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Credit: Guy Fleury

Vitters delivers 59m sailing yacht Maximus

18 December 2023 • Written by Katia Damborsky

The 59-metre Vitters sailing yacht Maximus, formerly known as Project 3090, has been delivered. She made her first stop in the Cornish town of  Falmouth in the UK, and will continue her journey to the Caribbean for the regatta season. 

Credit: Guy Fleury

Work began on the ketch-rigged sailing yacht in summer 2021 and the project was seen in daylight for the first time in May 2022 when the hull briefly left the construction shed in Zwartsluis to be turned. The 59-metre Maximus is now the third largest Vitters yacht on the water after the 85.9-metre Aquijo and 66-metre Anatta.

Vitters confirmed that the project is designed as a performance cruiser with an interior volume of 299 GT and design and naval architecture by Germán Frers. The shipyard later described the model as a "wolf in sheep's clothing" with twin rudders and a lifting keel with a minimum draught of five metres and a maximum draught of eight metres.

Credit: Guy Fleury

Other details revealed by the newly released images show a flush deck and a raised deckhouse for a classic look, plus a saloon with wraparound windows for panoramic views while on board.

Maximus was one of three projects currently under construction at the shipyard, together with Project 4090, a 44-metre fast cruising sloop due to hit the water in 2024, and the 69-metre Vitters 3094 (Project Zero) which has been designed in collaboration with Vripack

Following her delivery, Maximus will make a splash on the regatta circuit at the St Barths Bucket 2024.

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