This high-performance, carbon-fibre sailing yacht has been two years in build. The hull was constructed by Green Marine, Vitters Shipyard composite subsidiary in Southampton (UK). The project was managed by Klaus Allebrodt of A2B Consulting.
Dutch shipyard Vitters has announced that Missy, a 33m high-performance, carbon-fibre sloop, was transported to its facility at Harlingen where she will be commissioned in preparation for sea trials next week.
Missy has been two years in build. Green Marine, Vitters’ composite subsidiary in Southampton (UK) constructed the hull and the shipyard worked on the outfitting. The project was managed by Klaus Allebrodt of A2B Consulting.
She was built with foam cored pre-preg, in a female mould. The carbon fibre laminate reduces her internal structure and increases interior volume, Vitters explains.
Above deck, the carbon-fibre mast is from Southern Spars (with ECsix carbon rigging) and her sail wardrobe is from North Sails. She has a 7.5m beam and lifting keel.
Commenting on the project, Louis Hamming of Vitters Shipyard, says: “Missy has a spacious, comfortable interior in which a lot of attention was devoted to the efficient use of available space on board. The compact engine room is fitted with a great amount of equipment and state of the art technology, while no compromises has been made on comfort or the use of advanced technologies.”
Designed by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design for a client with performance cruising in mind, she has been engineered by Pure Composite in New Zealand.
“I’ve been in the superyacht business for 30 years, producing designs across a broad expanse of style, but it’s been a particularly exciting experience to design this superyacht for a new client, helping him transition from his knowledge of production boats to a fully-customised superyacht,” comments Malcolm McKeon.
Missy is not the first design to be built by Vitters Shipyard that McKeon has been involved with, but she is the first from the drawing boards of his own design studio. Vitters says this project offered the opportunity to extend its work in high-performance, lightweight construction.
Her glass superstructure features heat reflective interlayers, helping to keep the saloon cool in warmer climates.
The yacht also benefits from a fully automated bimini and dodger system that, when stowed, sits flush with the low profile superstructure.
The cockpit seating arrangement is another interesting aspect for a yacht of this size, the superyacht builder claims. This area allows for guests to rest unhindered, safely nestled in comfort, whilst the yacht is underway, even during sailing manoeuvres.
Onboard accommodation comprises the owner’s suite is forward, with three guest cabins, two forward and one aft thus Missy can sleeps eight people plus a Pullman berth.
The yacht provides accommodation for a crew of four in two twin cabins, both en-suite with separate stall showers.
A 4.1m tender, sailing dinghy and other water sports equipment are housed in the lazarette.