2012 ShowBoats Design Award winner—Velocity—is Alloy Yacht’s 67.9-meter sailing yacht designed by Philippe Briand andChristian Liaigre. It is no wonder that she took home three Neptunes for Exterior Design & Styling, Interior Layout and Best Recreational Space for Guest Use, as the designers spared no details in her design.
According to Vertigo’s designers, she was created with the belief that art can be functional, thus she is a “marriage of cutting edge design and flawless execution.” Regardless of her massive size, Vertigo is still sensitive to sail. She is the first sailing yacht of her size to have an almost vertical bow, allowing her to reach up to 20 knots under sail, and a max speed of 17 knots under engine power.
The interior of the vessel rivals its exterior beauty with an open 30m long deck saloon and cockpit, as well as 4 guest rooms and a huge owner’s stateroom aft. Renowned interior designer Christian Liaigre designed the accommodations to resemble something “urban at sea,” per the owner’s request. The client opted for an urban design over the traditional nautical appearance as they plan on staying onboard for extended periods of time.