The high-performance 85-metre sailing yacht Aquijo has been handed over to her owner by Vitters and Oceanco.
The yacht, which went by the build name of Project 85, was launched last year. Naval architecture and exterior design is by Tripp Design with the interior created by Dölker + Voges. Both yards worked closely together throughout all stages of the build.
Vitters describes her as “a ground-breaking sailing superyacht that integrates outstanding sailing performance, state-of-the-art technology and reliability, with exceptional space, comfort and luxury”. The superstructure is designed to blur the boundaries between inside social spaces and outside deck areas, and offers long, clear sightlines throughout. Her interior boasts a contemporary style. The project was managed by Master Yachts, the owner’s representative.
Aquijo incorporates an innovative steering system, developed by Vitters, which translates the hydrodynamic forces of the underwater rudder blades directly to the flybridge steering wheels. “This provides the helmsman with immediate feedback and acute sensitivity to the feel of the boat, allowing him to experience the pleasure of sailing the yacht to its maximum potential,” the yard says.
Her 90-metre masts are two of the tallest in the world, while her performance sailplan is set up to be safe, reliable and simple to handle.