“Mega Sloop” MM78, a Dramatically Different Design

At 256 feet (78 meters) LOA, this sailing superyacht has a lot of fine features. One thing she doesn’t have, though, may surprise you. The project MM78, from Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design, lacks a flying bridge. On purpose. The owner of this “mega sloop,” as McKeon calls her, wanted all-around views while in the cockpit. Continue reading

“Exciting” Baltic 112 Custom, A.K.A. MM341

“This is a really light construction for cruising and racing, which makes it an exciting project.” So says Tommy Johannson, Baltic Yachts’ project manager. He’s referring to the Baltic 112 Custom designed by Malcolm McKeon, who in turn refers to the sailing superyacht as the MM341. Both sets of numbers come from her LOA: 112 in Continue reading

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Ribelle Nearing Delivery From Vitters

Having just had her mast stepped, Ribelle is steadily approaching completion in the coming weeks. Vitters Shipyard placed the sailing superyacht aboard a transport ship yesterday, marking a busy month of activity for the project. Indeed, just three weeks ago, Ribelle peeked out from her shed at Vitters’ headquarters in Zwartsluis, The Netherlands. The builder Continue reading