Jongert sailing yacht Ithaka now for sale at Van der Vliet
by Malcolm MacLean
Built by Jongert in aluminium in 2007 to a Doug Petersen design, Ithaka is the fifth hull in the yard's successful 2700M series. Lloyd’s classed, she has a modern interior in pear wood and accommodates six guests in three cabins while a 257hp Scania engine gives her a cruising speed of 8 knots.
Using the experience gained with earlier yachts in this series, naval architect Van Oossanen designed an ingenious wing keel with minimum draft and an elliptic balance rudder for better upwind performance and more stability. Ad van der Vliet comments: 'She is by far the best thought-out yacht of this range and offers uncompromised comfort and the latest technology.'