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Northrop and Johnson

17 Rose Drive
Fort Lauderdale
United States

Fax:  954-522-9500

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2003 Perini Navi Ketch


West Palm Beach,FL,United States

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FELICITA WEST is the largest aluminum sailing yacht in the world.  Everything about this magnificent yacht has been designed to provide the ultimate sailing experience in the greatest possible comfort.  Her pedigree is highly impressive; her statistics are simply awesome.  As a Perini Navi ketch, she has all of the typical space, pace and grace.  However, in a radical departure, outside expertise was brought in to push the boundaries of performance.  Added to the owner’s considerable experience, the legendary Ron Holland was appointed as the Naval Architect and Italian designers Nuvolari and Lenard worked with Perini Navi’s own stylist on the interior.  A dream team for a luxury sailing yacht.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Aluminum 
Number of Engines 1    

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For Sale by

Northrop and Johnson

17 Rose Drive
Fort Lauderdale
United States

Fax:  954-522-9500



FELICITA WEST has accommodations for a total of twelve guests or fourteen when Pullmansare used. 

The full width (41’8”), cherry paneled master suite has a king size bed which faces a retractable large plasma screen, a sitting room (with a fold out treadmill), ensuite dressing room and white marble bathroom.

The four guest staterooms include two large doubles with queen size beds and two twins, all with additionalPullmanberths plus en suite bathrooms.

FELICITA WEST has benefitted from upgrades and refits during this winter (2010 – 2011) inLivorno,Italy.  She is absolutely ready for unprecedented cruising.

Everything about FELICITA WEST has been designed and created to provide the ultimate sailing experience in the greatest possible comfort.

A very experienced, knowledgeable owner, the legendary Ron Holland, Perini Navi, Italian designers Nuvolari & Lenard, and a Captain with new build expertise, all committed to delivering the finest yacht possible, a legend.

Ron Holland’s design brief was to deliver an exhilarating performance yacht, to push Perini Navi’s performance envelope by creating a large, very fast, yet comfortable yacht.


Comments by Ron Holland:

"After a lifetime designing a wide variety of sailing yachts, the design commission for Felicita West, Ron Holland Designs first yacht over 200ft in length, presented exciting possibilities.

Not only was Felicita West the largest aluminum sailing yacht to be launched, she also was the first to be certified by MCA in the over 500 GT class. We processed detailed data for her construction and sailing performance. Nuvolari and Lenard collaborated with interior design and styling and Perini Navi were responsible for the engineering and related systems.

Our clients design brief called for a spacious vessel capable of world cruising in great comfort. Sailing performance was also a priority and with a modern underwater profile, retracting centerboard and the latest in rigging systems FELICITA WEST fulfilled her owner’s best performance expectations.

From my personal perspective this significant yacht is one of my most important commissions. A yacht with timeless style and go anywhere capabilities."

Comments by Dan Lenard of Nuvolari Lenard:

"The yacht was conceived by Nuvolari Lenard as the largest Perini of her time and as the first Perini designed by an outer design team. Once the yacht was traced a Ron Holland team was involved to design the underwater part of the hull, rig and appendages. The interior layout and design was done again by our team who also performed as a quality controller on the project on the owner's behalf.

The yacht look and styling was based on the best looking Perini’s until that moment as a kind of the conclusion of the classic Perini line.

Her interior was done with a pure British style in mind although an alternative look was always taken in mind where with a mix of loose furniture and super modern pieces. The yacht could look as an eclectic renovation of a classic home.

The yacht still spots the one of a kind stern solution where a classic stern shape converts into a modern open stern beach club platform."


Boarding from the aft deck:  Passerelle boarding plus a large retractable swim platform (providing easy access to the water or into tenders).  In the raised position, the transom is hidden perfectly into the aft deck.  There are two fighting chairs for additional entertainment!  Plus a large comfortable, covered area for seating and dining.

Aft Deck:

The large retractable bathing platform provides easy access into the water or onto the tenders, when not in use folds perfectly into the stern aft of the cockpit seating.

Forward into the Main Salon:

Generous proportions, yet intimate space is the feeling here and thru out the yacht.  The English Country House style interior was designed for easy living.  Colors and textures are warm and mellow, soft and comforting.  This area features a comfortable seating conversation area plus game table and quiet conversation area.

Further Forward:

Up to the wheelhouse with comfortable observation seating.  This is a great spot to watch the ease with which the Captain controls this elegant yacht.

Ahead, on the main deck, is the spacious dining and bar area.  Perfect for luxurious meals and social gatherings.

Further ahead and below the main deck:


Crew Accommodations


Crew Mess

Crew Lounge  


Deck Level: 


The deck spaces are designed for safety, yet evoke a bygone era of yachting.  Large enough a couple can stroll abreast on the side decks, or ride together in the crow’s nest “lift” 40 meters (131’) above the deck.

 FELICITA WEST deck area is very inspiring, another well thought out dynamic area of this unique, magnificent yacht.


A remarkably well thought out area…

Room for ALL of the guests to comfortably dine, sit, relax in sun or shade and enjoy the spectacular sights.

Sails and Rigging

1,800 square meters of canvas automatically unfurl to propel her 650 tons.  17 knots is achievable but equally impressive is that only the gentlest of the helm actions is required to turn a full circle.

Office Equipment

  • PC:  4 separate on network system with Mdaemon e-mail server and Idea yacht software.
  • Fax/Copier – 3 networked
  • Monitors – 4 on bridge, 1 on flybridge, 2 in office 1 in Captain’s Cabin
  • Wireless throughout

Engine/Mechanical Equipment

Engines:                                     2 x 1,100 hp Deutz  - 6600 hours since 6/2011

Gearbox:                                    ZF

Propulsion:                                 KaMeWa CPP

Generators & Electricity:              2 x 125 kw Northern Lights and 1 x 80 kw

                                                Main Generators +/- 12,500 hours since 6/2011

                                                Night Generators +/- 3,200 hours since 6/2011

Electricity:                                 Three-phase 380 and 220 vac 50 hz

Shore Power:                              Step down transformer 130 kva

Propellers:                                  KaMeWa Rolls Royce Variable

Batteries:                                  Lead Acid

Main Engine Start:                       8d 400 ah

Service:                                     12 x 2v 2,400

Generator Start:                          6d 200 ah

Chargers:                                   Newmar

Emergency:                                Newmar

Hydraulics:                                 Power Packs

Bow thrusters:                                      American 100

Navigational Equipment

Gyro Compass:                           Plath

Automatic Pilot:                          Plath

Echo Sounder:                            Furuno full Sonar and B&G

Radar:                                       Furuno black box 2115 ARPA

Transponder:                              AIS SAAB

DGPS:                                        Furuno

Charts:                                       Worldwide Inventory

Navtex:                                     Furuno

Weather Fax:                              Via Computer

Log:                                          B&G Sonic x2

Wind Instruments:                       B&G 3 full sets

Camera:                                    4 Panasonic

Communication Equipment

SATCOM:                                  Phone, Fax & E-mail and Satellite Broadband

VHF:                                         Furuno x 4

Loudhailer:                                 2

Landline/Intercom:                      Panasonic w/3 handhelds as well as 24 cabins

Miscellaneous:                          GSM

Galley & Laundry Equipment

  • Paulex Injection Oven
  • 4 x Palux Topline Stoves
  • 2 x Palux Topline Stoves
  • Panasonic Combo Microwave
  • Miele Professional Rotary Ironer
  • Miele Professional Commercial Dryer
  • Miele Professional Dryers
  • Miele Professional Washer (small)
  • Miele Professional Washer (large)
  • Miele Professional Commercial Dishwasher

Security & Safety Equipment

Full MCA and IOM

Vessel complies with ISM and ISPS

Anchor & Mooring System

 Steen windlass and capstans with mooring winches aft.


2 x 6.3m Zodiac tenders with 235 hp jet drives

2 x Laser 2000 sailing dinghies


FELICITA WEST is truly a unique, spectacular, fast sailing yacht that will be the bench mark of mega sailing yachts for years to come.

The owner has thoroughly enjoyed his time onboard and is now consumed with other projects.   She is very aggressively for sale and will server her new owner well with distinction.

A list of the work accomplished the winter of 2010-2011 is available to interested parties.


The name FELICITA WEST is reserved.  A detailed list of exclusions and inventory will be provided pursuant to a fully executed Purchase Agreement.  All Owners personal effects will be excluded from the sale.