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The underrated and highly complex brief of a naval architect is to bring together all of the various, oftentimes conflicting, processes and people necessary to bring a new build to life. Yet exactly what a naval architect does, how this differs to the job of a designer and how this aligns with our industry’s growing trends, remains shrouded in mystery for many. We talked face-to-face (or screen-to-screen) with some of the biggest names in the sector to uncover just what naval architecture means to the men and women behind the desks.
In collaboration with Vripack, all-American boat builder Burger Boat has released its new 63 Sportfishing motor yacht concept. As market trends signify a shift to smaller yachts with enhanced accessibility to the sea, the 63 Sportfishing concept marks an astute response to this and a refreshing return to the philosophy at the heart of yachting.
America’s reputation as a leading destination for new construction and refit is nothing novel to the yachting industry. Superyachts.com spoke with Burger Boat Company, whose proficiency in an array of areas spanning from new build to refit and maintenance is redefining America’s reputation in the global yachting industry. Ron Cleveringa, Vice President Sales & Marketing at Burger Boat Company, took the time to speak with us about a yard with its very own unique heritage and wealth of experience, and how it is spearheading America’s efforts within the world stage of yachting.
Back in 2018, California-based motoryacht builder Nordhavn formed a partnership with Dutch design firm Vripack, the vision being to enhance its reputation as a luxury expedition yacht brand within Europe. By enlisting the support of Vripack, a studio synonymous with pushing the boundaries of daring expedition vessels, Nordhavn hoped that their yachts would garner a new feel to life on board, while staying true to the brand’s contemporary themes. A collaboration founded on shared values, Nordhavn have now proudly released a virtual tour to showcase the stunning work completed by Vripack on the latest Nordhavn 80.
Nordhavn has announced its largest superyacht to date, a 45-metre expedition yacht with ice capability. Enlisting the support of the notoriously daring designers at Vripack, Nordhavn 148 is a superyacht built to take on the most extreme expeditions while providing contemporary levels of luxury to its guests.
Dutch yacht design studio Vripack has built its first ever LeVen model, currently on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. With a shallow draft of just 1.3 metres, Vripack describes the model as a “Bahamas-ready yacht”, and she is certainly a typically adventurous Vripack creation.
German shipyard Nobiskrug has signed a new 100m+ project, making it the latest Top100 superyacht to be built at the Rendsburg facility.
It took three whole years for legendary polar explorer Roald Amundsen to complete the treacherous Northwest Passage when he set off on the daring voyage in 1903. To this day, the Passage remains the world’s greatest maritime challenge, yet since the turn of the century the possibility of conquering this journey has opened up to the most meticulously designed superyachts.
It was only the start of this week that we at Superyachts.com had the pleasure of reporting on the launch of Nobiskrug’s 80m Artefact, a game changer for responsible yachting. The German Shipyard, with efficiency at the heart of their philosophy, have now teamed up with Dutch studio Vripack to unveil an unconventional and striking 56 metre hybrid design.
In Part 2 we continue to follow the incredible journey of Vripack designed Gayle Force, which has recently embarked on an incredible year-long voyage. At just 29m, the yacht has so far cruised through Antarctica, Patagonia and Chile and is now on its second leg cruising Robinson Crusoe Island before heading to Galapagos...
Gayle Force has recently embarked on an incredible year-long voyage. At just 29m, the yacht has so far cruised through Antarctica, Patagonia and Chile and is now on its second leg cruising Robinson Crusoe Island before heading to Galapagos. We learn more from the Captain on its inspiring journey....
When two industry tycoons come together, you can expect great things. Cutting-edge design studio Vripack and construction experts Nordhavn will be joining forces to create Nordhavn 80.
Yacht design studio Vripack and The New Yachts Company united to create a brand-new concept which is based on the pair’s Prime platform. The new concept has been named Maharani, and is the product of Vripack’s Human Centred Design perspective which has been developed to ensure yacht owners have the freedom to create the yacht of their dreams.
The Cantiere delle Marche-built world explorer Hyhmä was created in the pursuit of raw quality while travelling the Northwest Passage. The Nauta Air 111’ (33.9-metre) superyacht has now returned to the yard in Ancona, Italy before it heads back out across the globe; offering us the chance to take a look at just one of CdM’s up and coming adventure fleet.
A number of interior projects and stunning interior refits have recently captured the attention of this ever-evolving industry. Our favourites combine penthouse sophistication with classic yacht design and yet push the boundaries of a somewhat saturated market. The latest designers to present a feast for the eyes are at Vripack, showcasing their latest project, M5.