Following a four-month refit in 2022, which took place at Safe Harbor Rybovich Marina in West Palm Beach, the 56-metre sailing yacht Zenjiis back in the charter fleet and looking better than ever. Sporting a host of technical and interior updates, Zenji is now immaculately presented with several quirky elements that make her a top choice for those looking for a sailing pedigree.
She falls into the category of a newer breed Perini Navi and was the second hull delivered from the shipyard’s 56-metre series. Throughout her life, she has actively raced across the superyacht circuit and is a regular participant at the St Barths Bucket and the Perini Navi Cup.
While her profile is undoubtedly a Perini Navi classic, Zenji sports a slight kink into the bow sheer to carry larger tenders, a feature that distinguishes her from the rest of the first-generation 56-metres.
Her interior work, remains something of a mystery and was carried out by “private interior design contacts” selected by her owners. The design brief called for a “fresh, modern nautical theme with timeless appeal,” something which has undoubtedly been achieved.
Originally delivered with American cherry wood interiors, the yacht’s interiors were refreshed during her yard period last year and now have a lighter feel with a palate of bold blues and white. The classical feel of the yacht remains with interesting details such as the bar in the main saloon, an original piece from Hotel de Paris in the 1940s.
Accommodation on board is for 12 guests across six cabins, all of which lie on the lower deck and follow a similar theme of white and blue.
Deck spaces on board are generous with plenty of room for entertaining. Up on the sun deck, you’ll find a large jacuzzi, sun pads and a large seating area with a bar. The main dining area is on the aft cockpit which is centered around a wooden dining table and white bench seating, which can be sheltered from the elements.
Like all Perini Navi’s Zenji is racing pedigree, and a long-standing competitor in some of the world’s most prestigious regattas. But along with this, it’s her crew of 10 that makes her stand out too, as highlighted by rotational captain Tim Buck. “My goal is to create a welcoming and positive atmosphere,” he explains. “This means adapting to all types of client preferences, whether it’s fine dining on the aft deck or an action-packed sports day with the vessel’s toys.”
On Zenji, entertainment is paramount, and something the crew ensure to keep exciting and different for charter guests, no matter the weather. “Thinking outside of the box and taking the boat to a location where the weather is great no matter how far this might be and we have had to do this on several occasions. At the end of the day, our guests are onboard to enjoy the weather, sea and atmosphere that comes with it.”
Crestron / Kaleidoscope / Main salon & Master cabin TV upgrades to smart TV’/
TV aft deck , Deck Jacuzzi, Gym/exercise equipment, WiFi connection on board
Castoldi 6.25m jet tender (260hp) / Williams 325 Jet Tender (90hp) / 2 x Cayago F5 Seabobs / 2 x Kayaks / 2 x Paddle Boards / 3 x inflatable towables / 1x wake board / 1X combi waterskis / fishing equipment
Western Mediterranean Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Catalonia, Corsica, Costa del Sol, French Riviera & Monaco, Italy - North (mainland), Italy - Sardinia, Italy - Sicily, Italy - South (mainland), Malta, Portugal, Provence Coast & Marseille
€240,000 per week low season
€260,000 per week high season