The 180-foot (55-meter) Marie may be a follow-up to Adèle, the famed sailing yacht built by Vitters Shipyard to a design (naval architecture and interior) by Hoek Design, but she asserts a personality all her own. In 20 knots of breeze, she’s said to be capable of 17-plus-knot speeds. And a small, working canon on deck alerts competitors on the superyacht racing circuit that she means business. Since delivery in 2010, she’s participated in the St. Barths Bucket and the Superyacht Cup Palma race, among others.
In fact, this video was shot at that latter event. It showcases Marie in full racing action, with footage shot both on deck and via helicopter. Along the way, you’ll better appreciate the hard work of hoisting her sails, all 15,548 square feet of them, which are spectacular.