The 85m ketch-rigged high-performance sailing yacht AQUIJO is a collaboration between Dutch shipyards Vitters and Oceanco.

Vitters is well-known for large sailing yachts and Oceanco is a specialist for even bigger motor yachts. Her exterior design and naval architecture were delivered by Tripp Design, while her interior design was made by the Hamburg-based design office Dölker + Voges.

Although AQUIJO is very big for a sailing yacht, her profile looks sporty to emphasize her promise to be the world’s largest high-performance ketch with a two-deck superstructure (and a flybridge on top) for a lot of space inside and outside.

Sailors like me are fans of rudder feedback which is not really given on big yachts. Vitters developed a rudder system which translates the hydrodynamic forces to the steering wheels on the flybridge.

Her interior is clean, contemporary and modern. The forwarded mast has a height of 90m and is one of the tallest in the world.

Many wishes for a lot of fun and safety journeys to AQUIJO‘s owner and the crew.