transom door, giving staircase access to both sides of a sea-level alcove. A sail drum storage is situated below deck, whilst carbon fibre helm pods lay at the aft.

42-metre E-volution can accommodate up to ten guests on-board, within a master suite and three guest cabins. Furthermore, the yacht also comprises a bonus room that can serve as either a fifth cabin or cinema.

This yacht was launched by the yard last weekend along with the first Perini Navi 25m support yacht. Meanwhile, the second unit out of 42-metre E-volution series currently under construction in Turkey and scheduled to launch in 2021.