73 meter Picchiotti motor yacht Grace E
Delivered in 2014, Grace E is a notable milestone for Perini Navi Spa as the largest motor yacht to have been delivered to date and the flagship of the Picchiotti motor yacht line. Following on the heels of her smaller siblings, the 50m Exuma and 55m Galileo G, Grace E pushes the envelope of comfort, quality and eco-performance to a new level in the world of mega yachting.
A floating palace
Grace E’s naval architecture and styling was conceived by Philippe Briand under his Vitruvius design concept. A visionary and highly successful racing sailboat designer Briand was able to deliver a hull with uncompromised efficiency for a vessel of her size by utilizing a maximum waterline length, a low drag underwater hull shape and a powerful and highly economical diesel/electric power plant.
The interior of Grace E is highly refined by interior designer Remi Tessier. The owners had a clear design brief calling for a contemporary yet warm, casually chic interior.
Natural lighting, artistic use light wood grains, and finishes of leather, parchment, onyx, stainless steel and high gloss ebony are the palette Remi draws from. The highly sensual interior design and assiduous use space create a layout that is extremely functional yet supremely elegant.
The owners cabin on the main deck is a grand suite comprised of a total of 90 sq m. It is finished with sandblasted and bleached Sycamore panels “polished as if the wind, sand and sea had produced their texture”. The floors are bleached Wenge and silk carpet. Overheads are a matt finished Palladium leaf pattern and Sycamore panels.
The 12/14 guests are accommodated in 6 additional staterooms. There are two VIP guest cabins on the main deck, 2 king size staterooms and 2 twin berth (with Pullman) staterooms on the lower deck which can convert to VIP suites through connecting doors.
Grace E also features a Wellness deck – with over 238 sq m of interior and exterior space completely dedicated to wellness and spa activities including a 4 person Jacuzzi, massage room, beauty parlor, exercise arcade, steam bath and Hydrotherapy room with sauna, cold water plunge and jet bath.
In addition there is a forward facing observatory lounge overlooking the bow to relax when done at the spa. From the Remi Tessier design collection are four swiveling sun beds with integrated retractable hoods, two forward of the observation lounge and two aft adjacent to the Jacuzzi. There is also a variable speed endless pool situated on the main deck aft with two larger sun pods. In short : the perfect place to unwind !
On the upper deck, there is over 170 sq m of open space evenly divided between an inside saloon and outside deck lounge. The two areas communicate through a massive 8m sliding glass door essentially creating one large open air lounge. Highlighting the space is a Carrara marble top signature Sushi bar, a huge U-shaped settee, two drop down entertainment display screens, outside dining table, 2 card tables and wraparound sun settee aft.
A feature made popular on board the Perini Navi sailing yachts, the aft cockpit on Grace E allows for relaxation in a slightly recessed and therefore protected lounging area adjacent to the aft deck with bar and informal dining. Owners and guests are exposed to wide open exterior spaces with unencumbered panoramic views of the surroundings.
To top it all off, Grace E carries 4 tenders, all stowed under deck in tender bays, and assorted water toys which are deployed from a huge 113 sq m aft garage/beach club through side shell doors.
The design reference for Grace E was to create a yacht that is in harmony with the elements both in form and function. It is readily apparent that Grace E has met and surpassed this test at every level.
To discover more floating palaces, visit our Yacht category.