Vitters signs contact for new 50-metre ketch
Vitters Shipyard in the Netherlands has signed a new order for a 50-metre classic performance ketch. Commissioned by an experienced owner primarily for cruising, the yacht will be built to Lloyd’s special service craft rules.
Delivery is scheduled for late 2019. The naval architect for this superyacht is Hoek Design and Rhoades Young Design is responsible for the interior styling. The yacht will have an aluminium hull, built in Alustar, with a centreboard keel and a carbon rig with in-boom furling.
A Vitters Shipyard spokesman said: “This new project is a fine example of why Vitters continues to attract knowledgeable sailors looking for the best possible sailing yacht. The owner was seeking the finest Dutch quality and admired our previous work. The fact that Vitters has the experience and flexibility to deliver this beautiful yacht in time for the 2019 season was a further benefit and we look forward to exceeding the owner’s high expectations.”