Combining sporting performance with the highest levels of on board comfort, Vivid yacht is entirely designed by the yard’s in-house team, with naval architecture by Doug Peterson. She is a true bluewater sailing yacht (and unlike other Jongert models is not a motor sailor). She has 400 square meters of sail area and an easily driven hull shape. Yet by virtue of her hydraulic sail handling systems and the well thought out deck plan, she is easily sailed and managed underway.
Built by Jongert she oozes the pedigree she was built with, she has always been very well loved and maintained and in 2021 emerged from her latest refit with all new soft furnishing inside and out and a freshly re-sprayed hull in 2019. She was with the same owner from 2004-2018 with a long-term captain and management team. Throughout the period, she had good care and had a substantial refit/rebuild at Jongert in 2012, plus another refit in 2016. After buying VIVID in Palma in 2018, the owners upgraded the yacht and prepared her for commercial use. Each winter maintenance and upgrades were carried out. In May 2022, the yacht returned to the Med where she will be sailing this summer.
Bringing her up to modern standards with a new interior, navigation equipment, sails, generator, rigging and a re-spray as well as a host of other improvements was an enjoyable project for the owner and crew and she is now in very good order.
The semi-enclosed deckhouse, with an alternative steering position and a generous open air cockpit amidships, invites al fresco relaxation and offers comfort and protection in any weather condition. For additional fresh air the deckhouse windows may be partly opened at the touch of a button. There is easy access from the deckhouse to the spacious main saloon, where a dining area, comfortable sofas and an audio/visual entertainment centre provide ample space for socialising.
The downstairs saloon gives variety for dining options and the more formal evening meal is usually taken there with breakfast and lunch in the deck house. It also provides privacy when in a marina without being “on display” to people walking past, especially at night.
Vivid provides modern and comfortable accommodation in 3 well appointed cabins. The beautifully furnished owner’s suite is fitted with a double bed, comfortable seating, a study area as well as a large bathroom. There are two more magnificent guest cabins, each with twin berths and their own separate bathrooms. The vessel’s crew sleep in the separate crew area, consisting of a professionally equipped galley, crew’s dinette and two crew cabins.
Her 400 square metres of sail are handled easily by even a small crew with the help of hydraulic winches and furling systems, operable from both steering positions. A single 257hp Scania diesel engine allows a cruising speed of 9.5 knots, topping out at 10.5 knots.
Wherever you may be planning to sail, VIVID will take you there in comfort and safety and allow you to enjoy her exceptional sailing performance. Jongerts are no longer in build and yachts of this type and quality are now extremely scarce.
The former captain who sailed VIVID for many years says it well:
“VIVID is a very seaworthy boat that loves to be sailed. I have enormous appreciation for all the safe miles we have sailed and extraordinary owner’s experience that we have accomplished aboard VIVID.”