Built in aluminium by Italian yard Perini Navi to a design by Ron Holland, Asahi was delivered in 2009. The seventh of Perini Navi’s 56 metre Sailing Series, in 2010 Asahi won Best 45m+ Sailing Yacht at the World Superyacht Awards, just one of the many accolades she has collected for her distinctive design, style, and naval architecture.
Her extensive teak sun deck and flybridge provide ample space, and the perfect setting, for relaxation and entertaining. The interior by Remi Tessier provides refined luxury – showcasing the designer’s cabinet making pedigree with extensive use of mahogany, wenge, ebony and textured leather.
But Asahi is not to be underestimated on the regatta circuit. She benefits from an ultra-light build, with a carbon fibre, automatic furling boom and aluminium superstructure. Together with her streamlined, full aluminium hull and 1,500 square metres of sail, she can reach speeds of 15.5 knots. Under power, she boasts a maximum cruising range of 3,600 nautical miles at 13 knots with power coming from two 1,275hp Caterpillar C-32 diesel engines.
RON HOLLAND COMMENTS: SY “Asahi” is is the seventh of the ten, 56 M Perini Navi – Ron Holland design collaborations afloat.