Vitters signs 50m classic performance ketch
Primarily for cruising, the twin-deckhouse ketch is a nod to classic styling...…
Award-winning Dutch shipyard Vitters has announced the signing of a new order, a 50m performance ketch.
Primarily designed for cruising, the commission comes from an experienced yacht owner whose admiration of previous Vitters builds and confidence in the Dutch builder’s credentials to deliver a world-class ketch in time for the 2019 season, is representative of the respect and trust many have in the award-winning builder.
Keel laying will commence toward the end of October 2017, leaving Vitters roughly 24 months to complete the build and deliver.
The aluminium-hulled sailing yacht will come from a collective of talented minds. Naval architecture has been drawn up by Hoek Design while a contemporary and traditional interior from the drawing boards of Rhoades Young Design.
Featuring a centerboard keel and carbon composite rig with in-boom furling, the intricacy and intelligence of this paradoxical modern-classic ketch will be something to behold.
A twin deckhouse configuration sees the owner’s suite (featuring separate en suites) dovetail with a private aft deckhouse. Forward of the master stateroom, guest accommodation for four is split between a double cabin and twin cabin, both offering ample of space and both with ensuite.
A central deckhouse finds all main living quarters underwritten in a contemporary traditional style. Open-plan living with countless lounging space, that can double up as additional berthing as necessary, means the midship cabin is a dynamic space suitable for formal encounters or laid-back living.
Forward of the central cockpit is a second saloon, formal dining space, gym and crew quarters, featuring crew-mess, living quarters and four cabins to house seven crew.
A ketch with exquisite lines and a timeless style, this new 50m from Vitters is certainly charismatic and charming, and according to The Superyacht Intelligence Agency, will be the Dutch builder’s largest build since the Dubois-designed 66m Anatta, delivered in 2011.
Hoek Design Naval Architects BV
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