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Missy, a 33-metre sailing yacht by Vitters, launched


Vitters-MissyVitters have recently completed their latest vessel, a 33-metre high performance, carbon-fibre, sloop-rigged yacht: she was transported to the shipyard’s facilities in Harlingen (the Netherlands), where she will be prepared for sea trials in the North Sea. The hull, named Missy, was designed for a client aiming to performance cruising.
Missy was engineered by New-Zealand-based Pure Composite, with a focus on noise and vibration reduction: lightweight composite panels, with great soundproofing and thermal insulating properties, offer a good combination of performance and comfort.
The yacht has been built by Green Marine, Vitters’ composite subsidiary in Southampton, with outfitting by the Dutch Shipyard. Construction was with foam cored pre-preg, in a female mould.  The carbon fibre laminate reduces her internal structure and increases interior volume.  Above deck, the carbon-fibre mast is from Southern Spars (with ECsix carbon rigging).
Missy was designed by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design. Vitters Shipyard had already collaborated with Malcolm McKeon in previous projects, but this is the first one handled by his own design studio: leaving the design in his hands allowed Vitters to extend their work in high-performance.
Design Unlimited created the yacht’s spacious and comfortable interior, with efficient use of available space onboard. The layout consists of four cabins below deck in total – an owner’s suite forward and three guest cabins amidships and aft – to accommodate up to eight guests. Missy will be run by four crew members, comfortably accommodated in two twin crew cabins. Across split-levels, the space encourages familial interaction more akin to apartment living than a sailing yacht. A 4.1m tender, sailing dinghy and other water sports equipment are housed in the lazarette.