Vertigo returning to Asia for charters
Published: Monday, 17 June 2013
The beautiful 67.2-metre ketch, Vertigo, belonging to media mogul Rupert Murdoch, will be heading back to South East Asia during the European winter season and will be available for charter through Y.CO. It will reach the Maldives on 1 November and then be in the Southeast Asian region by 1 December.
Vertigo has a powerful sail plan and a near vertical bow, giving her greater waterline length. These combine to allow her to achieve speeds of up to 20 knots under sail, but still in extreme comfort. She has a 12.5-metre beam, a 5.05-metre draft and displaces 700 tons. Accommodation is available for up to 12 guests in five cabins: a master, two doubles, one single with a Pullman and one triple with a Pullman. She is serviced by a crew of 12.
Although her style is very contemporary, she is rather reminiscent of seafaring ships from the past. The interior design is both sophisticated and charming and is the work of the designer to the stars, Christian Liaigre. Leather and stainless steel have been used extensively and all the woodwork is brushed oak with a mixture of walnuts, creams and blacks in the colour scheme. The transparent sides on the superstructure allow for plenty of natural light to penetrate the salon and cabins.
There is a foldaway bimini that helps shelter the aft cockpit and the flybridge. Situated behind the cockpit are sunpads and a spa pool.
Vertigo comes with a wide array of water toys. An 8-metre tender with a 5-cylinder 220 horsepower engine matches the mothership in her lines and colours. There are also two Nautica WB19 RIBs with 150 horsepower engines, a 3.2-metre Avon Jet tender, two sailing dinghies, four kayaks and an assortment of water skis and wakeboards. In addition there is also a small gym on board and a Jacuzzi.
The captain and crew have cruised much of the Southeast Asia region during their world tour and so know most of the interesting cruising grounds, especially around Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Hong Kong.