Big-Time: Yacht Aquijo to Charter

The recently launched 282-footer is the world’s largest high-performance ketch.

Y.CO, Aquijo, Mediterranean
Weekly base rate: about $446,000 this summer in the Mediterranean.Stuart Pearce

Y.CO has hit the big-time in welcoming the 282-foot Aquijo to the charter market. The yacht, built in collaboration by Vitters and Oceanco, launched earlier this year as the world's largest high-performance ketch.

Aquijo comes with a substantial pedigree that not only includes those two top shipyards, but that also includes Tripp Design Naval Architecture, interior design by Dölker + Voges and build oversight by Master Yachts, which served as the owner's representative.

Y.CO, Aquijo, Mediterranean
Aquijo has a hot tub with 360 degree views of the water.Stuart Pearce

The yacht has a three-deck design that will accommodate 12 charter guests in their choice of seven staterooms. Dinner parties on board can be held with as many as 24 guests, and charter clients have use of an aft beach club designed similarly to the ones usually found only on power-driven superyachts. Aquijo's beach club has a steam room, sauna and hot tub with views out over the water.

Y.CO, Aquijo, Mediterranean
Aquijo has space for a dinner party of 24 guests.Stuart Pearce