OCTOBER 2009 – BRIDGEPORT, CT– Noted U.S. superyacht builder Derecktor Shipyards is pleased to present a ground-breaking new yacht project designed by the world-renowned Vripack studio of The Netherlands.
October 2009 – Bridgeport, CT– Noted U.S. superyacht builder Derecktor Shipyards is pleased to present a ground-breaking new yacht project designed by the world-renowned Vripack studio of The Netherlands.
The Vripack 60M Expedition Motor Yacht is a highly efficient, steel-and-aluminum vessel combining extreme seaworthiness and an outstanding range of 8,000 nautical miles at 12.5 knots with a high-volume, custom interior.
“This project is ideal for Derecktor Shipyards with their experience in constructing both high-quality custom superyachts and large commercial vessels. They are uniquely set up to build this no-nonsense, go-anywhere boat,” said Vripack Sales Director Marnix J. Hoekstra.
The Vripack 60M Expedition MY is designed for unrestricted, long-term transoceanic voyaging with the owner and guests on board. Vripack’s naval architects gave her a round-bilge displacement hull with a flared blow, transom stern and straight, even keel for optimal seakeeping, speed and fuel efficiency. Measuring 61 meters (200 feet) overall, she has a maximum beam of 12 meters (39.4 feet) and a draft at half load of 3.2 meters (10.5 feet). Top speed with twin-engine propulsion is projected at not less than 14.5 knots at half load. The yacht’s 8,000 nautical mile (nm) range is calculated at 12.5 knots using one engine at 80 percent of load and includes a 15 percent weather allowance. “That’s the longest range you’ll find for a boat of this size and capabilities,” Hoeksta said.
The hull’s enhanced scantlings will enable her to operate in arctic conditions. “She’s not Ice Class, but she’ll definitely be capable of nudging ice out of her path,” he added.
Designed with seven levels of living space, including a private owner’s deck, the Vripack 60M will accommodate up to 14 guests served by a crew of 14 to 16 persons. The actual number of staterooms and the interior design are up to the owner’s discretion, however. “With a yacht of this volume, we can make any vision a reality,” Hoekstra said.