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Perini Navi – Perseus 3 – a special mesh in Dyneema

Perini Navi has completed the stepping operations of Perseus³, a sloop of 60 m which mounts one of the tallests carbon masts in the world and the world’s highest and largest sail ever built. Armre has designed, manufactured and installed in the special Dyneema® mesh for the bowsprit, realizing the entire perimeter of the support using special cables made ​​of Dyneema® DM20, without puncture or engage on the perimeter of the bowsprit, working in close collaboration with the Technical Office Perini.

Perini Navi Group, a leader in the design and construction of many of the world’s largest sailing and motor yachts, is proud to announce the successful completion of mast stepping aboard their most recent launch, Perseus^3, hull #56 of the Perini Navi sailing fleet. The sloop rigged Perseus^3 boasts one of the world’s largest carbon fibre masts. Its was delivered by the spar maker Future Fibres and assembled at the Perini Navi facility in La Spezia.  The 75.8m carbon fibre mast stands among the 3 tallest rigs ever built in the world. The mast weight is optimised at 16.4 tonnes.  The 23.4m carbon fibre furling boom has been manufactured using pre-preg carbon improving structural performance and weight, compared with standard wet–laminate construction. The boom features a new mandrel furling and locking system, as a result of extensive testing and prototyping.   Future Fibres standing rigging comprises Carbon fibre for the laterals, while the fore and aft stays are made of a combination of Carbon, PBO and Kevlar.  The dimensions of the asymmetricals and the Code 0 are such that the fabric available on the market was not capable of providing the necessary characteristics of strength and lightness, therefore special new fabrics were created after extensive R&D activities.   The complete sail set exceeds 10,000 square metres, among which the A2 with its 2,602 square metres is the largest sail ever built.

Technical Specifications: Mast 75.8m Carbon
Boom: 23.4m Carbon