Introducing SY Aphrodite
SY Aphrodite was built for luxury and comfort. She combines the qualities of a high-performance boat with elegant and comfortable cruising: Aphrodite is a true blue-water sailing yacht.
The yacht was designed by Andre Hoek and built by the renowned Vitters Shipyard in Holland, famous for its very high standards. The design brief for Aphrodite was a go-anywhere, strong and fast exploration yacht for safe and comfortable passages. She spent the first years of her life in the Mediterranean and crossed the Atlantic to the Caribbean every winter. In 2014 she sailed to Asia and underwent an extensive refit.
The large deck area has two cockpits: an aft cockpit for steering and sail handling and a spacious center cockpit for guests with a table seating 8 people, a built-in fridge and a sizable bimini top for mid-day shade.
Cabins & Quarters
The spacious owner's cabin with en-suite is located aft with a separate staircase from the cockpit. As a true owner's yacht, this suite offers an unusually large bathroom with two sinks and even a bathtub.
Forward of the large saloon and dining area are two beautifully finished guest cabins - one with a double bed and the other with 2 twin beds.
Further towards the bow is a separate area with two cabins dedicated for the crew.
The design of the interior is typical of Andrew Hoek's classic style with high gloss cherry wood, white ceiling panels and ash floor boards.
Captain Simon has been a professional sailor and navigator for his entire adult life. Starting with a successful boat hire business on Sydney Harbour, he cast off from Australia 25 years ago and has been a race skipper, delivery skipper and professional navigator on all oceans and most seas.
Simon spent the past ten years as full-time superyacht captain around Southeast Asia and has deep knowledge of the area and the boat.
Aphrodite sails with a crew of 4, including a chef, a guide and a deckhand.
Life on Board
Naval architect: Andre Hoek
Builder: Vitters Shipyard, Holland
Last refit: 2016
Length: 92.6 ft. / 28.2 m
Beam: 21 ft. / 6.5 m
Displacement: 80 tons
Sail area: 422 sqm
Cruising speed: 8 to 12 knots
Hull: Aluminium to Lloyds London
Guests: 6 in 3 cabins
Fuel: 4,000 liter
Water: 4,000 liter
Communication: Iridium phone
Engine: MTU 270 hp
Generator: 24 Kw Northern Lights
Water toys: Stand-up paddle board, 2 kayaks, fishing gear