RULE THE WAVES
Named after one of the greatest heroes in Greek mythology,
60m Perseus^3 seeks a new owner to conquer the seas and the superyacht regatta circuit.
Built by the award-winning Italian shipyard Perini Navi, and with naval architecture by Ron Holland, Perseus^3 comes with an impressive pedigree and an exceptional sailing performance that gives her the edge on the regatta racecourse. This, combined with her successful charter record, makes Perseus^3 the ideal superyacht for an owner seeking regatta-winning capabilities without compromising on cruising comfort and style.
Perseus^3’s interior is just as impressive as her sailing credentials and her versatile accommodation arrangement makes her well-suited to charter. Across her five spacious suites she can sleep up to 12 guests, with cabins comprising a full-beam master suite with a private lounge and study, two VIP doubles, and two twins with additional Pullman berths – all of which are ensuite and have integrated audio-visual entertainment systems.
On deck, guests can enjoy a swim-in-place heated pool situated on the expansive foredeck and her large flybridge with cushioned sun pads, sofas and a BBQ for casual dining, offers incredible elevated views – it’s a particularly thrilling yet safe place to sit when Perseus^3 is powered up in race mode!
On the main deck, more formal al fresco dining can be enjoyed in the cockpit, which is sheltered from the elements by a curve of glass which also encloses the exterior lounge.
|Length||197ft / 60m|
|Cruising Speeds||12kts / 22.2 km/h|
|Engines||2x MAN at 1000hp each|
|Beam||37ft 4in / 11.4m|
|Crew Captain||Burger van der Walt + 10|
|Draft||14ft 1in / 4.3m|
|Flag||Isle of Man|
|US Duty Paid||No|
- 1 x 6.2m carbon fibre custom Constellation tender seating 12 with Yanmar diesel inboard jet drive 40 knots
- 10m Zeta Elle tender with twin mercury outboard engines 250 HP for Summer 2017 in the Mediterranean
- 2 x seabobs
- 2 x standup paddleboards
- 2 x kayaks (inflatable)
- 2 x wakeboards
- 2 x sets of waterskis with slalom
- No kitesurfs, windsurfs, or jet-skis are onboard
- 1 x 4-person donut inflatable
- 2 x 1-person inflatable
- 6m waterslide mounted from flybridge
- Various adult and child size snorkels
- 8 x full sets of dive gear
- Fully equipped dive compressor with nitrox
- 1 x dive master onboard. NB: Rendezvous diving only.
- Various boardgames, cards and electronic games available onboard.
- Onboard BBQ on the Flybridge
- Beach BBQ equipment including table, tent and 1 x Charcoal BBQ
Burger van der WaltCaptain
Andy HensmanChief Officer
John StierRotational Chief Engineer
Robert SpicerRotational Chief Engineer
Arno Pohl2nd Engineer
Ciara FaberChief Stewardess
Catriona Stevenson2nd Stewardess
Amy Nilsen3rd Stewardess
Julia VasilevskayaDeck / Stew
Greg HuntTender Driver
Burger van der Walt
Beginning his career in the industry 21 years ago, there is no surprise that Burger has a wide array of experience on many different kinds of sailing yachts. Originally starting out in the classic yacht race circuit, he skippered the very successful 1896 Gaff Rig cutter Avel, taking first class honours in many regattas. He has since moved towards the ever-evolving modern composite yachts, averaging 8-10 weeks of charter per season. Burger has sailed on the classic 65m Creole, Wally B, the 52m Perini Galaxia and 53m Perini Barracuda. He also has captained Perseus^3’s sister ship Seahawk for two ocean crossings. Burger was the first crew member to join Perseus ^3 during her build in 2013 and has remained an integral part of the crew ever since.
Burger is a skilled navigator with a degree in Geography and Public Development under his belt. He has sailed the Mediterranean and Baltic seas as well as the Indian, North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans on a variety of sailing yachts as both captain and crew. Burger has a love for surfing and all sports that get him into the water. He is a proficient and patient teacher and after spending three winters working as an RYA Yacht Master Instructor in Cape Town, he is more than happy to pass on his knowledge.
Darren grew up in the small coastal town of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, where living on the coast for most of his childhood allowed him to develop keen interests in being on the water. After spending his gap year sailing the Atlantic after school, Darren returned home to complete a degree in Quantity Surveying. It wasn’t long however, before the Ocean called him straight back and he started his career in the yachting industry. He has since worked on a variety of sailing yachts over the past 11 years. Sailing on Perseus^3 for the last 3.5 years. Firstly in the role Chief Officer/Delivery Captain, and for the past 1.5 years as rotating Captain.
Darren is well equipped to offer a great relaxing holiday on board in the safest possible way.
Born in the United Kingdom, Andy spent his childhood moving from one base to another following his fathers’ job, and it was in Berlin where he was introduced to dingy sailing and discovered his passion for being on the water. At the age of 17 Andy completed his first Atlantic crossing, by the age of 23 he had sailed around Cape Horn (the wrong way!) and completed Arctic, Antarctic, and Pacific sailing expeditions. After serving in the British Army for nine years, Andy dreamt about returning to the seas and basing himself in the Greek Islands.
Andy’s adventures working in yachting either on charter, cruising or racing has lead him to serve on some of the worlds most prestigious yachts including the 88m Perini Navi S/Y Maltese Falcon. A true sailor by heart, Andy is in his element under sail tweaking for optimal performance, and he is proud to have been a key member on the wining team in the 2018 Perini Navi Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. With a cheeky smile and many jokes up his sleeve, a laugh is never far away when Andy is around.
Matt grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, into a sailing family. He spent holidays cruising between the Vaal dam, Plettenberg Bay and on the family’s Beneteau in St Helena Bay. Matt went on to develop a fanatical interest in Triathlons and between his three years of medicine and a B-Com degree he qualified to join the South African team to compete in Chicago. It wasn’t long, however, before his love of the ocean called him back into the yachting industry. Matt left Cape Town on a 48ft catamaran and hasn’t looked back. He has recently obtained his Yachtmaster Ocean and working towards his OOW.
Originating from Scotland, Rob decided a life in the sunshine was more suited to him. With the completion of his studies in Naval architecture, and a passion for everything to do with sailing, he decided to join the yachting industry.
Starting from a small charter yacht background in Greece and Croatia, making the step up to the mighty Perseus^3 was quite a jump, but one he has really enjoyed. Looking to the future, Rob is eager to progress upwards in his yachting career, taking every opportunity being on Perseus^3 brings.
He is happiest spending as much time on the water, or in water as possible; surfing, sailing and snorkeling. When that’s not an option, he loves chilling in the sunshine with the crew.
With an advanced degree in philosophy and more certifications than you could shake a stick at, John embraces the many hats that a marine engineer must wear. He comes to Perseus^3 with a lifetime of sailing and engineering experience. John has been professionally engaged in marine engineering for the last 13 years and has spent two years teaching marine engineering at the International Yacht Restoration School. An avid scuba diver with his Dive Master, and a keen fisherman, John likes all forms of water sports. In his time off, John enjoys cooking and repairing antique motorcycles in his New Orleans’ fire station. Having walked and biked across several continents, John is now saving money for a drive from London to Shanghai.
Rob joined the marine industry over 20 years ago and brings a vast range of sailing and engineering knowledge to S/Y Perseus. Growing up in Auckland on the spectacular North Island of New Zealand, Rob spent time on the water cruising recreationally and sailing dinghys with friends and family. After school, he began to race keel boats and also gained a tertiary degree in Mechanical Engineering. Rob then took to the water to combine his skills and during his maritime career has travelled broadly and worked on a vast array of yachts. In his free time, Rob likes to spend his time with his family at their home and tending to his thriving vegetable garden. He is keen to continue travelling, in particular to countries with rich ancient histories.
Arno, from Port Shepstone, South Africa joined the engineering team of Perseus 3 in March 2020. He’s been working in the yachting industry since 2011. He comes from a motor yacht background where he worked on charter vessels cruising the Mediterranean and Caribbean. He plans to be in the industry long term and is working his way up to become a Chief Engineer.
In his spare time Arno is an avid free diver, and loves to travel to new in interesting places around the globe.
Rochelle was born and raised on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef, Australia. She has worked in the yachting industry for nine years, and has worked for owners in the most exclusive luxury destinations worldwide.
Rochelle is well versed in Mediterranean style flavors and has spent a considerable amount of time in Asia and Australia where her culinary skills flourished. She also studied at the prestigious Tokyo Sushi Academy in Japan, where she developed her love and skills for creating sushi.
She loves the water, has her Dive Master and has spent many years racing canoes along the northern coast of Australia.
Ciara grew up in Auckland, New Zealand’s ‘City of Sails’. She spent much of her childhood adventuring on her family’s boat and cruising the NZ waters. After moving to Ireland to study her passion of Irish Dance at University, she toured the world as a professional dancer. She claims her fame to such shows as Gaelforce, Riverdance, Son Amar and Dublin Irish Dance.
After 8 years of leaping her way around the world, Ciara decided to join the wonderful world of yachting. She started her yachting career on M/Y Leander, and has since spent 5 years traveling and working on some amazing yachts including S/Y Squall and M/Y Shemara. Ciara is also a qualified Personal Trainer, so in her spare time she loves to do anything that involves being active, including diving, hiking and of course dancing. She is excited to be a part of the Perseus^3 team and is looking forward to a great charter season.
Cat hails from Edinburgh, Scotland, although she spent her youth growing up on British Army Barracks across West Germany and England where she developed a passion for travel early on. It was whilst studying on an International Business School in the South of France where she learned of her passion for the ocean and seized the opportunity to combine that with her hospitality experience and desire for travel. The joy of giving guests the best possible experience is a great passion of hers. Cat has worked for 4 years on charter vessels that have sailed to some of her favorite places – Alaska, the Panama Canal, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
Amy has just swapped feathers and fishnets for sailing and the sea, as she leaves behind the world of being a Showgirl and joins the world of yachting. Amy joins our crew after hanging up her professional dance shoes from the bright lights of the Lido de Paris stage on the Champs Elysee, Paris. Growing up by the sea south of Perth Western Australia Amy completed her Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary and Ballet dance. She then spent many years performing on some of the most famous stages throughout Europe, performing various styles of dance ranging from Irish, Flamenco, Burlesque, flying acrobatics, Ballet, Contemporary and Showgirl. Amy is excited to learn new skills and hopes to keep travelling the world while working.
Amy is very grateful that Perseus is her first yachting experience, and is excited to be a part of such a great team.
Julia comes from the land of sun and sea, Australia. Outdoor adventure is her passion, particularly diving, camping, sailing and fishing. She was even in the newspaper for catching the biggest snapper of the week in her hometown! Her yachting career started in the summer of 2018, and Perseus^3 was her second boat to work on. She has particularly loved participating in the racing regattas on board (and she has a cool scar to prove it!)
Julia is an animal lover and will gladly show you photos of her dog and ask about yours.
As a youngster Greg spent his life sailing and racing yachts on the Vaal Dam in Johannesburg, South Africa. At 16 years if age he moved to Mallorca, Spain to further his sailing career, and he has been there ever since. Greg has completed back-to-back Caribbean and Mediterranean seasons with many charters and successful regattas.
He is excited to be joining the Perseus3 team for a great charter season.
Perseus^3 is available for charter in the Mediterranean through summer 2019, and in the Caribbean for the winter 2019/20 season.
Please contact your preferred broker with all enquiries.
Perseus^3 is currently offered for sale.
Please contact Bruce Brakenhoff at sales@perininaviUSA.com for more details.