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:
- 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.
- 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.