Monday, June 27th, 2011

Largest Carbon Sloop Launched

Vitters Shipyard in Holland has launched its largest sloop to date.
At 42.6 meters (138ft), Sarissa is the largest carbon sloop ever built in the Netherlands, and one of the largest worldwide.
Her hull was built by UK based Green Marine a company now owned by the Vitters Group
Her lightweight construction and rigging with her state of the art systems and lifting keel are only a few characteristics of this performance focused design by naval architect Bill Tripp.
The distinctive interior design by Rhoades Young, ensures a stylish and comfortable stay on board and combines various finishes including:
  • Carbon
  • Glass
  • Stainless steel
  • Leather and several types of wood
Sarissa was transported by barge from Vitters Shipyard in Zwartsluis to Harlingen where the 51 metre (167ft) mast was stepped.
Specifications
  • Length hull overall                        42.6 m (138 ft)
  • Beam (max)                                    8.6 m (28 ft)
  • Draft                                                4.0 m (13 ft) keel up / 6.2 m (20 ft)
  • Ballast                                              38 tonnes
  • Hull                                                  Carbon composite, Green Marine
  • Mast                                                 51 m (167 ft)
  • Main engine                                   Caterpillar C12, DI-TA, C-rating
  • Power                                              490 bhp (366 kW) at 2300 rpm
  • Fuel tank capacity                         12.000 litres
  • Architect                                         Bill Tripp Naval Architecture Inc.
  • Interior architect                           Rhoades Young Design Ltd.

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