Aquijo is the first delivery in 2016 for both shipyards, and is now one of the largest sailing superyachts in the world. Both yards worked closely together throughout all stages of the project, which previously went under the name P85/3069/Y711 and was managed by Master Yachts, the owner’s representatives.
According to a statement by Oceanco, Aquijo combines “outstanding sailing performances, state-of-the-art technology and reliability, with exceptional space, comfort and luxury – a combination rarely found on sailing yachts.”
Naval architecture and exterior design has been completed by Tripp Design Naval Architecture, with a modern, comfortable interior design created by Dölker + Voges. Aquijo’s masts are some of the tallest in the world, measuring 90m, and Oceanco says her superstructure is “designed to blur the boundaries between inside social spaces and outside deck areas, and offers long clear sight lines throughout.”
When working on Aquijo, Vitters developed a unique steering system, which “translates the hydrodynamic forces of the underwater rudder blades directly to the flybridge steering wheels, providing the helmsman with immediate feedback and acute sensitivity to the feel of the boat.
“Aquijo pioneers new territory on multiple fronts; she is an astonishing sight to behold as she sets off to sail the world’s oceans.”