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Grace E

The diesel-electric superyacht Grace E is the flagship of yachts built by Perini Navi Group.

With a fleet of 56 yachts on the water- 54 sailing yachts and 2 motor yachts- the Perini Navi Group is the world leader in the design and construction of large sailing yachts. In 2007 the Group also began to build motor yachts with the brand name Picchiotti, thus re-launching the historic Picchiotti shipyard acquired in the early 1990’s.

The Group is made up of the Perini Navi shipyard in Viareggio, founded in the 1980’s by Fabio Perini who invented and developed a revolutionary automatic sail control system, and the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia where the Group constructs its motor yachts and concentrates most of its refitting and repairing work.

“Recent sea trials have confirmed that the use of electrical Azipods for the propulsion of Grace E has made for exceptional quietness and comfort while navigating. This result is due to the fact that the yacht does not have traditional shafts but a system that does not create propeller noise. There is little evidence that the boat is underway unless you are looking out the windows and actually witnessing the changing landscape. We expect that this will be a very much appreciated asset to guests cruising aboard.”
Eddie Cooney, captain of Grace E.

Main data

Vessel name: Grace E
Vessel type: Yacht
Owner: Private
Yard: Perini Navi
Year of delivery: 2014
ABB solutions and scope of supply: * Two Azipod® CO propulsion units
* ABB‘s power plant system
Main benefits: Azipod® CO is an azimuthing propulsion system providing high overall propulsion efficiency and fuel savings for modern, environmentally-friendly ships. With a power range from 1.3 to 4.5 MW, Azipod® CO is an attractive propulsion solution for a wide range of vessel types.

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