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Vitters Shipyard - "Aglaia" 66-Meter Sloop-Rigged Aluminium Yacht | Video

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Her name may be unassuming, but her body is quite spectacular. In fact, "Aglaia" now retains the title as the largest sailing yachts in the world. The design and naval architecture of Aglaia was the work of Dubois Naval Architects, with an interior outlined and completed by design firm Redman Whiteley Dixon, and built in the Vitters Shipyard. Stretching nearly 34-feet across at her widest point and a leggy 216-feet long, only her mast outshines her base, reaching over 80-meters above the deck, creating a displacement ratio similar to that of racing yachts. Two C-18 Caterpillar engines power her aluminum hull forward when the winds are low, each cranking out just over 700 horsepower and fed by 50,000 liter capacity fuel tanks. The Aglaia also holds the title for the largest composite rudder ever made as well as the largest piece of artwork on canvas, which was designed by Norwegian artist Magne Furuholmen, whose first claim to fame as the keyboardist in 80's New Wave band A-ha. With the sailing season underway, you can now find the Aglaia floating in the warm Mediterranean Sea. Or, if you just so happen to now have the time or the means to see her first hand, in the clip after the jump.