sailing yacht Sharlou

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43m sailing yacht Sharlou completes seven-month refit

20 May 2022 • Written by Holly Overton


Sail Yacht
Vitters ·  42 m ·  2011

The 43 metre Vitters sailing yacht Sharlou has completed a seven-month refit at the Atlantic Refit Center in France.

Sharlou arrived at the shipyard in La Rochelle in September 2021 and has been undergoing maintenance and refit work in a dry dock. She has now been relaunched following sea trials and will be redelivered to her owner later this month.

Designed by Tripp Design Naval Architecture and delivered in 2011 as Sarissa, the refit coincides with the yacht's 10 year anniversary. In addition to a 10-year class survey, Sharlou received a full repaint of both the hull and superstructure as well as the mast and boom.

Sharlou's furlers and rigging have been overhauled as well as her main engine. All of the lighting systems onboard have been replaced with LEDs and a new entertainment and communication system has been installed to "future proof" the yacht for the next 10 years.

For the interior, modifications were made to the master cabin as well as technical access improvements for easier maintenance.

Sharlou features a carbon hull with twin helm stations and a set of black 3D sails. A section of the aft cockpit can be flooded to create a paddling pool, while a convertible dodger and bimini are stowed within the superstructure, providing shade when needed.

Below deck, Sharlou features a flexible five-cabin configuration, comprised of a full-beam master suite, VIP suite and VIP double, a guest cabin that can be converted to a twin, and a three berth cabin with fixed bunks. Her current interior, courtesy of Rhoades Young Design, is decorated in a neutral colour palette with lined oak panelling throughout.

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Vitters   42 m •  2011

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