• 42.67 m
  • 1999
  • Cannes, France
  • 6 800 000 €



APHRODITE A is a wonderful 140 ft long-range cruising sloop built by Vitters, while her beautiful exterior and interior was designed by Hoek Design.  The interior features high gloss American cherry wood with maple floors and white lacquered ceilings, and the exterior is professionally equipped for deep-sea fishing.  Available for inspections in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: VITTERS
  • Category: Sloop
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1999
  • YearBuilt: 1999
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: VAT Unpaid
  • Country: France
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 4/0 - Crew R/B/S: 3/6/0
  • LOA: 140' 0" (42.67m)
  • LWL: 115' 3" (35.11m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 30' 5" (9.25m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 14' 6" (4.40m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 10 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: 4,500 Miles
  • Max Speed: 13 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 295 Short Ton
  • Gross Tonnage: 243 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 13,000 Liters
  • Holding Tank: 3,000 Liters
  • Fuel Capacity: 32,500 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 8
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 4
  • Crew Berths: 6
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Hoek Design Naval Architect
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: Hoek Design Naval Architects
  • Interior Designer: Hoek Design Naval Architects
  • Manufacturer: MTU
  • Model: N/A
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: N/A
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


APHRODITE A is a beautifully conceived aluminum sloop, designed and built by the premier Dutch team of Hoek/Vitters. She is an impressive world-cruiser with all of the modern systems and amenities that ensure complete comfort with performance sailing. APHRODITE A also has exceptional security features and a unique cockpit, built specially for deep-sea fishing.

APHRODITE A sports a sleek, contemporary exterior style. The pilothouse/deck salon is low enough to provide good visibility from the twin helms and the carbon rig with in-boom mainsail furling and captive winches make sailing a breeze. Two recessed deck cranes easily deploy the tenders and other toys. The Euro-style transom has a large platform that anchors the sport-fishing chair and is the “beach” for other water activities. The transom door opens to a stand-up lazarette. Inside is an impressive station for making fishing flies and preserving fresh-caught fish; the dive compressor and sports equipment also are stored here. The cockpit dining tables convert to cocktail tables or lounging day beds. This versatility is also apparent in the retractable cockpit Bimini, which provides shade or sun for perfect alfresco living.

The interior is comfortable and relaxing. It boasts a classic style with beautiful high-gloss cherry throughout; the bathrooms feature Carrera marble. Her expansive deck salon is filled with natural light and her smaller lower salon is outfitted as a media room. Four staterooms with en-suite baths accommodate up to eight. A separate office, day head, and laundry room elevate APHRODITE A to a functional level that matches the stature of her beauty, living up to her namesake — Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.


Length o.a.:    42.67 m / 140’
Length w.l.:    35.11 m / 117'5"
Beam:      9.25 m /  30.4´
Draft:      4.40 m /  14.5´
Displacement :    295 tons
Gross tonnage:    243 tons
Net tonnage:      72 tons


Hull:    Aluminium
Superstructure:    Aluminium
Decks:    Teak
Naval Architect    Hoek Design Naval Architects
External Designer    Hoek Design Naval Architects
Internal Designer    Hoek Design Naval Architects


12 person dining table, lounge seating area with coffee table, Nespresso coffee machine, small fridge , iPod dock and AM /FM radio. Indoor Navigation and helm station with electric control chair.


55´´HD 3D LED LG (2014) with Sony Dolby surround sound. Satellite receiver. Wine storage cabinet.

8 guests in 4 staterooms and 6 crew in 3 cabins:


4 poster King size bed, en suite with multi faucet marble shower, marble double sink , marble Jacuzzi bath .Sony Bravia 26´´ flat screen HD TV /DVD , Satellite receiver,  Neovo 19´´flat screen ship camera display. Deck light multi switch. B&G navigation repeater. wall safe, mini bar, multi-stack cd player and radio.

central double bed , Sony Bravia 26´´ HD Television, DVD, cd player, radio, Satellite receiver, wall safe, minibar .Marble en-suite with shower.


Double bed, Samsung LED HD 37´´ TV, DVD, AM/FM radio, en-suite shower and WC, minibar and wall safe.

Sony Bravia HD 26´´ TV, DVD / Radio. Two singe beds, en-suite shower and WC, minibar and wall safe.

2 double crew cabins with en-suite shower and WC .
Double Captain´s cabin with Pullman. En-suite shower and WC

Electronics and Navigation

Autopilot: C-Plath , Triple station control
C-Plath Gyro Compass
3 C-Plath Gyro compass repeaters
2 Leica GPS´s
Transas Navisailor 4000 ECS Chart plotter with additional cockpit display, world chart portfolio.
C Map Chart plotter with additional cockpit display
Furuno RCU 014 Marine radar with ARPA &  cockpit display
Furuno FAR 2117BB Marine radar/ ARPA
Furuno FAR 2117BB Marine radar /ARPA in cockpit, controllable repeater.
Furuno FCV 1200BB colour LCD echo sounder and cockpit repeater.
Furuno Navtex receiver NX-500
Brookes &Gatehouse H 3000 processor & 19 multifunction repeaters

Furuno SSB Radio Telephone
Sailor VHF , 3 stations
Fleet 33 Inmarsat phone and text internet
Iridium Satellite phone
Satellite C safety net
Yacht spot WIFI with dual mast antennas.
Intercom to each cabin / salon and cockpit
AIS Comar Class B Transponder
EPIRB McMurdo Float free

TV/ DVD:    All guest cabins are equipped with TV
Satellite:    Seatel
Music system:    Sony

Electrical Equipment

Voltage:    SAE ASP43KVA Worldwide shore power Voltage @ Frequency converter (new 2011)
Shore power transformer:    43KVA
Inverter:    x 2
UPS:    x 3
Batteries:    Service Batteries : 2,000 Ah (new 2014)
Start Batteries : 800Ah (new 2014)
Emergency batteries : 400Ah (new 2012)
3 Service Battery chargers 100Amps
Start Battery charger 12 Amps
Emergency Battery charger 50 Amps

Deck Equipment

2 Lewmar 10,000 Capstans
2 CQR 180Kg anchors and 260m total chain
6 Rondal captive winches
4 Rondal deck winches
Central HP deck wash system with 8 connection points on deck and mast
Hydraulic crow’s nest
14 Underwater lights
Bathing platform and swim ladder
Fish fighting chair
Bathing platform shower.
Sun awnings /cockpit / Boom / aft deck
4 sun mattresses
Staalart stern passerelle
2 Staalart side passerelle
1 large tender, staalart deck crane 110 kNm
1 small tender, staalart deck crane 9 kNm

Sails and Rigging

Total area: 995m2 upwind
Mainsail Doyles GXLD 2009 yearly maintained and mold treated
Yankee Doyles GXLD 2009 yearly maintained and mold treated
Staysail Stratis GPC 2013 under warranty

Rondal carbon fiber mast (55m) and boom
Rondal hydraulic inboom furling
Rondal hydraulic captive sail handling winches
Rondal Hydraulic furling systems for Yankee and staysail

Mechanical Equipment

Engines:    MTU 830hp /610kW 12 cylinder - Year 1999
Engine hours:    12,460 hrs. (Rebuild W6 service @ 10,540 hrs.)
Generators:    Northern Lights 66kw remanufactured block 2014, 10 hrs.
Northern Lights 66kw rebuilt 2011, since then 4100 hrs.
Northern Lights 25kw emergency generator, 5900 hrs.

Steering:    Hydraulic
Propellers:    Korsor variable pitch propeller, refit (2014)
Gearbox:    ZF W1800 new 2014
Korsor pitch control gearbox
Rebuild in Denmark 2014

TANKAGE (approximate)
Fuel:    32,000 l
Fresh water:    13,000 l
Wastewater:      3,000 l

Bow/Stern thruster:    Retractable Hydrostat100Hp
Water maker:    2 x Matrix S1000: 7,400litres/day
Fuel separator:    Emmie Alfa laval
2 Separ Inline water separators/filters
Racor fuel filtration before each engine
3 Diesel tanks
Diesel Daytank
Diesel Header tank
Air-conditioning:    GTI Air-conditioning and heating
Sewerage treatment:    Hamman (to be commissioned)
Oily water separator:    RWO Marine Engine room bilge (new 2014)
Hot water:    2 x Hot water cylinders

Safety Equipment

2 full fire suits
Draeger emergency breathing apparatus
30 Fire extinguishers
FM 200 59.8kg Engine room extinguisher and smoke heat alarms.
Tyco Central Fire alarm panel
Portable diesel emergency fire and bilge pump
23 automatic Lifejackets
7 Manual lifejackets
Distress flare package
2 Zodiac 8 man Liferafts
4 Life rings
Jon Bouy Man overboard float
Pains Wessex Man overboard emergency smoke & light beacon
Line thrower
MOB Indicator light
2 mast joystick controlled security cameras
2 deck security cameras
Safe in every cabin
Automatic Bilge alarms

Domestic Equipment

Refrigerator/ Freezer:    Large walk in Fridge with incorporated freezer
    Stand alone Gaggenau fridge/freezer unit
Oven/ Stove:    Rational Professional Clima plus Combi steam oven
    Gaggenau oven and 90cm 5 ring hob
Microwave:    Gaggenau microwave
Icemaker:    Manitowac icemaker
Dishwasher:    Miele professional dishwasher
Washing machine:     2 x Miele professional dryers (1 new 2014)
Dryer:    2 x Miele professional washers (1 new 2014)
Other:    Double sink
Corian work surface
Saeco coffee machine

Tender & Toys

Tenders:    Nautica Rib18 Widebody tender (2010) with Yamaha 150Hp outboard
    VHF radio
    Garmin 160C fishfinder /water temp sensor
    Garmin 545 GPS plotter and sounder
    Deck Shower / tank
    Awning / swim ladder
    Ipod dock and speakers
    Distress flares /Medical kit
    Foot lights
Novurania 3.6m tender,Yamaha 50Hp, Inflatable tube new (2014 )
Toys:    Stand up jet ski
Standup paddle board
1 Seadoo underwater scooter
2 surfboards
1 Wakeboard
1 set skis
2 ski vests
4 wetsuits
1 inflatable ring
Inflatable banana
3 fishing rods and tackle
4 sets snorkeling gear
Dive equipment:    4 sets Dive equipment
Bauer dive compressor

Upgrades and Refit

Aphrodite has been extensively maintained and continuously upgraded over the past 9 years.

Her Main Engine was completely overhauled (W6) in 2011 and has 1,950 hrs running since then:

Hull and deck respray with Awlgrip , (2014)
B & G H3000 processor new and 26 repeaters, Navigation /wind /speed instrumentation upgraded (2014)
ZF Main Engine Gearbox new (2014)
Korsor pitch control gearbox overhauled in Denmark (2014)
Service Battery’s new (2014)
Engine start Battery’s new (2014)
Emergency Battery’s new (2012)
Stbd Generator rebuilt (2014) 10 Hours
All seawater piping / seacocks / overhauled 2014
Hull sandblasted (2014)
Propellor shaft and propeller removed /overhauled (2014)
RWO Marine oily water separator engine room bilge, new(2014)
Novurania tender inflatable tube new (2014)
55´´ LED Flat screen TV 3D LG new (2014)
Transas electronic chart and navigation software, world catalogue ,new (2014)
Professional miele clothes dryer (2014)
Professional miele clothes washer (2014)
Grundfos hot water circulation pump (2014)
Staysail (2013)
Furuno Arpa Radar 2117 with 8ft scanner (2013)
Furuno 1200 BB echo sounder (2013)
3 KME Marine LCD displays (2013)
3 Hatteland Marine LCD displays (2013)
2 x 21´´ HP widescreen displays ;Navigation & Internet(2013)
2 Computers, Navigation & Internet (2014/2012)
AIS Comer Class B Transponder (2012)

Special Features

Extended autonomous cruising is the basic concept of Aphrodite A.  Three months onboard without the need to call at a port or bunker station make her the ideal circumnavigator.  The yacht is divided into 5 watertight compartments, thus guaranteeing maximum safety.  The interior of highly polished cherry wood, white ceilings and maple floors give the yacht a luxurious elegance.  Below the waterline in the bow there are two forward facing cameras, allowing guests to watch and film dolphins riding the bow pressure wave from the comfort of the television room.  Each spacious guest cabin has an intercom, wall safe, minibar and flat screen TV/DVD.


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