In October 2008, Alloy Yachts began building the largest sailing yacht in their yard to date, the 220’ Philippe Briand ketch Vertigo. She will be the largest yacht to ever launch in New Zeland and is scheduled to be delivered to her owners in early 2011.
Phillippe Briand’s brief from the client was to make a performance sailing yacht capable of world cruising. Vertigo has an almost vertical bow and consequently a greater waterline lengththus making for a considerable improvement in speed both under sail and engine power.
The interior design of the yacht was created by renowned French designer Christian Liaigre. The interior color panel is light; the basic ingredients are walnut with the expanses of white surfaces and darkened sand blasted woods.
A spacious owner’s cabin is located on the lower deck and includes his-her ensuite bathroom almost as big as the bedroom. There is a direct access to the lazarette, which is situated in the middle of the boat, and bathing platform. The lower deck also includes four comfortable guest cabins.
Particular attention was given to the exterior relaxing areas. The flying bridge is open but can be protected by a removable bimini top and a large dodge. Two lockers that house 2 x 6m tenders are located on the foredeck.
Powered by two Caterpillar engines, Vertigo is expected to reach speeds of almost 20 knots.
Specification of the Vertigo:
LOA: 67.2 m/220 ft
LWL: 61.0 m/200 ft
Beam: 12.53 m/41.1 ft
Draft: 5.05 m/16.5 ft
Sail Area: 5330 m²
Engines: 2 x Caterpillar C32 DI-TTA V12, 1400 BHP each @ 2300 RPM (1044 bkW)
Generators: 2 x Caterpillar C9 200kW
Fuel: 64,000 l
Water: 13,900 l
Builder: Alloy Yachts
Designer: Phillipe Briand Yacht Design
Interior Design: Christian Liaigre Interior Design
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