Ribelle was awarded by the Boat International World Superyacht Award 2018 in the Sailing Yachts 30m to 49.9m category.
A team effort between Vitters Shipyard, Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design and Remi Tessier design, Ribelle combines comfort with the technical abilities to perform extremely well in superyacht regattas. Ribelle’s hull and superstructure are made of carbon fibre, as well as the super sleek anchor arm, making it a lightweight wonder. A highlighted feature of the Ribelle is the glass canopy, beautifully curved and finished with high-gloss framing to ensure a single uniform whole. Remi Tessier, responsible for Ribelle’s interior design, chose to work with bleached teak, white leather and high-gloss copper accents to create an interplay between vintage elements and contemporary luxury.
Overall, the yacht was said to “be extremely well designed and constructed” on one hand, and on the other hand “was considered to be a yacht that could ably fulfill the specific superyacht racing and fast cruising roles that her highly experienced owners had requested.”
The judges were enamoured by her “well-planned general arrangement plan, equitably divided between the aft crew area and forward guest area with no noticeable intrusion from technical aspects such as her lifting centerboard, and her futuristic glass-topped saloon that fills the yacht with light.”
“Following in close succession were the excellent quality of her construction and her admirably modern style of interior decoration while, last, but in no way least, the judges noted her excellent sailing qualities that were ably demonstrated by her class victory in the Rolex Cup last September”.
In addition, Vitters’ Svea also received a Judges’ Commendation for her outstanding racing performance and elegant design.