Vanquish Yachts has launched its flagship 35-metre VQ115 Veloce superyacht from its facility in the Netherlands. The high-performance motor yacht hit the water on 15 May, having been originally commissioned in October 2020 by a repeat client.
The combination of three MTU Rolls Royce 2,650hp engines and an efficient Petestep hull design from Studio Delta makes the VQ115 one of the fastest aluminium yachts on the water, delivering a top speed in excess of 40 knots. And at 35 metres in length, she will be the largest member of the Vanquish fleet when she is delivered to the Hamptons later this year.
A sporty exterior features a slender hull and integrated flybridge courtesy of Guido de Groot. According to the shipyard, the VQ115 Veloce will “allow large groups of people to be entertained, enjoy extended stays on board and tap into a wide range of watersports.”
Inside, the interior layout features a flexible main saloon with freestanding furniture that can be moved as required and accommodation for up to eight guests split between a master suite, VIP and guest cabin. There’s a dedicated media room for quieter evenings spent on board which doubles as a fourth cabin thanks to two Pullman berths. Initial discussions with the owner began with a VQ90 concept which evolved to include an extra cabin, a dedicated dining area on the lower deck and two garages.
The interior design has been described by the shipyard as “futuristic” with a “casual groove”. A marine blue is used throughout with teak floors that run from the aft deck through the interior.
The client wanted a yacht for entertaining large groups on board so its exterior decks are geared towards open social spaces. A large foredeck plays host to lounge and al fresco dining area with a saltwater Jacuzzi hidden beneath the sunbeds, while a flybridge features a second helm station and a spot for sunbathing.
Despite its hefty engines, the first VQ115 leaves plenty of space for a tender bay aft which will house a VQ16 with a hydraulic platform for easy launch and recovery. A second garage on the starboard side will house a VQ11 water scooter and double as a leisure area complete with a bait tank, paddleboards, SeaBobs and other toys.
Other features include a draft of 1.35 metres, which means the model is suitable for cruising in shallow waters, and two gyro stabilisers for comfort when cruising.
The 100GT yacht has a range of 500 nautical miles when running on two of its three engines, with an extra fuel tank for cruising at 15 knots and twin Seakeeper stabilisers to keep her steady underway. The VQ115 and one other VQ80 Sportfish model are both expected for delivery in June 2023.
source: Boat International