The latest performance cruising yacht to launch by Perini Navi, with a Ron Holland Design collaboration, is the aluminium 40 metre ‘State of Grace’. She is afloat and rigged and undergoing sailing trials during February before heading trans Atlantic for the winter season.

This design is intended to be an evolution of the existing Perini/RHD designs, built in lightweight aluminium and aimed at high performance world cruising.

Following the completion of ‘State of Grace’, the next Perini Navi/RHD designs to launch will be the first of the new 60m series. Three of these important new designs are presently under construction.