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News: SAILING YACHT OF THE YEAR – P2

May 17, 2009 by john
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The World Superyacht Awards award for the best sailing yacht of 2009 went to sailing yacht P2.

SAILING YACHT OF THE YEAR Winner: P2

Length: 38.00m
Builder: Perini Navi
Naval Architect: Briand Yacht Design
Exterior Stylist: Briand Yacht Design
Interior Designer: Perini Navi
Judges’ Comments:

Of the two sailing yachts that won their classes, the judges chose P2 as the Sailing Yacht of the Year.

This fresh design by Philippe Briand and built by Perini Navi appeared to them to be a manageable all-rounder that combines stylish accommodation with good looks and excellent deck spaces with an excellent build quality and sparkling sailing performance.

BEST EXTERIOR STYLING – SAILING YACHT
Winner: Briand YD for P2

It just looks right’ was the comment of one jury member who owns a sailing yacht, and this sentiment was agreed by a sufficient number of fellow judges for P2 to triumph in the Best Exterior Styling category for sailing yachts.

P2’s straight stem and fine bow sections not only look the business, but in combination with her slippery underbody, well optimised appendages and attractive stern lines they are the basis of an efficient sailing machine.

BEST SAILING YACHT IN 30M TO 44M SIZE RANGE
Winner: P2

This class saw a wide range of types, from one styled after a traditional Eastern Mediterranean trading vessel through more conventional cruising yachts to high performance cruiser/racers.

It might have been thought that such variety would have caused the judges some difficulty in making their decision but after the usual thorough discussion of the various aspects of each design the judges unanimously voted P2 as the winner, based on her stunning good looks, high quality construction, impeccable layout and excellent sailing performance.

Mrs Seven, the 30.2m Southern Wind sloop designed by Farr Yacht Design received a Judges’ Commendation as a competitively priced, highly desirable cruiser/racer offering solid construction, a good layout and superb performance under sail.

The specifications of S/Y P2:

Lead architects: Philippe Briand and Yannick Abgrall On-site project manager and build engineer: Graham Pickering

Builder: Cantieri Beconcini, Perini Navi Group Owner’s Rep/Build Captain: Jonathan Kline
System Design: Perini Navi Interior Design: Perini Navi
LOA: 38 mt/ 125 ft LWL: 34.6 mt/ 113.5 ft
Beam: 8.3 mt/ 27.4 ft
Draft Keel Up: 3.5 mt/ 11.5 ft Draft Keel Down: 5.5 mt/ 18.0 ft
Main: 388 sq. mt/ 4176 sq. ft Blade: 357 sq. mt/ 3843 sq. ft
Working Jib: 210 sq. mt/ 2260 sq. ft APR 90: 850 sq. mt/ 9150 sq. ft
Code 0: 500 sq. mt/ 5381 sq. ft Water Ballast: 2 x 7000 liters

Keel: Lifting fin with 30-ton torpedo bulb Projected Full Load Displacement: 155 tons

Materials: Optimized alloy hull with composite superstructure, stainless steel keel fin and lead bulb. Spars: High Modulus carbon from Marten Spars, New Zealand

Standing Rigging: PBO from Future Fibers.
PBO = polybenzoxazole Sails: Doyle Stratis fiber-aligned sails
Deck hardware: Harken Sailing Hydraulics: Bamar
Rudder: Carbon by JP3

Propulsion: MAN D2876 LE402 Generators: Westerbeke 2 x 45 kW

Propeller: Brunton 4 – blade folding Fuel: 7000 lt
Range at 10 knots: 1700 nm Water: 3200 lt
Bow Thruster: Lewmar 60 HP retractable Ground Tackle: 1 x 180 kg CQR on rotating arm and 1 x 120 KG below water line anchor.

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