Nautilus is not only the largest and most ambitious motoryacht launched to date by the Perini Navi Group, she is also the most complex and advanced. Since her delivery in 2014, she has covered over 30,000 nautical miles, criss-crossing the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the North Sea. Along the way she has stopped off in New York, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Edinburgh, London, Turkey and Greece. Simply put, Nautilus adds a whole new dimension to ocean-going adventure and discovery.
Conceived for long-range cruising, Nautilus is able to roam the world’s oceans in complete comfort and safety for weeks at a time. Following in the footsteps of her smaller Picchiotti-Vitruvius siblings—50m Exuma and 55m Galileo G, who both embarked on incident-free, multi-year circumnavigation voyages of their own—she pushes custom design, construction quality and efficient performance to new heights.
The key to Nautilus’s globetrotting vocation lies in her innovative dieselelectric and Azipod propulsion. With up to six high-speed generators providing over 4,400kW of power for both hotel services and propulsion, she has a top speed of 17.5 knots and a range in excess of 7,800 nautical miles at 12 knots—more than enough to cross the Atlantic twice without refuelling.
A cutting-edge power management system ensures that the generators always operate at maximum efficiency, producing exactly the right amount of power for navigation and hotel requirements at any one time. This means lower fuel consumption, less maintenance and fewer emissions.
Inside or out, day or night, Nautilus offers multiple options for dining and relaxation on all deck levels. From a conversation in a cosy corner to a get together with family and friends, the pleasure is in the choosing. A starting point for the general arrangement was the 4-person Jacuzzi, gymnasium, hydrotherapy room, sauna, steam room, massage parlour and observation lounge on the wellness deck. Instead of a beach club sharing space with the array of water toys and tenders in the aft garage, which can only be used when the yacht is stationary, this lofty location takes full advantage of the large windows and panoramic views.
At 73m overall with a 13m beam, Nautilus offers up to 20 per cent more interior volume than other yachts of equivalent length. This provided renowned designer Rémi Tessier with considerable scope to work his magic. Inspired by his interior aboard the Perini Navi sailing yacht Riela (now Asahi), the owners called for a contemporary yet warm and casually chic interior. Tessier came up with a sensual palette of natural materials that includes wenge, Macassar ebony, brushed sycamore, limestone and parchment, which are contrasted with polished stainless steel accents and a metallic palladium finish.
Careful attention to the use of space, both inside and out, has resulted in a layout that is extremely functional yet supremely elegant. In addition to the master suite, there are six staterooms: two VIP guest cabins on the main deck, two king size staterooms and two twin berth (with Pullman) cabins on the lower deck, which can convert to VIP suites through connecting doors.