Vitters launches the 140ft SY 'Sarissa'...

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Vitters launches the 140ft SY 'Sarissa'...

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She’s an all-carbon high-performance lift-keel sloop. Photos: Albert Brunsting.

JUNE 2011

Vitters Shipyard has given SY Sarissa her technical launch. The 42.6m (140ft) high-performance lift-keel sloop was transported by barge from the yard in Zwartsluis to Harlingen on June 24. The splash took place today, June 27, and her mast is already stepped.
She was designed by Bill Tripp for success on the big-yacht regatta circuit and rates as one of the world’s largest all-carbon sailboats. She has a 51m (167ft) all-carbon Southern Spars mast and boom and EC6 rigging. Indeed, all her systems have been designed for minimal weight. Overall she will displace 135 tonnes. Even her Rhoades Young-drawn interior joinery is Nomex-cored ‒ faced with a combination of light striped oak, dark Italian walnut and India rosewood.
Jens Cornelsen’s team has handled the project management.
The Sarissa order was signed in August ’08, just prior to the financial crisis. Vitters’ fit-out teams took just 11 months to fit-out the hull, which was laminated by its UK-based subsidiary Green Marine. Handover is in July.

Basic Spec ‒ Vitters’ Sarissa...
LOA: 42.6m (138ft)
Max Beam: 8.6m (28ft)
‒ 4.0m (13ft) keel up
‒ 6.2m (20ft) keel down
Ballast: 38 tonnes
Hull: Carbon composite
Mast: 51m (167ft)
Main Engine: 490bhp (366kW) Caterpillar C12 DI-TA C
Fuel: 12.000 litres (3171 US gals)
Design: Bill Tripp Naval Architecture.
Interior Design: Rhoades Young Design

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