Known as MM33 for the moment, Vitters Shipyard signed a new 33 metre sloop sailing yacht. The yacht is designed by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design with interiors by Design Unlimited.
Special attention is being given to the engineering of the composite structure to minimise weight. This work is being carried out by Pure Composite Engineering using a thick-foam core and carbon fibre laminate to reduce internal structure, thus increasing interior volume.
Inside, she will be light and airy, inundated with natural light from the glass roof above the saloon. The glass roof is openable, and comes with a heat-reflective film on an inner layer of the glass, eliminating the risk of sun rays uncomfortably heating up the inside of the boat. Although the number of guests she will accommodate is yet to be confirmed, guest staterooms will be forward and crew will be aft, with aft-deck access.
She will be a composite and carbon fibre yacht with a generously proportioned sail plan and a lifting keel. She is intended to be as lightweight as possible, with sound and vibration control being noted as a high priority.
The project is being managed by A2B Maritime and the spars are being supplied by Southern Spars of New Zealand. The C.N.C. female tooling is currently being assembled at Vitters’ composite subsidiary, Green Marine in the UK, with the first laminations of carbon fibre being laid at the end of September. Once the composite work is finished, she will be shipped to Vitters in Holland to be fitted out with final delivery planned for spring 2016.