We’re excited to introduce our new yacht SY Aphrodite to you. She was designed by Andre Hoek and built at the renowned Vitters Shipyard in Holland. The design brief for Aphrodite was a go-anywhere, strong and fast exploration yacht for safe and comfortable passages. She spent the first years of her life in the Mediterranean, crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean every winter. In 2014 she sailed to Asia and underwent an extensive refit before she joined our fleet.
SY Aphrodite was built for luxury and comfort. She combines the qualities of a high-performance boat with elegant and comfortable cruising: Aphrodite is a true blue-water sailing yacht.
The large deck area has two cockpits: an aft cockpit for steering and sail handling and a spacious center cockpit for guests with a table seating 8 people, a built-in fridge and a sizable bimini top for mid-day shade.
The spacious owner’s cabin with en-suite is located aft with a separate staircase from the cockpit. As a true owner’s yacht, this suite offers an unusually large bathroom with two sinks and even a bathtub.
Forward of the large saloon and dining area are two beautifully finished guest cabins – one with a double bed and the other with 2 twin beds.
Further towards the bow is a separate area with two cabins dedicated for the crew.
The design of the interior is typical of Andrew Hoek’s classic style with high gloss cherry wood, white ceiling panels and ash floor boards.
Captain Simon has been a professional sailor and navigator for his entire adult life. Starting with a successful boat hire business on Sydney Harbour, he cast off from Australia 25 years ago and has been a race skipper, delivery skipper and professional navigator on all oceans and most seas.
Simon spent the past ten years as full-time superyacht captain around Southeast Asia and has deep knowledge of the area and the boat.
Aphrodite sails with a crew of 4, including a chef, a guide and a deckhand.