SAILING YACHT VIVID
The 88-foot (26.7m) sailing superyacht VIVID is clad in a history that lives up to her name; and her future is looking bright, too.
VIVID has brought memories of some of the most interesting places, people and sea life on the planet, they are the valuable gems that this comfortable, ocean-going, pedigreed Jongert 2700M has delivered to her owner and guests. Equipped for self-reliance while world cruising, the on-deck pilothouse/deck salon offers 360-degree views and excellent visibility from the forward helm thanks to recessed foredeck stowage for the tender. The pilothouse windows are closed to ward off cold while cruising in Antarctica and opened in the Marquesas to let the warm tropical breeze waft through. If it’s hot outside, air conditioning is an option. Two tables dine eight people comfortably. A sunning area lies between the pilothouse and aft twin helms, which sail VIVID through thick and thin. Sails furl hydraulically; carbon rig has in-boom furling main.
In the salon below, two lounge areas are found on either side with an entertainment area and bar for relaxation. Aft is the full-beam owner’s stateroom and two twin guest staterooms. All have en-suite bathrooms. Forward of the salon is the galley, crew mess and two cabins for crew.
A major, valuable asset to the next owner of sailing yacht VIVID is her condition. In 2012, luxury yacht VIVID returned to the Jongert yard for a full refit/rebuild, which made her “as new.” From new decks, generators and a rebuilt engine to a completely refurbished interior, VIVID was given a new lease on life. In 2016, she paused her world tour for a rig pull, survey and replacement of all standing rigging, as well as new exterior paint.
The captain who has sailed VIVID for many years says it best: “VIVID is a very seaworthy boat that loves to be sailed. I have enormous appreciation for all of the safe miles we have traveled and extraordinary owner’s experience that we have accomplished aboard.”