Designers and builders of sailing yachts greater than 100 feet (30.4 meters) are being tasked with creating vessels that not only are beautiful, comfortable and safe, but also achieve a high level of sailing performance. The proliferation of international superyacht regattas has upped the ante for owners who not only like their yachts luxurious, but also like to best their competition on the race course.
What's been happening in the industry? More than a little! Freedom Waters wraps up a successful event, a trip to the Arctic through the Bering Strait just became more feasible, KVH is expanding their service plans and Perini Navi is already preparing for the yard's fifth Perini Navi Cup Regatta.
This ultra-modern three-mast schooner with a steel hull, rotating carbon masts and an innovative DynaRig sail design, is unmistakable for any other yacht. Commissioning owner Tom Perkins worked closely with Perini Navi, Dijkstra & Partners and interior designer Ken Freivokh, and wrote extensively about the experience before deciding to sell the yacht many consider his “brainchild”.