Since 1990, Vitters has been developing and building groundbreaking sailing yachts, redefining possibilities in size, comfort, power and performance. Each vessel is built exclusively to meet its Owner’s vision. Today, Vitters is one of the leading builders of large custom sailing yachts. Led by managing directors Jan Vitters and Louis Hamming, the creative and skilled team at this Dutch yard innovate and build yachts of superior quality, focusing on delivering each one on time, on budget and to each client’s individual specification. 


About Vitters

Vitters is a family owned and managed shipyard with a portfolio of numerous groundbreaking yachts, the in-house team working closely with specialist subcontractors and suppliers. The shipyard’s highly qualified engineering and construction teams are experienced in all aspects of yacht building. Utilising innovative construction techniques, Vitters takes an innovative approach, combined with trademark Dutch practicality and craftsmanship. Today, there is a growing fleet of Vitters yachts sailing worldwide. Many Vitters yachts have won prestigious industry awards, all accomplishing just what they were built for: round-the-world voyages, relaxing cruises with family and friends, strong performance and podium finishes in international sailing regattas.

Vitters’ operational team includes around 80 skilled employees, including engineers, craftsmen, a foremen and project managers, backed up by support departments. As Vitters’ business model relies on subcontracting larger parts of the yacht, subcontractors’ work is an integral part of the process. Being able to match the right supplier to each specific job means Vitters hand picks the best specialist for each project, at precisely the time when it is needed, for the most efficient overall result.


For a new build Vitters or refit project, contact our Project Management Team.

Custom yachts by Vitters

Vitters yachts are engineered by sailors for sailors, able to seamlessly interpret each Owner’s brief and put his or her vision into the yacht. Vitters’ highly skilled in-house build and engineering team co-operates with external specialists to ensure each client’s dream is fulfilled. Combining passion, creativity, craftsmanship and teamwork, Vitters builds extraordinary yachts that turn heads wherever they are in the world. Innovative solutions including energy storage, hybrid sailing and even zero emission operations can be found on Vitters yachts today.

Notable yachts by Vitters

Due to be delivered in 2025, PROJECT ZERO, a remarkable zero-fossil fuel 69M/230’ ketch, is an extremely innovative project that harnesses wind and solar power to operate completely off the grid. It relies solely on the energy it generates, stores and recycles, eliminating the need for fossil fuels or combustion engines. PROJECT ZERO represents the ultimate in low-impact and sustainable yachting.

43m/141' SVEA was built as part of the rebirth of the legendary J-Class yachts, a ‘super J’ at the upper end of the specifications of the Universal Rule. 

56m/183' ALEA has won multiple awards including Sailing Yacht of the Year at the World Superyacht Awards 2023.


Why buy a Vitters brokerage yacht

Vitters maintains high quality by concentrating on a small number of quality custom sailing yachts per year. Everyone involved in creating Vitters yachts takes pride in finding innovative solutions and setting new quality standards, bringing the knowledge they gain from one project to the next. In this way, the Vitters fleet is growing, particularly in the field of larger performance yachts, both aluminum and carbon.


For an expert view of the latest selection of pre-owned Vitters yachts for sale, contact your Fraser Broker