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ART EXPLORER: The largest aluminum sailing catamaran in the world. A floating art museum.

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The sailing catamaran Art Explorer has been launched by The Italian Sea Group (TISG) from its Marina di Carrara facilities. The project marks the first to be built under the Perini Navi brand, since its acquisition by TISG in late 2021.

The vessel debuted at the MonacoYacht Show 2023. The world's largest aluminum sailing catamaran with an overall length of 47 meters, an exceptional beam of 17.30 meters and an impressive all-carbon sail design with a mast of 55 meters, Art Explorer is a unique project peak. Designed (both naval architecture and interior) by designer Axel De Beaufort. It is a real floating museum, the first and only of its kind.

The yacht will be used as a floating art gallery that will take a two-year journey to present "artistic experiences" to the world, according to TISG. The flybridge will be used as a space for virtual exhibitions, workshops and conferences, while the interior central space will house the central gallery that will host 'Icons'. After her two-year voyage, the yacht will be available for private yacht charter.

"This project highlights our ability to lead the field of large sailing yachts and to pioneer cutting-edge solutions aimed at significantly reducing the environmental impact of yachts. Art Explorer is the result of our continued investment in the study and research of systems reducing emissions. Contributing to the improvement of air quality and the health of our seas. Just 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 position as global player in the world of large sailing yachts." comments. Giovanni Costantino, Founder & CEO of The Italian Sea Group (TISG).

Art Explorer: a sustainable superyacht

On the roof of the deck, there are 65 square meters of solar panels. Consequently, they allow an instantaneous production of 12 kW and a total energy accumulation of more than 200 kW every day. In addition to this system, there is a lithium battery bank. They will allow the production of electricity with zero emissions for more than 6 hours at full load. The yacht has a "green" class notation. All exhausts have catalytic filters to reduce emissions and particulates. All maneuvers in and out of the port, as well as in protected areas, will be carried out in full electric mode.

Like all new Perini Navi yachts, the catamaran can be handled by one person, thanks to its fully automated sail design. The sailboat can easily sail at a speed of 10 knots even in very low wind conditions.

"The Perini Navi Art Explorer is an innovative project on a technical, mechanical and human level. It represents another important milestone made possible by our constant pursuit of stylistic and technological developments, as well as the professionalism of the entire team behind the project," adds Costantino.



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