The Perini Navi Group has delivered their 53rd sailing yacht, 40m State of Grace. The yacht, which launched from the Perini Istanbul-Yildiz yard in January, is the first in their new 40m Fast Cruising series.

State of Grace was designed by the Perini naval architects in collaboration with New
Zealander Ron Holland, and is the second yacht after The Maltese Falcon to have been
built entirely at the Group's shipyard in Turkey.



With sleek hull lines and a hull and superstructure in aluminium, State of Grace has been designed to perform in all conditions. Her sail plan is 1.192sqm and her Southern Spars mast is 50m high and has furling boom and standing rigging in the latest generation carbon fibre. High tech laminated Stratis sails by Doyle Sails Italy will allow this fast cruiser to sail at the height of her potential.

Her interior, were designed by the Perini Navi Interior designers, is in a pared down classical style with modern accents. The main saloon has two levels that include a comfortable dining room and an ample living area. Four comfortable cabins include a full-beam owner's suite with a gym and can accommodate up to nine guests. The transom opens on hydraulic pistons to reveal a staircase that leads down to a beach platform that opens directly onto the sea. A 5.5m tender, stored in a semi recessed well, completes and harmonizes the yacht's hull lines.

With State of Grace now delivered, the Group's order book incluedes their first 70m sailing yacht, scheduled for delivery in 2015, and the third yacht in their new 60m series, which can be delivered within two years, at their Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey. Another yacht in the 38m Racing Line can also be ready for delivery in a couple of years. In Viareggio work on the second 60m yacht, sloop C.2218, is proceeding well, with delivery scheduled for 2014. The Group's 2013 production plan is going ahead with the launching of the first 60m sailing yacht and of the new 73m Picchiotti Vitruvius® motor yacht.

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