Marie is one of the most recently launched yachts by Vitters Shipyard. This 180 ft classic ketch is a living proof of the successful combination of classic lines and modern performance. The use of the most modern technology and the latest knowledge in rigging resulted in a knot above true wind speed during the first sailing trips. Below deck Marie has an advanced hydraulic system controlling the captive and drum winches, bow and stern thrusters and the other hydraulic functions – all controlled with an in-house developed PLC-system.
Marie’s traditional lines have been optimized using modern tank test facilities and simulations. The carbon fibre masts
can carry up to 3300 square metre of sail, with infurling booms for main and mizzen sails.
The Owners chose to make use of the successful cooperation between Vitters Shipyard, Hoek Design and Nigel Ingram,
a team that also made sailing yachts like the triple award-winning Adèle and Erica XII.
Marie’s interior is designed by David Easton Design together with Hoek Design and features a specific privacy concept.
The aft owner’s cabin is directly connected to an owner’s deckhouse and aft cockpit. The two helm stations are
incorporated in the main cockpit forward of the owner’s deckhouse.