The Design Studio of Vripack thoroughly enjoyed itself whilst designing the new 45.5 metre classic motor yacht B-52. A yacht which features the gracious characteristics of those of the late 1920’s till end 1940’s.
As the B52 is to become a real family yacht suitable for exploring coastal areas, Vripack produced a tailor-made layout following the wishes of the young client resulting in a functional and spacious design. Besides exploring the outskirts of the world, she will be used as a stand-by mother ship during classical sailing boat regattas, hence the B in her name.
On the very comfortable main deck a master suite, two twin cabins for the owner’s children, a small cabin in between for the children’s nanny, an office and a pantry are situated. “To create maximum privacy for the owner and guests, we paid special attention to the routing of this yacht, making it possible for the crew to be able to do their jobs properly whilst needing to encounter the guest’s deck or internal spaces as little as possible,” says Vripack designer Bart Bouwhuis. The complete lower deck, situated above the waterline, is specially designed for the crew, including a galley, laundry facilities, crew mess, crew quarters and their own relaxation area on the foredeck.
The aft part of the main deck has a large tender deck platform for two 7,5 meter tenders, both justtucked away under the sky lounge deck and behind the bulwark to prevent any loss of aesthetics. When the tenders are to be launched by overhead cranes, the bulwark is folded down to provide easy access. Also there is a large extendable swim platform integrated in the classic stern, including a dive store and all of today’s needs for a full entertainment beach area.
The sky lounge fore deck has a large inside explorers lounge and bar with very special view and fully sun covered by the canopy which is one of the style elements that really gives you the ‘travel back in time’ feeling. Aft, the main salon including a dining space is linked to the outside deck. The wheelhouse is located on the sundeck including a seating area in front and an additional seating with Jacuzzi aft.
Vripack has created a bridge with an open layout. You can walk fully around making it one of the most interesting eye catchers of this yacht. On top of the bridge and at the same time the highest point of the vessel, the exploration deck provides the best views when cruising.
Following their unique Holistic design approach Vripack gave special attention to her large technical space to guarantee the possibility for good maintenance of the whole yacht and her tenders ,while at the same time also focused on a super efficient and comfortable hull by using CFD analysis resulting in a maintenance-free green system functioning well and being reliable in all weather conditions.