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May 2005

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In the summer of 2006 Holland, a country boasting some of the world's most famous super-yacht shipyards, will host the launching of "Mystère", a 143-ft sloop designed by Tripp Design for Vitters Shipyard. The hull of the "Mystère" will be built of aluminium, the superstructures of composite and its essential lines will be those of a sloop designed for fast cruising. The hull will be developed so as to achieve the maximum wet surface and will have a length/beam ratio favouring the former. The deck design includes a deckhouse with a rather low, sporty profile, a solution which will not, however, detract from the boat's interior liveability. The choice of a flush main-deck will guarantee excellent visibility from the steering position, which will be equipped with a double helm. "Mystère" will be equipped with a 5.75-m retractable keel, ensuring excellent stability when extended and facilitating port manoeuvres when retracted (to a minimum of 3.75 m). The interiors will be designed by Dick Young Designs and will be done in cherry wood. The interior layout provides for an owner's suite and three guest cabins, as well as quarters for the crew of six.

For further information: Vitters Shipyard BV, Stouweveg 33, 8064 PD Zwartsluis, Holland: tel.: +31 (0)38 3867145; fax: +31 (0)38 3868433; website:; e-mail: .

LOA: 43.20 m
Length at the waterline: 38.50 m
Max beam: 8.80 m
Minimum immersion: 3.75 m
Maximum immersion: 5.75 m
Displacement unloaded: 170,000 kg
Naval architecture and exterior design: Bill Tripp Design
Interior design: Dick Young Designs.