STEENWIJK – Vanquish Superyachts is building a superfast aluminum motor yacht of 35m. The VQ115 Veloce will have three stern drives powered by MTU-Rolls-Royce 2600 engines. The three-deck vessel will likely have a top speed of no less than 53 knots.
The client is a ‘repeater,’ who has frequently brainstormed with Vanquish founder Tom Steentjes about developing a new boat. The boat will accommodate extended stays onboard stakes and offer a wide range of sports and entertainment facilities.
The first discussions were based on design concepts for a VQ90. But that quickly evolved as the owner added a cabin, a unique dining area on the lower deck and two garages. Vanquish says the resulting 35m yacht remains fully compliant with the brand’s DNA of fast, fun craft. The VQ115 Veloce will be built in a new facility of 5,000 square meters where Vanquish can make three large yachts simultaneously.
Studio Delta handled the naval architecture of the hull. It collaborated with the Swedish Petestep company to optimize comfort and performance and increase efficiency by more than 15% at top speeds. Exterior designer Guido de Groot has worked on a relatively narrow hull. The motors are placed in a trapezoidal shape, with the middle engine facing forward. Two gyro-stabilizers ensure sailing comfort at all speeds.
In the stern, there is room for a VQ16 tender. A hydraulic platform provides easy access to and from the water via a passerelle and swimming ladder. A VQ11 watercraft will be placed in a second garage on the starboard side.
Vanquish Superyachts will deliver the VQ115 in the summer of 2022. Two other models of this striking new line will soon go into production. In addition to adapting the indoor and outdoor features, owners who prefer not to go so fast can opt for less engine power.
Vanquish Superyachts’ sister company, Vanquish Yachts, is working on many boats, including the VQ68, VQ58, VQ52, VQ50 and VQ45 in aluminum and VQ40, VQ16 and VQ11 models in composite.