Perini Navi - Eco Tender 25 Metri
25 M ECO TENDER
Considering it’s twenty five metres long it is difficult to refer to it as a tender or service craft. It would in fact be more correct to name it a ‘chase boat’. This new Eco Tender by Perini Navi has been created to meet the needs of an owner of this renowned Italian brand wanting a motor yacht for his 50 metre sailing superyacht but without omitting all the quality and comfort typical of Perini Navi. The project design work has been carried out in house exclusively. The construction material is in aluminium alloy and is scheduled for delivery in the beginning of 2019. The silhouette and the exterior lines are sleek and classic at the same time, and the interiors are strictly contemporary like the mother ship’s. Eco Tender will be equipped with a sophisticated flexible diesel-electric propulsion system involving a pair of MAN engines developing 1,627 HP each, coupled to Hamilton Hydro-jet drives. This unit should attain more than 30 knots all out, but can cruise in “zero emission” mode by deploying battery power to fuel the hydro-jets. In this way marine parks will no longer be off limits. The on board gear includes a couple of drones to reconnoitre unexplored places of difficult access. For further information: Perini Navi; Via Coppino 114, 55049 Viareggio (LU); tel. +39 0584 4241; www.perininavi.it - email@example.com
I moved on to Nanook a Codecasa 50 metre and after four seasons, here I am cur rently Oasis’s captain. Which are the main features of the yacht you are skippering? Oasis is an incredible ship. She’s a Lürssen superyacht built in 2006 to very high qualitative standards and impeccably maintained by her crew and Adrian O’neil her former captain who’s recently passed away. I wish to remember him because in the course of the few days I spent with him to get the drift of things, he gave me a lot more, as a captain and as a man. Oasis is all of 60 metres long and displaces 1,213 tons. She features huge spaces and outstanding headroom which are difficult to find on ships of the same size. Very low noise levels, the total absence of any vibration and her degree of stability are her main features. As for manoeuvrability thanks to independent rudders and a powerful high performance bow thruster she responds readily also in restricted waters. Finally even if I haven’t been here long I can say she’s a fantastic yacht. Your favourite marina? I simply adore South Italy and surely Siracusa is one of my favourites from a cultural view point and for the atmosphere perceived. Preferred route? I don’t have one, every route can potentially add to your know how. I’d be fascinated by Norwegian fjords though and the Baltic sea as well as the Caribbean but finally I’d go for the Mediterranean. From Spain to Turkey, it’s incomparably beautiful. I want to mention Seville a fantastic city that hosted me, my crew and my guests with unexpected warmth summer last. Which innovations have struck you most of the yachting world and why? I’m very interested in the development and use of new materials and technologies aimed at yacht maintenance in all its aspects, from engines to fine wood veneers and paints. For example nanotechnologies are set to revolutionise our future. The employment of modern products and new solutions for interiors fascinate me in a special way. Currently we’re looking at ever evolving new devices and technology applied to the yachting world, but I believe yachting is a step behind the world of passenger ships. I am convinced crew coaching and upgrading courses as in large firms and in sports teams are surely useful: the concept of team work is universal and TCN’S are the forerunners in this. Your worst experience as captain? We were lying to an anchor on a very windy day and because of a negligent crew member fire broke out in one of the crew cabins. It was an unpleasant situation, but we were all well drilled and readily faced the emergency acting quickly. The end result was a burnt blanket and mattress but the intensity of the acrid smell lasted longer than I thought and I dreamed it for a few days. What do you think about your role as captain and of the yachting world you work in? I am still young and at 38 I’m skippering a 60 metre superyacht. My opinion could be only very personal and relative as I’m still learning. I believe a captain’s role is surely satisfying, but nothing comes free. The responsibilities are many, to the owner and crew who place their trust in the captain. The captain must be of support but more so should lead by example. ”You can’t become a good captain if you have not soldiered in moral schooling”.