There is no other way to put it: Aquijo is one of sailing’s greatest technical feats. It is the world’s largest sailboat by volume (1,695 tons) and is 279 feet long. While these are impressive numbers, what makes Aquijo truly exceptional is that it can circumnavigate the globe as a world-class cruiser and transition into a racing yacht, sailing in conditions that would leave most smaller yachts at the dock. On a recent test, Aquijo reached a top speed of more than 20 knots in a 30-knot wind, and it sailed close-hauled at 10 knots in an 8-knot breeze. Its sail plan is 34,950 square feet, increasing to 54,358 with the racing sail. These loads necessitated CFD studies, structural analysis, and wind-tunnel testing so that naval architect Bill Tripp could perfect the hull shape. Tripp, the creator of many of the world’s largest sailing superyachts, worked closely with Vitters and Oceanco in the Netherlands to bring this ambitious concept to life. Dölker + Voges Design created an elegant contemporary interior for 12 guests and as many as 17 crew members.