Vitters sign 33m Malcolm McKeon sloop
Vitters has signed a new superyacht order for a 33m carbon fibre sloop designed by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design with an interior by Design Unlimited. Built for an experienced owner, project MM33 will deliver in Spring 2016.…
This sleek, high-performance yacht was commissioned by an experienced owner looking for excellent sailing performance. Special attention is being given to the engineering of the composite structure to minimise weight. This work is being carried out by Pure Composite Engineering using a thick-foam core and carbon fibre laminate to reduce internal structure, thus increasing interior volume. A generously proportioned sail plan along with ample righting moment and a lifting keel promises to give an exhilarating sailing experience.
One of the more dominant features of this design is the all-glass canopy which will provide a wonderful airy feel to the saloon. The aft-cockpit doors when fully open, and along with large opening sections of the canopy roof, will provide excellent ventilation to the saloon and a wide open connection with the cockpit. A special heat-reflective foil will be attached to the glass inner layer to reduce heat transfer into the interior.
This contemporary design will feature a modern, lightweight interior styled by Design Unlimited. Particular consideration is being given to the sound deadening materials to minimise sound levels usually associated with carbon fibre yachts. The interior layout has the guest accommodation located forward which will be in the quieter part of the vessel. The crew accommodation is aft with direct access to the aft deck.
Project MM33, is being managed by A2B Maritime and the spars are being supplied by Southern Spars of New Zealand. The C.N.C. female tooling is currently being assembled at Vitters’ composite subsidiary, Green Marine in the UK, with the first laminations of carbon fibre being laid at the end of September. Once the composite work is finished, she will be shipped to Vitters in Holland to be fitted out before her 2016 delivery.
Project MM33 - Basic Specs
LOA: 33 m
Length waterline: 30 m
Beam: 7.5 m
Draft, keel up: 3.8 m
Draft, keel down: 5.1 m
Displacement: 80 Tonnes
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