Palma-based STP Shipyard has announced sailingyacht Hetairos was successfully hauled out of the water at its facility. The lift operation took place on Thursday last week and is the largest ever done in the Balearics.

With 66.7m in length, this ketch came out of the water to have a hull revision and maintenance work, and its plans are to go back in the water in a few days.

Hetairos was built by Baltic Yachts and was launched in May of 2011, but the design process began four years before by the hands of Reichel/Pugh naval architects.

During her construction the yacht was called a Panamax Project because it is a term applied to vessels with maximum allowable size to pass through the Panama Canal, and in the case of Hetairos referred to the maximum height of the mast: 62.5m.

This is because the premise when building it was to create the fastest and largest superyacht able to pass through the Panama Canal.

Hetairos has the capacity to accommodate 10 guests and 10 crew distributed in eight cabins plus the main owner’s suite and the captain’s cabin.