Divine Lines: The 33m Vitters S/Y Missy
The slim carbon fiber hull of the Vitters Superyacht Missy gracefully slipped onto the water July 26, launched from her perch at Green Marine in Southampton. On her way to the shipyard at Harlingen in anticipation of outfitting and commissioning, sea trials were scheduled for the following week.
The 33-meter sloop-rigged Malcolm McKeon design sets a distinctive profile, appearing chic and refined where others, by comparison, appear boxy and dated. McKeon has worked with Vitters before, but this divine yacht is the first to come from McKeon’s own studio, with interiors by Design Unlimited and project management by A2B Maritime Consultants’ Klaus Allebrodt.
Designed for a customer with significant production yacht experience, this fully customized, high performance sailing yacht proves both confection and workhorse, seamlessly integrating the comfort of a posh family apartment with the details of a superior sailing vessel. Missy’s slim, 24.6 ft/7.5m beam supports an enviable wardrobe of North Sails, a carbon fiber mast from Southern Spars, carbon fiber ECSix rigging, and lifting keel. An expansive glass canopy lightens and brightens the split level saloon, while integral heat-reflecting layers guard temperatures. Automatically controlled, the chic bimini and dodger system stow flush with Missy’s low profile superstructure, honoring the super-smooth line.
Owing to excellent soundproofing and thermal adjustment, the yacht is a superb combination of quiet, lightweight, haute style tucked into a foam cored pre-preg, female mold hull from New Zealand’s Pure Composite. A forward owner’s suite is complemented by three guest cabins and Pullman berth for eight total guest beds, with accommodations for four crew in two twin en suite cabins and separate crew mess. Look for Missy’s elegant appearance, exploring the Caribbean prior to departing for a global cruise itinerary.