Italy. Perini Navi launches the 52 metre ketch rigged megayacht Tamsen
Thursday, 03 May 2007
Perini Navi proudly announces that on Saturday April 21st the launch of its 40th vessel took place. Tamsen is a 52 metre ketch with steel hull and aluminium superstructure. The combination of over twenty years of Perini Navi experience and the spirit of the Owners, who contributed to the project with their ideas and vast sailing experience, has resulted in an extremely comfortable and welcoming vessel, conceived for ocean crossings and long distance cruising.
Her 500 tonnes of displacement are moved thanks to 1,127 sqm of sail and manoeuvred by 13 Perini Navi reel captive winches. The sail plan is carried by two aluminium masts respectively of 51.72m for the main and 41.44m for the mizzen mast, equipped with Perini Navi carbon fibre “in-boom” furling booms. Two CAT C32 (720 kW each) engines will allow her to motor at a maximum speed of 15kt.
The principle that animates the design of Tamsen is to have as much living area as practicable. Starting from aft, thanks to the counter stern, the aft deck hosts comfortable semi circular structural settees on both sides. An elegant tapered stainless steel stair gives easy access to the wide flying bridge (47 sqm) with a comfortable sunbathing area and a huge spa pool. Forward of the mizzen mast is a cosy lounge area with facing corner sofas and adjustable coffee tables (for extra sunbathing areas) which surround a curved bar. A canvas bimini with stainless steel structure protects the steering consoles.
The two circular staircases gives access to the 30 sqm sunken cockpit entirely protected by a structural aluminium awning. The living area, ideal for al fresco dining is equipped with a structural sofa and chairs with 2 tables, that can transform into one large table for up to 12 guests. A sofa with coffee table completes this pleasant area.
Lateral doors are the access to the interior in pure marine style, mainly made of teak with walnut moulding, where every piece of furniture is custom made by Perini Navi Interior Design Dept. Dining room and main saloon receive natural light thanks to the wraparound windows and are separated from the cockpit by a polarised glass window. The formal dining area is located aft and offers space for up to 12 guests around a walnut briar-root oval table. A low cabinet, located forward, incorporates the mizzen mast pillar and the venetian teak blinds give some visual separation to the large living area equipped with two leather sofas and four armchairs. Forward on the port side one can find a corner sofa with card table. Forward on the starboard side, a teak staircase leads down to the cabins and up to the wheelhouse, located on the mezzanine deck. The pilot house connects with the captains office and cabin, ideal for nocturnal navigation and long non stop voyages: bearing witness to the sailing spirit and experience of the Owners, who personally decided for this particular layout, unique aboard a Perini Navi.
The most relevant innovation in terms of interior layout is the galley, located forward to the port side on the main deck: a professionally equipped kitchen communicating with a welcoming dinette area thanks to lateral sliding doors and a central partition with a large closable opening for isolating the cooking area.
The 12 guests can be accommodated in 4 cabins, all with private bathrooms and 1 full beam Owners’ suite with walk-in closet and his and her bathrooms, while the 8 crew are in 5 cabins all with private bathrooms. A spacious laundry area, with additional storage for dry provisions and an additional refrigerated room complete the crew area.
Two Pascoe tenders of 7.50m each are semi-sunken stored up forward on the main deck.
The “shell door”, located on the port side aft, provides the guests with easy access to the sea.
The mast stepping operation is due to be completed during the first week of May and the delivery is foreseen in June.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 May 2007 )