This 33 meter (108 ft) sailing yacht, with naval architecture and exterior styling by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design
is the first yacht delivered by Vitters Shipyard in cooperation with this new design studio.
The Vitters team has a relationship with Naval Architect Malcolm McKeon,
that goes back a long time and this project offered both the opportunity to extend their cooperation in high performance light weight construction.
The lightweight carbon fibre hull is constructed at Green Marine, Vitters’ subsidiary in Southampton.
This combined with carefully chosen equipment makes Missy a lightweight high-performance world cruiser.
Comfort and sailing charateristics are high on the agenda and Vitters Shipyard dedicated a vast amount of attention
to noise and vibration control, while keeping an eye on weight goals.
Sailing performance is of course paramount and the sail handling and control is state of the art.
Her lifting keel, with a stroke between 5.0 and 3.75 meter,
offers the combination between good upwind performance and access to shallow water and anchorages.
DESIGNER STATEMENT: MALCOLM MCKEON YACHT DESIGN
The initial brief from the client was that he wanted a comfortable world cruising yacht that was lightweight and fun to sail
as well as keeping his young family well protected in a safe environment.
The client wanted it to be made of composite, like his previous boat,
which would require less maintenance than an aluminium hull.
Construction of the hull and deck was done with foam cored pre-preg carbon fibre and built in a female mould.
The thick cored carbon fibre laminate reduces her internal structure and increases the interior volume.
The large glass canopy provides an open and airy feel to the saloon and is a welcome departure from the typical superstructure/ windscreen arrangement more often seen aboard sailing yachts.
“I’VE BEEN IN THE SUPERYACHT BUSINESS FOR 30 YEARS, PRODUCING DESIGNS ACROSS A BROAD EXPANSE OF STYLE, BUT IT’S BEEN A PARTICULARLY EXCITING EXPERIENCE TO DESIGN THIS SUPERYACHT FOR A NEW CLIENT, HELPING HIM TRANSITION FROM HIS KNOWLEDGE OF PRODUCTION BOATS TO A FULLY-CUSTOMISED SUPERYACHT.”
The interior styling, by Design Unlimited, is contemporary with the oak joinery finished in light grey,
complimented by textured accents that add warmth.
The interior layout is designed to cater for a family, with a light saloon, cosy TV snug and, unusually,
the galley is open-plan to the main saloon.
Across split-levels, the space encourages familial interaction more akin to apartment living than a sailing yacht.
The owner’s suite is forward, with three guest cabins, two forward and one aft – accommodating eight in total,
plus a Pullman berth.
The yacht has accommodation for four crew in two twin cabins, both en-suite with separate stall showers.
The crew mess is generously sized, and the space has an emphasis on crew comfort for extended periods at sea.
“MISSY HAS A SPACIOUS, COMFORTABLE INTERIOR IN WHICH A LOT OF ATTENTION WAS DEVOTED TO THE EFFICIENT USE OF AVAILABLE SPACE ON BOARD. THE COMPACT ENGINE ROOM IS FITTED WITH A GREAT AMOUNT OF EQUIPMENT AND STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY, WHILE NO COMPROMISES HAS BEEN MADE ON COMFORT OR THE USE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES.”
Type: 33m Performance CruisingSloop.
Builder: Vitters Shipyard | Hull subcontractor: Green Marine
Design: Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design
Interior Design: Design Unlimited
Owner’s Representative: A2B Maritime Consultants
Length hull overall: 33m | Delivery: 2016.