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The Next Generation of Massive Sailing Yachts

April 22, 2015

Written by Eva Belanyiova

As the world continues to strive for ‘bigger and better’ so do the super yachts grow in size and quality year after year. Naval architects, yacht designers and builders are continuously challenged by the new generation of Owners as well as the latest technologies on the market. In an age where our natural environment and ecology play an important role, sailing yachts are gaining increase in popularity. Although the world’s largest mega yachts are mainly represented by motor yachts, sailing yachts reach just as impressive overall length, the latest in advanced technology, architecture, design as well as styling – not to mention performance! And as with all luxury yachts, some are kept for the Owner’s pleasure only, whereas others can be enjoyed by means of a sailing yacht charter

Superyacht Dream Symphony by night - Image courtesy of Dykstra & Partners

Superyacht Dream Symphony by night – Image courtesy of Dykstra & Partners

There is a new fleet of next generation massive sailing yachts coming very soon, starting with the 147m mega sailing yacht White A currently under construction at Nobiskrug in Germany – part of Abu Dhabi Mar Group. She is reported to feature a beam of 24.38m (79’10”) and a draft of 8 metres (26’2”) once delivered. Her construction has started in March 2012 and she is scheduled for delivery in 2015, however recently published photos of A under construction suggest that there is quite a bit work to be done before she can be launched onto the water. At 147 metres, A will become to largest sailing yacht cruising our waters.

Dream Symphony megayacht top view - Image courtesy of Dykstra & Partners

Dream Symphony megayacht top view – Image courtesy of Dykstra & Partners

Mega yacht DREAM SYMPHONY is the second largest yacht currently under build, with the overall length being 141 metres (462’7”). She is being constructed by Dream Ship Victory in Turkey and represents the largest sailing yacht ever built in collaboration with Dykstra & Partners for naval architecture and Ken Freivokh Design for exterior and interior styling. Her designers are also responsible for the spectacular charter yacht MALTESE FALCON design, which suggest that DREAM SYMPHONY is another master-piece to look forward to.

Maltese Falcon -  (2)

Maltese Falcon - (2)

OceAnco‘s mega sailing yacht SOLAR is the third yacht in line to join the list of largest yachts in the world with 106 metres in length. She was entirely designed by the acclaimed design studio Nuvolari Lenard with naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects and is set for launch in 2015. She is being built with a steel hull and a beam of 15 metres. As her name suggests, SOLAR will be powered by solar energy mainly. Who knows, she might even be available for selected yacht charters for a lucky few!

Oceanco Sailing Yacht SOLAR

Oceanco Sailing Yacht SOLAR

Another important yacht to be launched this year is the Vitters-built 85-metre hull 3069 yacht, also known as Project 85. Boasting exterior design by Bill Tripp with interior design by Doelker + Voges, she is expected to have luxurious accommodation for twelve guests and a crew of eighteen. The interior is said to feature modern elements with light-wood and stainless steel details balanced with colourful upholstery.

70m Perini Navi sailing yacht Sybaris

70m Perini Navi sailing yacht Sybaris

SYBARIS yacht by Perini Navi is another highly-awaited sailing yacht. She is being built by the Italian shipyard with design by their in-house team in partnership with bespoke Philippe Briand. SYBARIS yacht is expected to have stylish and elegant interiors by PH Design. She will also provide her guests with a massive 30-metres guest area situated on the main deck, connected to the spacious cockpit by 4-metre wide sliding doors. She will feature an 18-metre fly-bridge, offering additional outdoor and entertainment area for guests.


Year 2014 also saw an important list of sailing yacht deliveries and launches. With the largest 2014 sailing yacht launch being the beautiful traditional Phinisi LAMIMA measuring 65 metres. She is a stunning Indonesian wooden sailing ketch with accommodation to fourteen guests in seven luxurious yet traditionally-styled cabins. LAMIMA combines traditional Indonesian boat-building techniques with modern design, technology and supreme safety. She was designed by Spanish designer Marcello Pena.

Luxury sailing yacht Lamima designed by Marcelo Penna

Luxury sailing yacht Lamima designed by Marcelo Penna

Launched in 2014 with a very recent delivery, PERSEUS^3 yacht by Perini Navi represents the first sloop in Perini Navi’s new generation of 60-metre series, and the second yacht built from these series. She was designed by the yard’s in-house naval architects in collaboration with Ron Holland, with optimised performance representing a decisive step forward.

Perini Navi luxury yacht PERSEUS³

Perini Navi luxury yacht PERSEUS³

New Zealand‘s premiere shipyard Alloy Yachts saw the delivery of the majestic 56.4 metre sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 in early 2014, featuring exterior design by Dubois Naval Architects with interior for up to eleven guests in five cabins designed by Reymond Langton Design. Some of her most notable features, in addition to her excellent performance, include the aft deck spa pool, two large tenders stowed below the foredeck and a swing lift centreboard, which allows her to slide into shallow lagoons and waterways by only drawing 4 metres.

56m sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 (AY46) by Alloy Yachts - Image credit to Chris Lewis

56m sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 (AY46) by Alloy Yachts – Image credit to Chris Lewis

Numerous other sailing yachts have been launched in the past few months with others still under construction. No doubt, there are some stunning and impressive vessels to join the worldwide fleet of luxury sailing yachts. In the meantime, here are the top fifteen largest sailing yachts to date. Note that this list will change very soon, once the previously mentioned yachts have been launched.


1. 110m SEA CLOUD 1931
2. 92.92m EOS 2006
3. 90m ATHENA 2004
4. 88.12m MALTESE FALCON 2006
5. 75.22m M5 2004
6. 75.15m PHOCEA 1976
7. 69.25m ATLANTIC 2010
8. 67.20M VERTIGO 2011
9. 66.88m HETAIROS 2011
10. 66M AHIMSA (ex AGLAIA) 2012
11. 64.86m ADIX 1984
12. 63.64m SPIRIT OF THE C’S 2003
13. 63.3m CREOLE 1927
14. 62m ATHOS 2010
15. 58.04m ETHEREAL 2008


With each new build, Owners are commissioning sailing yachts with better and improved performance, ease of handling, safety and reliability. Due to the increasing interest for sailing regattas around the world, the sailing performance plays a larger role in the construction of new generation sailing super yachts. Owners are participating in the regattas not only for sheer enjoyment and fun, but also with a scope of winning. As a result yacht builders and designers are aiming at creating yachts with improved sailing performance. Faster yachts are more efficient and are capable of sailing lower down the wind range and perform better off the wind, thus saving on fuel consumption. Most of the large next generation sailing yachts are built in steel and aluminium, with composite rigging, stiff light and durable moulded sails, freestanding masts, lifting keels, retractable drives, off wind furling Code sails, hydraulic and electric captive winches and other technologies developed in the recent years.

At 4th Superyacht Regatta – Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

At 4th Superyacht Regatta – Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

The fleet of sailing super yachts is represented by a wide range of vessels, be it for luxury yacht charter or for the owner’s private use. There are yachts from high-performance racers right through to heavier displacement yachts for cruising. Today, yacht charterers will find the same level of luxury and unprecedented service aboard sailing yachts as they would by chartering a motor yacht. Although motor yachts offer larger outdoor and indoor areas due to their multi-deck characteristics, sailing yachts provide a more intimate feel and somewhat more hands-on experience. The crew aboard these vessels is extremely well trained, selected upon previous experience and job references, making sure guests aboard are well taken care of and enjoy their yachting holiday not only in style, comfort and luxury, but also in safety.

When planning your next sailing yacht vacation, make sure to approach a charter broker that has access to all the available yachts… and don’t forget to choose an impartial one that works for you personally (not the yacht owner) and has your best interests at heart – like CharterWorld. Our clients’ feedback is the proof of our excellent customer services and expertise! We are the largest professional broker specialising in luxury yacht charters and we are the most dedicated.

For additional details on the above yachts and their possible availability, as well as personalised itineraries, please contact our charter agents who will be glad to assist you in organising your next dream vacation.

Video: Re-launch of 66m Vitters sailing yacht AGLAIA at STP

May 20, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Measuring impressive 66 meters in length over all, the outstanding Vitters sailing yacht Aglaia has been recently re-launched at STP Shipyard in Palma, Spain, following works on her rigging mechanisms, antifouling paint job and other servicing. Originally launched in 2011, hull 3063 superyacht Aglaia features naval architecture by Dubois Naval Architects, with interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Below is a video from the re-launch of Aglaia, released by IPM Group Mallorca.

Royal Huisman sailing yacht Borkumriff IV to once again attend Superyacht Cup in Palma

April 29, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The majestic sailing yacht Borkumriff IV has joined the impressive line up of yachts for this year’s Superyacht Cup in Palma. Built by the premier Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman to a design by bespoke Dykstra Naval Architects, superyacht Borkumriff IV is a beautiful sloop, launched in 2002. At 51m overall and with a displacement of almost 300 tons, Borkumriff IV will be the largest yacht to participate in this year’s regatta.

Royal Huisman´s Borkumriff IV, Image Roy Roberts

Royal Huisman superyacht Borkumriff IV - Image credit to Roy Roberts

Her Rondal aluminium plate masts are over 50m tall (166ft) and carry Rondal carbon fiber booms and gaffs, towering over her vast deck.

Luxury yacht Borkumriff IV last took part in the Superyacht Cup in Palma in 2007 where for the first time she raced against her sister ship Meteor who had been launched just weeks before the historic Superyacht Cup (which incorporated the Millennium Cup), where an unbeaten record fleet of 52 superyachts raced in the Bay of Palma.

Many of the fleet have undergone refit work over the winter months, Astilleros de Mallorca in Palma have been working with two of the J Class yachts, superyacht Velsheda and charter yacht Ranger. Velsheda (Dykstra/Camper & Nicholsons) at 38m is the smallest of the Js, she has been out of the water undergoing keel remodeling and deck structure modification while her rival Ranger 42m (Burgess & Stephens/Dykstra Design/Danish Yachts) has undergone a special survey, deck structure modification and fitted new deck hardware, also carried out by Astilleros de Mallorca.

Out of the five Js participating in Palma, only the 40m superyacht Rainbow (Dykstra & Partners/Holland Jachtbouw) has been racing in the Caribbean over the winter, the others have all stayed in Europe. The competition will be closer than ever this year, everyone looking for improved performance and an edge on their stable mates. The photo below shows the sleek lines of all five J’s but the size difference is highlighted from this birds eye view.

Five J Class Yachts at SYC Palma 2013 - Image Jesús Renedo

Five J Class Yachts at SYC Palma 2013 - Image by Jesús Renedo

After the successful 2013-season including her impressive win at the Superyacht Cup, the 24m sailing yacht Heartbeat (Hoek/Claasen Shipyard) returned to Royal Huisman´s Huisfit in Vollenhove for an interior and exterior cosmetic upgrade over the winter. The work included the production and installation of various new interior sections to re-locate the aft owner’s suite to the fore ship. Additional portholes were installed providing extra daylight in the forward part of the yacht and she will return to Palma to defend her title in June.

Complete Marine Freight return as the official logistics partner to the Superyacht Cup, providing shipping and storage services for the event and their partners. With a large warehouse close to Palma and office facilities in the STP yard, Complete Marine Freight´s experienced team are a great asset to the regatta as well as providing logistics support to many of the participating yachts in the fleet. Complete Marine Freight are also an active supporter of the Superyacht Cup’s official charity, Joves Navegants.

A recent dock party at STP organized by CMF and the crew of the yacht Aglaia raised over €31,000 for three local charities including Joves Navegants. This year’s Superyacht Cup is aiming to raise a further €11,000 which will help disadvantaged young people of Mallorca, giving them the opportunity to learn to sail, a life changing experience for many.

Complete Marine Freight and AGLAIA Yacht raise 12,258€ for charity ‘Mediterranea’

April 19, 2013

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Tuesday, April 15, saw the Complete Marine Freight and the crew of Aglaia yacht hand over a cheque for a total of 12,258€, representing the funds raised at their recent dock party. Comprised in this sum were 713€ from Bar Mojo in La Lonja, Palma who played a host to the after party, as well as a generous donation from MTN for 2000€ and 1000€ from Klaus Allebrodt from A2B project management.

Crew of sailing yacht Aglaia with cheque for 12,258€ for charity 'Mediterranea'

Complete Marine Freight and crew of sailing yacht Aglaia with cheque for 12,258€ for charity 'Mediterranea'

These funds, actually a heavy bag of cash, and a mountain of donated kids clothing, toys, food and books will all go to helping the charity ‘Mediterranea’ provide vital support to families who live in abject poverty in this paradise isle.

Continued effort is needed, yachts can donate unwanted items such as clothing and linens as well as popping a little extra in their provisioning run for example milk, dry and canned foods and baby food and supplies are in high demand. We all live so well, let’s help others to live a little better!

Crew of sailing yacht AGLAIA and Complete Marine Freight raise 10.000€ for Mallorca charity

April 10, 2013

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Friday, April 5, saw the crew of sailing yacht Aglaia as well as team from Complete Marine Freight convert a secured area in STP shipyard into a stylish party venue, with a covered bar serving wines, beers as well as various shots. All of these were donated by other yachts and businesses in the Superyacht industry, both locally and from as far away as Florida, with a substantial donation from Pinmar USA.

Dock party raises 10,000.00 for Mallorca Charity

Dock party raises 10.000€ for Mallorca Charity

The grills served over 500 burgers and sausages with accompanying salads over the course of the evening, all food being donated by the yacht, BBQ on loan from Delicioso and grill from Club Hipico La Gubia. A Mixology team served a selection of 3 different exotic cocktails and a DJ provided nonstop music.

The crew of superyacht Aglaia once again made all their hard work look so easy, the girls behind the bar appropriately dressed as bunnies for Easter along with Captain Mark Stevens and Tom Sell of Complete Marine Freight, other crew serving food and providing the music are an inspiration to us all on how to throw a cracking good party as well as how to raise money for charity!

Vitters sailing yacht AGLAIA designed by Dubois Naval Architects

Vitters sailing yacht AGLAIA designed by Dubois Naval Architects

Attendance was spectacular with yacht crews, local businesses and industry professionals from far and wide! Even the onset of rain later in the evening did not dampen the spirit of giving and we have received a huge mountain of donated clothing, toys and food for distribution through the charity. Over 9500€ raised at the party itself then Bar Mojo in Sta. Catalina and raised a further 800€ putting the grand total over the goal of 10.000€ raised – all by throwing a party!

Complete Marine Freight would like to thank to all who contributed to the success of this event and to STP for providing the safe location and security within the shipyard. What a great effort and result!

2013 – another busy year for superyacht racing

January 23, 2013

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

This year seems to be another busy year for superyacht competing, starting with the Antigua Superyacht Challenge at the end of this month. In March, there are two events virtually back-to-back, in the British Virgin Islands and then in St Barth’s, where more participating yachts are expected to be competing than ever before.

Perini Navi luxury charter yacht P2 to compete in Antigua Superyacht Challenge

Perini Navi luxury charter yacht P2 to compete in Antigua Superyacht Challenge

Palma de Mallorca is preparing for a full line up of 20 entries this year and with the confirmation of the J Class yachts the spaces are being taken up fast. Last year saw numbers in Palma reduced as several yachts made the decision to head to the UK for the London Olympic celebrations and the Superyacht Cup Cowes, but this year the focus will once again be on Palma. The Notice of Race is now available on the website of Superyacht Cup and entry forms can be obtained from

The Palma fleet so far includes several boats who will have competed in the Caribbean, such as the 35m charter yacht P2 (Briand/Perini), sailing yacht Athos (Hoek/Holland Jachtbouw, 62m) as well as superyacht Velsheda (Nicholsons/Dykstra/Camper & Nicholsons, 38m), charter yacht Ranger (Burgess & Stephens/Dykstra/Danish Yachts, 42m) and luxury yacht Lionheart (Hoek/Claasen Jachtbouw 42m).

The latest yacht to register is the new modern-classic 26m sailing yacht Tulip, designed by German Frers and built by K&M Yacht Builders in Holland. Tulip was launched in the Autumn 2012 and with her lightweight interior and carbon rig is likely to be a competitive entry.

Luxury sailing yacht Tulip by German Frers and K&M Yachtbuilders

Luxury sailing yacht Tulip by German Frers and K&M Yachtbuilders

The Superyacht community in Palma got behind several fund raising events for local charities over the Christmas period, collecting food, clothing and children’s Christmas presents for some of the most needy families in Mallorca. A party was organized by the yacht Aglaia together with Complete Marine Freight and STP boatyard in Palma where dozens of superyachts are wintering.

The party raised over 2,800€ and collected a mountain of presents which were presented to the charity Mediterranea for local distribution. Additionally STP in association with The Rotary Club of Mallorca collected more than 800kg of food, clothing and toys donated by staff and crew from the boat yard. Various projects are planning to continue such as a monthly food collection from marinas on the Island in an effort to reduce some of the suffering in the local community.

Superyacht community

Superyacht community with Christmas presents for the most needy families in Mallorca - Photo by Avena Clarke

Long-term Superyacht Cup sponsor Pantaenius have generously purchased 40 Nikon Rangefinders to help ensure safe racing at SRYA (Superyacht Racing Association) sanctioned regattas. All SYRA regattas are sailed under the Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 and the recently approved Appendix SY (see SYC NOR).

The changes to the RRS through this appendix are all based on the fundamental need to keep appropriate distance between superyachts and 40 meters is the designated minimum separation. Thanks to Yacht Insurance provider Pantaenius the range finders will be used by the on-board Safety Officers to assist safe racing practice.

Vitters sailing yacht Aglaia with sail art by Magne Furuholmen

September 19, 2012

Written by Chelsea Smith

The Vitters superyacht Aglaia started off her second Mediterranean season with a spectacular novelty:  Her Code 1 sail which measures around 3,600m2 features  artwork by Norwegian artist Magne Furuholmen. This extraordinary price of art is the largest artwork on canvas in the world. The owner of yacht Aglaia had a series of Furuholmen pieces on board and after christening her, chose to make his art a more integral part of the yacht design by putting his work on her sail.

Vitters Sailing yacht Aglaia with sail art by Magne Furuholmen - Photo by Christopher Scholey

Vitters Sailing yacht Aglaia with sail art by Magne Furuholmen - Photo by Christopher Scholey

Aglaia is a spectacular 66m sloop-rigged aluminium sailing yacht built by Vitters with a low superstructure and a clean deck.  Yacht Aglaia’s rig is all carbon with EC6 rigging and gives a sail area to displacement ratio equivalent to a racing yacht. This Dubois design breaks new grounds in several areas – not just the length of this sloop but in the design and all the engineering, innovation, technique and craftsmanship coming together.

The performance sloop Aglaia’s design brief asked for an all-weather performance sailer with sleek and clean lines. In addition, requirements were stated for sailing, steering and manoeuvrability. With the motto to develop a 60m+ yacht that sails like a dinghy, the design team set specific targets like hoisting the main sail in less than two minutes and tacking the boat within 30 seconds. The 83m carbon mast one of the tallest in the world and is the largest ever produced by Southern Spars and had to be transported to The Netherlands in two pieces. The three-dimensionally curved glass in the deckhouse has a spectacular light effect and gives undistorted panoramic views.

Vitters sailing yacht Aglaia with curved glass in the deckhouse

Vitters sailing yacht Aglaia with curved glass in the deckhouse

For performance reasons, the Owner and Naval Architect Dubois chose to avoid a double headstay. The size and weight of the Staysail and Code 1 implied difficult manual handling. This challenged them to develop an innovative storage system on two drums in the forepeak. In addition, they designed an inline furler for the Staysail. This new type of furler significantly increases safety of the crew by completely avoiding manual handling for large sail hoisting and setting.

Vitters Sailing yacht Aglaia with sail art by Magne Furuholmen

Vitters Sailing yacht Aglaia with sail art by Magne Furuholmen

While designing yacht Alaia’s magnificent sail artwork, Magne Furuholmen took a modern approach to portrait paintings of 100 years ago. The sail artwork is his interpretation of a history that has a connection to the context in which the work was going to be placed and a connection to that person who he was portraying.

The new artwork on the Aglaia yachts sail by Norwegian artist Magne Furuholmen includes letters from the names of the owner’s family. He began with the Christian names of the owner’s family, with letters becoming a ‘personal alphabet’ to generate words. With these he created an abstract narrative (in the orange sections) – a family portrait in text.

Sailing yacht Aglaia with sail art by Magne Furuholmen - Photo by Christopher Scholey.

Sailing yacht Aglaia with sail art by Magne Furuholmen - Photo by Christopher Scholey.

The final version of Aglaia’s sail was produced by the expert sail painters Harris Sailpainting, in Majorca.

Please see a vidoe below of sailing yacht AGLAIA in action

The Aglaia superyacht was named after the Greek goddess of beauty and splendour.

Photo’s by Christopher Scholey and Rick Tomlinson

Esimit Europa 2 superyacht breaks the Monaco-Porto Cervo Wally Record

August 28, 2012

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Organised under the initiative of the Monaco-based Wally shipyard, in partnership with the Yacht Club de Monaco as well as the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the 100ft sailing yacht Esimit Europa 2 crossed the finish line of the Wally Record at 3.10pm and 18 seconds. This well known world speed record between Monaco and Sardinia is recognised by the World Sailing Speed Record Council (international authority in place to validate sailing records).

30-metre sailing yacht Esimit Europa 2

30-metre sailing yacht Esimit Europa 2

Under 10 hours, 13 minutes and 42 seconds, at an impressive speed of 18 nautical miles for a mono-hull, the prestigious maxi owned by Igor Simcic, luxury yacht Esimit Europa 2, smashed the existing record set in 2003 by the Wally sailing yacht Nariida, of 15 hours 25 minutes and 9 seconds.

Having left Monaco at 4.56am and 36 seconds in a stiff 12-knot westerly breeze and after 185 nautical miles, the 33m sail yacht Esimit Europa 2 skippered by Jochen Schuemann, assisted by navigator Juan Vila, made the most of the ideal weather conditions, particularly the 25-knot Mistral near the finish line.

This latest record is the icing on the cake for the European crew flying the Monegasque flag, which has had a fantastic season this year. They beat the Giraglia Rolex Cup record (Saint-Tropez-San Remo via the Corsican cape) and took second place in corrected time in the Palermo-Montecarlo (having established the benchmark record in 2010).

Crew aboard Esimit Europa 2 yacht celebrating

Crew aboard Esimit Europa 2 yacht celebrating

A top performance warmly acknowledged by Riccardo Bonadeo, Commodore of the YCCS and Bernard d’Alessandri, Secretary General du YCM, as well as Luca Bassani Antivari, Wally Yachts CEO and founder and the man behind this record-setting event open to all mono-hull sailing yachts: “All my sincerest congratulations go to the crew on Esimit Europa 2! You have represented in fine style the spirit of this trophy and the raison d’être of the Wally brand: sailing at high speed and having fun!”

The new record calls out to be challenged and already the 66 meters long megayacht Aglaia, designed in 2011 by Dubois Naval Architects and skippered by the Norwegian Kjell Rokke, has announced her intention to beat this record in September 2012.

STP hoists super sloop Aglaia

May 08, 2012

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Sailing Yacht Aglaia, the largest yacht ever to have been lifted out of the water in Mallorca, was hoisted by STP at the weekend. 66m super sloop AGLAIA also boasts the second longest mast in the world at 83 metres.

Sailing yacht AGLAIA hoisted by STP in Mallorca

Sailing yacht AGLAIA hoisted by STP in Mallorca

Speaking to STP News, superyacht Aglaia’s captain, Marc Stevens, considered that safety must come first for big boats like this one. That is why he chose STP for hoisting this spectacular super-sloop: safety measures are a core value for STP, whose premises have recently been upgraded to meet the highest standards of quality and innovation. Having worked with STP since 2008, Aglaia’s captain confirmed that he has every confidence in the STP team’s professionalism – all the more so since the intricate job of hoisting her was carried off successfully. After first being launched in September 2011 the sailing yacht moored at STP to have all the operations to improve the rigging mechanisms carried out, and now she’s been lifted out of the water for antifouling painting, work on her superstructure, and other servicing.

STP-Servicios Técnicos Portuarios (Harbour Technical Group) is part of the IPM Group of recreational sailing sector companies in Mallorca, Ibiza and Valencia, which manages marinas and boatyards, including Marina Port de Mallorca and Varadero Valencia, along with others, in such a way that they work together seamlessly to provide exclusive advantages and very special terms for their loyalest clients. Thereby STP offers added value unmatched by any other boatyard in the Mediterranean.


Travel lift: 5 with a capacity of over 750 tonnes

Area on land: 55,000 m2

Berths: 50 for vessels of up to 90 metres

Sailing Yacht Aglaia:

Length: 66 metres

Mast: 83 metres long

Weight: 560 tonnes

66 Metre Superyacht AGLAIA by Vitters & Dubois

April 20, 2011

Written by Mike Smith

Sailing yacht AGLAIA at 66 metres (216.5 ft) was launched earlier in March by Dutch Shipyard Vitters a well known high quality super sailing yacht Shipyard. The Superyacht AGLAIA sloop (hull number 3063) is a huge modern luxury yacht as designed by Dubois Naval Architects with interior design by Redman Whitely Dixon.   S/Y AGLAIA was actually launched to water on Thursday 3rd March at the Vitters shipyard in Zwartsluis, The Netherlands after being barged to Harlingen where the yacht’s sloop mast was also stepped.

One interesting point about this sailing yacht is her massive mast. As she is a sloop she needs one very tall and technologically advanced mast which stands over 80 meters above her deck and even further above the water line. Superyacht AGLAIA also features one of the largest composite rudders created to date.

The AGLAIA yacht is the largest Vitters boat that has launched so far. She has racing yacht performance due to her powerful rig, long waterline length, light weight and lifting keel, which when full extended provides enviable upwind pointing and speed. a futuristic Vitters superyacht she makes a very impressive sight.

Vitters Sailing yacht AGLAIA by Dubois Naval Architects Photo credit  Breman

Vitters Sailing yacht AGLAIA by Dubois Naval Architects Photo credit Breman

Brief Specifications of Vitter’s Aglaia Super Sailing Yacht:

Length hull overall: 66 m / 217 ft
Beam (max): 10,3 m / 190 ft
Draft: 4.9 m (16 ft) keel up / 9.0 m (30 ft) keel down
Gross tonnage: 494
Ballast: 100 tonnes
Mast: 83 m / 272 ft
Sail area (sum): 2370 sqm
Main engines: 2 x Caterpillar C18
Power per engine: 532 kW at 2100 rpm
Fuel – total tank capacity: 50,000 litres
Architect: Dubois Naval Architects
Interior architect: Redman Whitely Dixon

Two C-18 Catipillar diesel engines drive yacht Aglaia to over 13 knots with their 532 kW at 2100 rpm. The yacht began as Dubois Yacht’s P 1409 sailing yacht design which had a model shown at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Vitters Shipyard is a well established and respected custom yacht builder situated in Zwartsluis, The Netherlands. The facility opened in 1990 and has delivered an impressive list of yachts,  working with top designers, up to 75 meter in length.

Dubois Yachts
Yacht design P 1409: “This exciting new concept is currently under development. At 65m, this yacht combines our racing-design experience with our expert knowledge of world-cruising requirements; reliability, seaworthiness and strength. With racing yacht performance by virtue of the lifting keel and a sleek, novel appearance, this yacht will be a ground breaker. Tank and wind tunnel testing is being conducted throughout November and December. A model of the yacht was on our stand at the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show.”

Equiplite Europe – SP supplied the yacht’s deck hardware and running rigging hardware. Equiplite Europe worked closely together with Vitter’s Shipyard on ‘Aglaia’ to customize the deck set up. The boat has an ideal balance between sailing performance, style and great comfort.