Q52 tender Vripack design
Q52 tender Vripack design

Behind every great leader is a great team, and accompanying every great superyacht is an inspiring tender. Flexing its muscles in the world of high-end tenders, design firm Vripack and experienced boat builder Qnautic have joined forces to develop the all-new Q52. One extraordinary superyacht tender, two heritage Dutch brands.

Now in the final construction stage, the first model of the 16.10m (52.8 ft) Q52 tender is scheduled for delivery in summer 2021. The Q52 is the second boat to benefit from Vripack and Qnautic’s collaborative imagination, following on from the 2020 launch of the Q39 super-RIB. Leveraging Vripack’s extensive design and naval architecture expertise and Qnautic’s sophisticated shipbuilding knowledge, the result is a tender with ingenious naval architecture, proven build quality and a beautiful, creative design.

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Q52 tender Vripack design

“The idea for the Q39 originated from a need for fast and safe RIB suitable for offshore use. By combining existing RIB designs with contemporary techniques and styling, the Q39 super RIB was born. So, when tasked with the brief to take it to the next level and re-create the Q52 tender, we happily accepted the challenge.”

MARNIX J. HOEKSTRA – CO-CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Q52 tender Vripack design

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Vripack on the development of both boats,” says Robbert van Rijk, founder of Qnautic. “The interest and passion for boatbuilding originated at our family shipyard in Amsterdam. After many years of working in shipping, including the offshore industry, fish industry, tugboats and wind farm vessels, a love for building high-quality boats has arisen. Our son Marnix van Rijk recently took the helm at Qnautic, which means the company now has four generations of boatbuilders in the family.

Key characteristics of the Q52 are wide and comfortable helm seats. Stylish decking runs throughout. Wraparound seating and ergonomically-designed exterior spaces maximise onboard enjoyment. A wide passarelle makes stepping on and off safe and easy, while a wet bar with sink, and fridge provide the ideal setting for guests to enjoy time spent travelling to and from the mothership in style, as well as unrestricted exploration whenever desired.

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Q52 tender Vripack design

Prevailing even during a pandemic, the Q52 has successfully transitioned from drawing board to finished product and will be undergoing sea trials in the coming months. To register your interest or schedule a trial run, please visit qnautic.com for more information.

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"It’s been a pleasure to work with Vripack on the development of both boats, the Q39 and the Q52".

ROBBERT VAN RIJK, FOUNDER OF QNAUTIC

SPECIFICATIONS

Current name Q52
Length 16,1 mtr
Beam 4.5 mtr ( 14.9 ft. )
Draft incl. Pod 1.00 mtr ( 3.3 ft.)
Designer Vripack
Interior Design Vripack & Qnautiq
Naval Architect Vripack
Structural Engineering Vripack
Mechanical Engineering Vripack
Yard Qnautic
Type of vessel Tender
Hull type Deep V-planing hull
Material Hull Constructed of GRP composite vacuum injection
Classification CE-(B)
Engine 2 x 600 hp Cummins QSC
Speed (max) 40 knts

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