WORK IN PROGRESS | VRIPACK 56 METRE
By Mary Hegarty and Désirée Sormani
Vripack and Nobiskrug put their heads together to not just break but throwaway the mould with this new 56-metre hybrid concept which puts the owner firmly in the driving seat. For Vripack the desire to conceive a yacht that enriches an owner’s onboard experience is one of its biggest priorities.
Created for young Middle Eastern or Asian owners, the Vripack 56 metre styling is genuinely unconventional. With its classic sheer line, a large over-hanging bow and a contemporary interior, the yacht has the free-flowing layout of a high-end Hong Kong or Dubai residence. Guests are greeted by a dramatic mesh canopy overhead and inviting large glass doors that draw the outdoors inside. The typical aft tender arrangement has shifted to the bow where the bulwarks fold for easy launching. This allows for direct access from the stern to four equal-sized double guest cabins on one side, and an open plan gym on the other, all of which lead off from an asymmetric hallway. All of the superstructure’s side walls are glass and there is no metal at all. This is a design completely unconstrained by conventional yacht design mores and gets the thumbs up from us!