Perini Navi Group Launches First Motoryacht

The 50-meter Picchiotti is designed to explore the world’s oceans.

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The weekend of July 4th was cause for celebration in La Spezia, Italy, as the motor yacht Exuma was christened before a crowd of nearly 1,000 well-wishers. This 50 meter exploration vessel represents a lot of firsts. Built under the Picchiotti brand, it is the first powerboat launched by the Perini Navi Group, the venerable builder of large sailing yachts. It was also the first motor yacht designed by renowned sailing yacht naval architect Phillippe Briand, and the first in the Vitruvius series.

Perini Navi

Perini Navi

Perini Navi

Perini Navi

Perini Navi

Perini Navi

Based on our initial sea trials, however, it was obvious the immense experience of Briand, Perini Navi, and Exuma's experienced owner, have created a winning formula. The owner wanted a boat to explore remote harbors around the world, with a focus on parts of the Pacific. This required a long range, and a draft of less than 8 feet. Powered by two Caterpillar C32 diesels, her range is 5,500 miles at 12 knots. The top speed is 16.5 knots.

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Perini Navi

Perini Navi

Perini Navi

Perini Navi

Perini Navi

Perini Navi

Perini Navi

Perini Navi

Briand kept her profile low and was more concerned with efficiency and aesthetics than packing as many decks and interior volume into 50 meters. In addition, the owner requested the ability to carry several tenders, an amphibious car, scooters, and a hovercraft. All of these toys are carried below decks, helping to maintain her clean profile.

Perini Navi

Perini Navi

Perini Navi

The interior is a classic blend of oak, teak, and marble, designed by Perini’s in house design team. This boat feels like, well, a boat. It is designed to cruise in comfort, versus entertaining throngs of guests at the Cannes Film Festival. An ice-class 55 meter is also currently under construction. Look for a full review in the future.