Maharani: Vripack & TNYC’s new 50m superyacht concept

Written by Charl van Rooy

Vripack and The New Yachts Company have teamed up to create a bold new motor yacht project based on the pair’s innovative and pre-engineered Prime platform. Named Maharani, the new project challenges the conventional layout and arrangement of guest spaces associated with a vessel of this size by offering a variety of living options across all decks.Maharani superyacht conceptPhoto: Vripack

The centre of the yacht revolves around the owners and their family and the design team came up with a layout that ensures guest privacy on each deck through the use of internal structuring only found on larger yachts. By sacrificing interior space for extra deck space outside, and by keeping guest spaces minimalist in design, Maharani becomes the perfect platform for those wishing to stay connected with the surrounding ocean.Maharani superyacht conceptPhoto: VripackMaharani superyacht conceptPhoto: Vripack

“If our industry is to attract new, younger owners, then we have to improve the owner experience without having to build a larger, more expensive yacht," says The New Yachts Company founder, Barin Cardenas. To achieve this, Vripack broke the main deck up into 10 separate spaces to accommodate several guests at once in comfort and without the feeling of hanging out in a shared space. These same design principles have been applied to the exterior with over ten dedicated external areas for guests to choose from.Maharani superyacht conceptPhoto: VripackMaharani superyacht conceptPhoto: Vripack

“From the layout, it’s obvious that each of these spaces has their own intimacy and function,” adds Bart Bouwhuis, co-Creative Director of Vripack. “This allows all family members to enjoy their own time on board while still being together all on one incredible deck stretching from stern to bow."Maharani superyacht conceptPhoto: Vripack

The interior style is modern but at the same time hyper-natural with the goal of creating a ‘warm home feeling’. "Being Dutch, we love to play with light," says Bart. "Sure, the huge windows play a significant role, but do not underestimate the relevance of selecting just the right balance of light absorbing and reflection materials."Maharani superyacht conceptPhoto: Vripack

Loose furniture around the yacht creates a luxury penthouse effect that carries the natural tones of the surrounding flooring and even the artwork. All of this contributes to the concept of living on a ‘Resort Yacht’ according to Barin; a new way of yachting that offers greater privacy and more luxury in a sub 500 GT package.Maharani superyacht conceptPhoto: VripackMaharani superyacht conceptPhoto: Vripack

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