ANDROMEDA LA DEA is the timeless Perini. She is a magic blend of classic hull lines and
traditional yachting ambiance, with state of the art sail handling systems, machinery, electronics
and communication equipment. Since her original launch in 1990 as one of the world’s largest
and most technologically advanced sailing yachts, ANDROMEDA has had the best of care and
consistent upgrading, including three major refits, which have maintained her position at the
leading edge of yachting technology. In every detail, her accommodations on deck and below
exude the old world charm and attention to detail that has been long lost in most modern yacht
building, while providing all amenities for gracious living aboard.
In 2000, after her first circumnavigation and a decade of cruising, ANDROMEDA underwent a
comprehensive refit and rebuilding of all operating systems, plus a thorough updating of her
sailhandling systems. Spars were converted to Nirvana hydraulic carbon in-boom furling, new
carbon fiber headstay, staysail and fisherman stays were added, main & mizzen captive reel
halyards were converted to hydraulic power. These refinements are found on the most recently launched Perini Navi Yachts.
In 2002, ANDROMEDA’s original ABS A1 Safety Classification was upgraded to CISR
Unrestricted; leaving her fully MCA Compliant for carrying passengers on all oceans of the
globe. The Yacht remains fully under survey, with current certifications.
During her 2004 refit in Italy, further improvements were carried out including extension of the
flybridge to allow for her custom Jacuzzi and sun deck area, plus a fixed awning over the after
deck. The flybridge modification created one of the most comfortable and congenial entertaining
areas on the bridge of any Perini Navi afloat! The interior décor was also completely renewed
in 2004, with the highest quality fabrics throughout, new onyx in the heads and redecorating in
an elegantly understated style. Also at this time hull lights were added, which illuminate the
waters surrounding the yacht, to dramatic affect.
ANDROMEDA underwent another comprehensive refit in New Zealand, 2006. All new engines
and generators were installed, she received all new Doyle Sails, all captive reel winches were
upgraded to hydraulic, a new hydraulic retractable passarelle was installed, and a new
Audio/Visual system that will rival the most sophisticated land based systems – anywhere!
As part of her 2008 refit, all standing rigging and fittings were replaced with new, a new cathodic
protection system was installed, new batteries, aft cockpit awning replaced, two new Lewmar
Hydraulic open drum spinnaker winches installed, new tender and two Laser sailing dinghies,
plus the air conditioning and refrigeration systems were completely overhauled.
In sum, ANDROMEDA LA DEA has had benefit of all technological advances that have been
achieved in yachting since her original launch. The Yacht has been maintained and consistently
improved, to perfection. She is indeed, the timeless Perini!