After her Northwest Passage adventures, the 45-metre Vripack is to embark on some further epic voyaging
The 45-metre steel-and-aluminium Vripak Latitude has some great new adventures planned. After two transits of the Northwest Passage, the globe-trotting yacht is now in Orams Shipyard in Auckland for what her captain Sean Meagher says is “a facelift and some modifications in the engineroom”. Latitude’s latest adventures begin in late August, with the 1,150-nautical-mile cruise to Fiji.
• Read about Latitude’s Northwest Passage adventures here
After some weeks exploring the archipelago, Latitude will head for Vanuatu. Among the places on the yacht’s to-do list is the Maskelin Islands – “A great little archipelago with good dives, and every night at sunset 100 dolphins swim through the anchorage,” says Sean. The Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand follow before the end of the year.
The New Year starts with cruises to Burma, the Andaman Islands, Sri Lanka and India, before Latitude heads to European waters through the Suez Canal. After exploring the Med, the yacht will visit London and Norway. We look forward to following Latitude’s latest adventures in SuperYacht World.