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The design brief was concise: to combine the classic beauty of a 1930's sloop with the most modern technology in performance and construction. The result measures 90 feet overall, and is the timeless creation called Savannah.

Inspired by the magnificent J-Class yachts, Savannah's long overhangs are balanced by a low-freeboard profile. Teak skylights and an oval cockpit accent her open, flush deck. A sleek underbody gains power from a deep, swept-back fin keel and spade rudder.

Savannah: 1930 or 2000???

Savannah: Powered Up &
In the Groove


Though elegantly paneled in traditional mahogany, her interior conceals a thoroughly modern structure. Framed entirely in carbon fiber and Kevlar, Savannah is engineered to last a century. Carbon, too, was used to construct her tall, fractional rig.

Innovative, lightweight, strong, and powerful, Savannah has proven to be fast and formidable on any racecourse. At the America's Cup "Jubilee" regatta in Cowes, England, she finished in 1st Place in the "Spirit of Tradition" class. Acclaimed by many, Savannah was awarded ShowBoats International's "Best Sailing Yacht" shortly after her launch in 1997. She will certainly continue to turn heads for generations to come.

Perrotti's efforts for the Savannah design team include:
  • Hull lines (canoe, keel, rudder, deck);
  • Engineering of primary structure
    (hull, keel, rudder, deck);
  • Engineering for foundations
    (chainplates, headstay, backstay, mainsheet);
  • Stability and hydrostatic calculations;
  • Sail plan layout and helm-balance calculations; and
  • Project liaison with owner and builder

Savannah: Form, Function and Beauty
America's Cup Technology |  Ladd 125' Ketch | Twelve Meter Hissar (KZ-5) |  Twelve Meter Columbia (US-16)
Twelve Meter Onawa (US-6) | Savannah | Freedom 35 & Freedom 40/40
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