Type: Fast cruising sloop
Shipyard: Vitters Shipyard
LOA: 143 ft
Beam: 29 ft
Draft: 19 ft (keel up 12 ft)
Mast: 173 ft
Displacement: 190 t
In July 2006, the Dutch-based Vitters Shipyard delivered the 141.08 ft sailing yacht MYSTÈRE, designed by naval architect Bill Tripp with interiors by Dick Young Designs, to her owner. Built with an Alustar hull and carbon superstructure to the highest standards, she is a fast and responsive seagoing world-class cruising vessel which sails well in low speed winds and performs in a breeze too.
The lifting keel allows a reduction in draft from 62.34 to 39.37 ft combining access to shoal water with excellent sailing characteristics and stability. The powerful sail plan includes a fully battened mainsail, a full genoa and staysail on furlers, a Code 0 and an asymmetric spinnaker.
The exterior is a low pilothouse on a flush deck with hidden winches and below-deck sheet leads. The cockpit is sunk below deck level with a protective coaming. A separate owner’s cockpit aft acts as the private terrace leading to the owner’s suite.
The interior is by Dick Young Designs in a clean, but warm style, featuring a large pilothouse salon with large panoramic windows and accommodation for seven guests with a crew of six.
MYSTÈRE emphasized her qualities by winning the World Superyacht Award 2007 as “Best Sailing Yacht 98.43 ft to 144.36 ft and “Best Sailing Yacht Exterior Styling”.