The Viriella fulfils one entrepreneur’s 20-year passion


Italian entrepreneur Vittorio Moretti first started taking sailing lessons at the age of 40 during a rather sedate family holiday in Forte dei Marmi on Italy’s Tuscan coast. A passion with sailing soon ensued. Over time, Moretti collected several smaller sailing vessels but it was only at the age of 60 that he was able to purchase his dream racer-cruiser yacht, the Viriella.

This elegant sailing yacht, built by the Italian shipbuilder Maxi Dolphin and designed by the architect German Frers, was launched during the Rolex Cup at Porto Cervo in 2001 before taking part in the races in St Tropez. After this series of exhaustive tests, the boat was finally put on the market, where Moretti bought it.

The Viriella, composed of composite material and 36m in length, is as luxurious as it is a high performer on the water. The sail plan and the entire rigging have been designed to make handling the yacht as easy as possible. A small crew of four is sufficient to comfortably sail it in cruising mode.

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Natural light floods the interiors through the ports and hatches, illuminating the sleek maple and pear wooden interior. Viriella’s accommodation includes four spacious ensuite cabins. The large owner’s cabin contains a private studio and office space. There are two double guest cabins and an additional guest cabin with three beds. The central living area of the yacht, comprised of a large saloon in the deck house, leads to the dining room located toward the stern on the starboard side. The crew’s quarters are also in the stern.

This sailing yacht also boasts excellent facilities for entertaining. It sports the latest in audiovisual equipment. The full canopy over the cockpit is ideal for taking in the stunning views. But the piece de resistance is the large deck area, which includes a magnificent aft swimming platform and deck shower, perfect for sunbathing while sailing the seven seas.