Alloy Yachts slips the mighty ‘Vertigo’...

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Alloy Yachts slips the mighty ‘Vertigo’...

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She’s the Philippe Briand-designed 67.2m super-ketch; at 837GT she's big!


Today, following a 29-month build programme, the team at Alloy Yachts finally slipped ‘AY41’, the mighty all-aluminium 67.2m (220ft) Vertigo. She went into the water behind the Henderson, near Auckland yard on the usual float-raft; the creek there is too shallow for her to depart on her own bottom. At 837GT, she is the largest yacht to be built at Alloy Yachts and also just happens to be the largest luxury yacht to launch in New Zealand and the largest sailing yacht to have ever been built in the Southern Hemisphere.
SY Vertigo was designed by Philippe Briand, and has an ultra-modern interior designed by Christian Liaigre; we understand the basic ingredients of that are walnut and clawed-oak veneers, Oberflex decking, and anodized aluminium and stainless steel detailing. She will soon received her Southern Spars’ composite masts and booms and E6 rigging in Auckland’s Viaduct Basin and commence her sea-trials.
She is expected to finally depart New Zealand in May/June.

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