Dutch design through and through
Blending function with form, practicality with design and the promise of a day excursion with a dream encounter on the water, the California 52’ is a boat with all-round appeal. A compact yacht with James Bond swagger, Waterdream’s Vripack-designed tender made its international debut at the 2020 World Yacht Trophies in Cannes in July where it immediately proved its worth by scooping the Best Innovation Award.
The California 52’ represents Dutch design through and through. It is the brainchild of Prince Bernhard van Oranje, founder of Loosdrecht-based Waterdream, whose brand mission is to deliver high quality, sustainable, practical and timeless designs. Built by Van der Valk Shipyard, the latest Waterdream model hails from Dutch design studio Vripack, whose holistic vision is underpinned by strong naval architecture. The result is the California 52’, a lesson in minimalist expression for maximum effect.