Vanquish Yachts delivers fast VQ54 – Yard has opened Fort Lauderdale office

STEENWIJK _ Vanquish Yachts _ makersof high-end, high-performance motor yachts to 49m and fast cruisers to 27m, respectively _ has delivered its largest all-aluminum powerboat to date to a client in Ibiza. The 16.56m. VQ54 achieves a top speed of 45 knots and offers ample customization options.

The VQ54 for the Ibiza client includes a tender garage and is powered by a fast Williams 285 Turbojet tender. The garage door opens aft to facilitate easy exit and docking, and a powerful winch ensures easy handling. The VQ54 also holds diving equipment and other water toys. The yard will show another VQ54 _ this one for a client in Barbados _ at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale boat show. At the latter vent, Vanquish will also display a VQ43 Mk2, a VQ48 and the VQ16 water scooter.

All Vanquish vessels are capable of 40 knots. Clients with a penchant for speed can order a 50+ knots version with even more powerful engines. This year, Vanquish Yachts opened an office in Fort Lauderdale to service US clients. In 2017, the yard has already built a dozen aluminum boats. Vanquish says it may build yachts in the US if sales take off there, too.