Truly Classic 128 yacht Vijonara delivered by Pendennis
by Chris Jefferies
The 38.8 metre sloop-rigged sailing superyacht was built from aluminium for a knowledgeable client with extensive sailing experience, the British yard added.
“This project has been a fantastic experience from start to finish,” commented naval architect Andre Hoek. “The owners had a distinct vision for her customisation to suit their lifestyle, and she has been optimised extensively for performance.”
A notable feature of her Southern Spars rigging is a 2.85 metre bowsprit that allows Vijonara to fly a downwind asymmetric spinnaker or a Code sail. Meanwhile, the deck layout was optimised to suit the owner’s requirements, with the helm station situated in front of the aft deckhouse, enabling the helmsman to remain in close contact with the guests in the adjacent cockpit.
Moving inside, Vijonara boasts a comfortable layout that was designed around the needs of family cruising. Accommodation is for up to six guests split across three staterooms including an owner’s suite, a double cabin and a twin cabin. Three further cabins allow for a crew of up to five people.
The interior décor is luxurious in tone, with Sapele mahogany flat panelling and traditional detailing, as well as Italian walnut floors with a maple margin seam. The owners collaborated with Hermès to create a bespoke set of interior fittings including the desk area, several sofas, two club seats, and a world map made of leather marquetry.
Mike Carr, managing director at Pendennis, added: “Vijonara will be a fitting complement to the yard’s 30th anniversary celebrations at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.”