January 10, 2019
An explorer yacht like no other, M/Y ROCK is the SUV of the seas. Inspired by the durability of marble and Land Rover, yet softened by the warmth of a tactile interior, 24m ROCK, designed by Dutch studio Vripack, is built for comfortable adventure.
Launched – and sold to her current owner – at the 2018 Cannes Boat Show where she made her international debut, ROCK is defined by her voluminous open plan layout and uninterrupted sight lines; the yachting world’s first pocket rocket.
Dutch studio Vripack’s design philosophy is informed by a creative, holistic and collaborative approach. When paired with Turkish yard Evadne and project managers Tufan and Brothers, the result is robust and spacious; ROCK boasts 44 per cent more interior space and 49 per cent more exterior space than an average or similar-sized yacht.
Characterised by an enticing interior design, where textured fabrics and soft furnishings contrast with maple wood finishes and angular 3D shapes, ROCK truly serves as an inviting home from home. The owner intends on spending many weeks living on board, cruising the intimate ports of the Mediterranean.
In addition to an interior that is akin to a contemporary loft apartment, ROCK possesses a high straight bow to intercept rough seas and a low aft for easy access to the water. This masterfully-designed continuous connection to the sea is a design detail that is carried throughout, explains Vripack designer, Robin de Vries.
“We added a lot of glass on board, with full height windows that deliver uninterrupted views wherever you are on board. The dining area features one of the largest glass panels found on board a 24m yacht, providing panoramic vistas, while in the owner’s cabin a private terrace is complemented by a sweeping 180-degree view.”
Three further guest cabins and a Jacuzzi on the sun deck complete the package.
“On board the family will always be facing the sea,” adds De Vries.
“That’s how we designed her.”
Featuring a Fast Displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure, ROCK reaches a rapid top speed of 16 knots and a respectable cruising speed of 12 knots. Powered by two CAT C12 engines at 1000hp, she boasts a Transatlantic range of 3000 Nm.
Currently, a second hull is under construction.