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.
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.
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.