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Largest Private Yacht Charter Sailing Ketch In The World

BEAM 14.5 (48′)
DRAFT 5.3 (17′)
LENGTH 86 (282′)
BUILT 2016
MANUFACTURER Oceanco and Vitters Collaboration
PRICE FROM €400,000 / Per Week

3 x 8 meter Tenders
2 Kayaks
2 Paddleboards
2 RS Aero Sailing Dinghy's
8 Sets of SCUBA dive gear
Wakeboards (multiple sizes)
Waterskis (multiple sizes)
Exercise Bike
Vibration Plate
Hand weights
Yoga mats
Deck jacuzzi hot tub

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It took two storied Dutch shipyards to collaborate and build sail yacht AQUIJO, the largest private ketch on earth.  The 83 meter yacht was jointly created by Dutch shipyards Oceanco and Vitters with each yard handling their respective fields of expertise.  This massive private yacht charter vessel accommodates up to 12 charter guests and boasts four decks in a superstructure designed to merge indoor and outdoor living areas.  Her long, clear sight lines are credited to Tripp Design Naval Architecture, with the studio of Dölker + Voges responsible for Oceanco and Vitters yacht AQUIJO interior design.

The steering system for sailing yacht AQUIJO was designed and developed by Vitters. It works by translating the hydrodynamic forces on the yacht’s rudder blades directly to the steering wheels in the flybridge.  This provides the helmsman with immediate feedback, and eases the ability to sail and change directions without disturbing charter guests.

Boarding the vessel’s main deck from the aft, visitors see an immense al-fresco dining table which can seat 20. The table can also be separated into two smaller tables that seat six at each.  A wet bar is positioned near the doors that lead into the main salon.  The main salon offers comfortable seating for 10. Forward of the salon is the private dining room with elegant seating for 20 guests.

Moving up to the Sundeck (fly bridge) there are two helm stations serving as the main control station for the crew to sail the vessel.  Guest will find comfortable sofas where they can watch the crew sail the yacht, or watch the scenery pass by.  In the aft area of the deck there is a Jacuzzi style hit tub and sun pad for lounging and sun worship.

Off the main deck is the aft deck – a large area with a selection of sofa seating and room for the crew to set up a barbeque.  An interesting conversation piece is the large skylight in the deck floor that illuminates the Beach Club below.  The aft deck extends down a small flight of wide stairs to the swimming platform. This is a popular feature commonly found on large motoryachts, but rarely found on sailing yachts as only the largest sailboats have the necessary space for a relaxation deck so close to the water’s edge.

The yacht’s beach club is truly a masterpiece, as it is believed no other sailing yacht has a full-sized Wellness center with so many amenities.  It features a teak and sculpted wooden interior by  the craftsmen at the Oceanco shipyard.   Amenities in this spa area include a hot tub, roomy sauna and steam room.  An aft door opens to allow views of the outdoors from the hot tub.

At the front of the yacht is the Foredeck, a quiet area away from the other decks.  Here guests can sit in sofas and feel the full force of the wind and listening to the waves pound against the bow.