by Perini Navi Group and Philippe Briand

Fast and beautiful, this yacht is the latest technical work of art to bear the name of Fabio Perini’s atelier. She is a seductive symbol of beauty that is inspired by a passion for speed and devotion to luxury. Her powerful exterior flaunts a rational, sporty look. While inside, an essential, contemporary spirit shines through in her elegant interiors.

And all with that Perini style. Exhibited last autumn in a world preview at the 2008 Genoa Boat Show, the new 38-metre fast P2 sloop is a sublime technical achievement, and is indeed the clearest expression of the shipbuilding expertise of the Italian yard Perini Navi.
P2 heralds the arrival of a new approach to sailing yachts, joining the majestic sailing yachts that Perini has created over twenty-five years and that have becoming part of yachting history. This is the first example of a new series of yachts, in the 120’–150’ range, designed in partnership with naval architect Philippe Briand. P2 fully represents an innovative design approach from Perini Navi, which is now more oriented towards high performance.
The philosophy of Perini Navi and the vision of Philippe Briand have therefore created a new class of fast, sporty yachts intended for Owners looking for high performance without compromising on the incredible comfort and quality for which Perini Navi is renowned. Now, P2 provides a perfect example of this captivating inspiration.In creating P2, the designers kept in mind the sophisticated image of an aristocratic, gentleman’s yacht: a vessel with an elegant profile and luxurious interiors, yet at the same time designed to be truly fast: offering excellent performance when under sail, sensitive in light winds and stable in heavy winds, and always conveying a feeling of power and acceleration. The specific intention of this yacht’s Owner and creators was that P2 should become a truly special yacht from every point of view. Indeed, this wish can be seen clearly in the final design, which was presented in an exhaustive article published two years ago in issue 5 of Yacht Première, while P2 was under construction. Upon her launch in June and delivery in September 2008, P2 fulfilled this intention, stepping forward as a truly special and surprisingly attractive yacht.

The main dimensions and data
Aggressive and streamlined, P2’s low displacement values confirm her sporty character: from a minimum of 135 tons when empty, to a maximum of 155 when fully loaded. P2’s length overall is more than 38 metres, around 125 feet, while her length at waterline is more than 34.5 metres (nearly 114 feet). Her maximum beam is under 8.5 metres, nearly 27.5 feet; her draught with raised keel is 3.5 metres (11.5 feet), and is 5.5 metres or nearly 18 feet with dropped keel. P2 is sloop rigged and her mast measures almost 51.5 metres (over 168.5 feet) from the waterline to the top. P2’s sail plan includes a mainsail measuring 380 square metres, or 4090 square feet; genoa furling of 360 square metres, i.e. 3875 square feet; a staysail of 210 square metres, i.e. 2260 square feet; a storm jib of 80 square metres, i.e. 861 square feet; code zero of 500 square metres, i.e. 5382 square feet; and an asymmetrical spinnaker of 850 square metres, equivalent to 9149 square feet. P2’s engine room will contain two 35-kW generators and a MAN six-cylinder inline engine, the 2876 LE 402 D series; this can provide maximum power of 412 kw, or 560 hp, at an engine speed of 2100 rpm. When under engine power, P2 can reach top speeds of 13 knots while at 10 knots she has a range of 1700 nautical miles – this is partly thanks to the 7-thousand-litre fuel tanks. Her freshwater tanks, meanwhile, have a capacity of 3200 litres, and are supplied by two watermakers, each of which can produce 3400 litres per day. P2 also has two tenders: one, a Zodiac of over 3 metres, is garaged on the main deck, in a cavity sunk into the foredeck; while a Castoldi of almost 5 metres is garaged on the lower deck, in a lazaret closed by the transom hatch. [...]

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