Oceanco's First Sailing Yacht AQUIJO Completes First Sea Trials

Oceanco's First Sailing Yacht AQUIJO Completes First Sea Trials

Oceanco's first ever sailing yacht build, the impressive 85m/279ft superyacht AQUIJO (Y711) has been seen successfully completed her first sea trials in the North Sea, following her launch in early May.

The product of the combined expertise of Dutch shipyards Oceanco and Vitters, the all-aluminium ketch-rigged AQUIJO features naval architecture and striking exterior styling by the esteemed Bill Tripp.

Her dark navy blue hull was built by Oceanco's subcontractor Zwijnenburg, with her superstructure created by Aluship.

Designed for seamless long-range worldwide cruising for the utmost privacy, the direction of AQUIJO's interior styling, by German studio Dölker + Voge is not yet known. It is clear she will accommodate 12 guests, and travel with an experienced crew of 18, however.

She will feature a bespoke steering system designed by the Vitters team, which translates hydrodynamic forces on the underwater rudder blades straight to the fly bridge steering wheels, giving a Captain automatic feedback.

On delivery, sailing yacht AQUIJO will be the 5th largest sailing yacht in the world, and the 8th largest Oceanco superyacht, eclipsing 2007-build 81m/267ft charter yacht 'Alfa Nero.' The shipyard's largest superyacht built to date is the 95m/312ft motor yacht 'Indian Empress,' delivered in 2000.

While it is currently unknown whether she will join the global charter fleet, check back to YachtCharterFleet for all ongoing developments on this build.

In the meantime, compare all Oceanco superyachts available for charter.

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