Vripack unveils new 30m motor yacht concept Defender

Dutch design studio Vripack has unveiled the renderings for its new motor yacht concept Defender. The 30.48-metre yacht pairs all the attributes of an explorer yacht with a comfortable interior inspired around family relaxation.Defender yacht concept exterior by VripackPhoto: VripackDefender has been developed for a repeat client of Turkish shipyard, Alia Yachts and is described by Vripack as “a soldier of the seas with the capacity for exploration.” She is based on the studio’s rugged Doggersbank series brought to life by Vripack founder Dick Boon in 1968. Defender yacht concept exterior by VripackPhoto: VripackThe 220 GT yacht features a robust naval architecture with a high flared bow. She also boasts range, reliability and redundancy paired with comfort and configuration that Vripack says is ideal for family at leisure.Defender yacht concept exterior by VripackPhoto: Vripack"Defender is conceived for families to enjoy, with virtually all the exterior and interior space landscaped for their comfort and enjoyment," says Bart Bouwhuis, co-creative director at Vripack

The exterior of Defender is characterised by a muscular and military style grey steel hull and bare metallic details. Her interior is defined by an elgant open-plan layout with deck flooring and the soft illumination of LED lights.Defender yacht concept exterior by VripackPhoto: VripackHer vast main deck is perfect for entertaining and relaxation with an open plan lounge and a cosy indoor saloon. Her flybridge steps lead to her alfresco dining area, while her hardtop bimini and wraparound windscreen shelters guests from the wind.

Defender is able to sleep up to six guests across four staterooms consisting of a full beam master, two singles and a VIP.  She is also able to accommodate a professional crew across two crew cabins. Defender yacht concept exterior by VripackPhoto: Vripack“As with all Vripack designs, she has the capability for guests to spend longer aboard should they wish, but the onus is on sprawling space to get the most out of frequent short trips,” says Bart Bouwhuis, co-creative director at Vripack. Defender yacht concept exterior by VripackPhoto: VripackWhen at anchor, Defender is able to provide easy access to the sea, with a dramatic swim platform with sunken steps down to the ocean. Her oversized sunpads invite guests to lounge by the water’s edge, and her two fold-down terraces increase her space by an additional 3.6-metres.

Defender is also equipped with a discreet crane for manoeuvring toys into the water portside. The intention for a large, towed tender matches the family ambience.Defender yacht concept exterior by VripackPhoto: VripackIn terms of propulsion, Defender is equipped with twin Caterpillar C18 Acert engines that will provide her with a maximum speed of 13 knots.

“The high level of comfort at sea that this exciting project delivers will be a very welcome element,” added Gökhan Çelik, president of Alia Yachts.Defender yacht concept exterior by VripackPhoto: VripackDefender currently has an estimated build time of just two years.

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