Launched Art Explorer, Perini Navi’s first sailing catamaran

Art Explorer perini

The Italian Sea Group announces the launch of the first sailing catamaran of the Perini Navi fleet, S/Y Art Explorer.

Designed exclusively by architect Axel De Beaufort, who oversaw the exterior and interior design, Art Explorer, a large aluminium sailing catamaran, will have its world premiere from 27 to 30 September at the Monaco Yacht Show 2023.

With a total length of 47m, a beam of 17.30m and an all-carbon sail plan with a 55m mast, Art Explorer for two years will take artistic experiences and environmental awareness around the world.

The flybridge will be used for virtual exhibitions, workshops, and conferences, while the main gallery will house ‘Icons,’ an inaugural digital exhibit on the representation of women in the Mediterranean managed by Nomi Daucé, curator of archaeology at the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Art Explorer perini

Technologies for sustainability

On the roof of the deckhouse, have been installed 65 square metres of solar panels, allowing an instantaneous production of 12 kW and a total energy accumulation of more
than 200 kW each day.

This system is backed up by a lithium battery bank which enables zero-emission electricity generation for more than 6 hours at full load. The yacht has ‘green’ class notation and all exhaust gases are fitted with catalytic filters to decrease emissions and particulate matter.

All manoeuvres in and out of the harbour, as well as in protected areas, will be carried out
in full electric mode. With its fully automated sail plan that can be operated by a single person, the catamaran can easily sail at a speed of 10 knots even in very low wind conditions.

Present and future goal of the shipyard

Following the first two years of sailing dedicated to art, the catamaran will also be
available for charter.

Perini Navi Art Explorer is an innovative project on a technical, engineering and human level that represents a further milestone made possible by the continuous stylistic and technological research as well as the professionalism of the entire team that realised the project. A work that demonstrates our ability to be protagonists also in the large sailing segment, as well as pioneers of cutting-edge solutions aimed at significantly reducing the environmental impact of yachts. Art Explorer is the result of continuous investment in the study and research of systems to reduce emissions and contribute to improving air quality and the health of our seas. A little over a year after the acquisition of Perini Navi and the launch of the new “Genesis” fleet, The Italian Sea Group confirms Perini Navi’s ultra-high-level positioning as a world player in large sailing yachts”.Giovanni Costantino, Founder & CEO of The Italian Sea Group

Three more Perini Navi yachts are currently under construction: a 60-metre ketch with naval architecture by Ron Holland and exterior and interior design by French architect Rémi Tessier, due for delivery at the end of 2024; a 56-metre ketch with naval architecture and exterior design by Malcolm McKeon and interior design by Winch Design, due for delivery in July 2025; and a 47-metre sloop, design by Centro Stile TISG, due for delivery in 2025.