Vripack - Refit RH3 - Interior design - Image of the writing table - Famous Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen

A go-anywhere explorer. A home from home.


It’s hard to resist falling in love with a yacht, and as the saying goes, true love never dies. The owner of RH3 had to wait more than a decade after falling in love with her before he could become her proud owner. And the owner was, by this point, ready to discover the world with his partner and two young kids, and experience the sort adventures he’d heard others talk about. His RH3, having already crossed the Atlantic Ocean no less than sixteen times, was certainly fit for purpose.

The owner wanted his boat to arouse the same emotions as their home, and what better way to achieve this than to pair the famed Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen, that designed his house with the Vripack studio, that designed the yacht.


‘The collaboration between Vripack and Vincent van Duysen brought out the best in both teams. It resulted in the delivery of a highly liveable yacht that could retain this quality whatever the season, wherever in the world'.


Vripack - Refit RH3 - Interior design - Dining area - Creating a family home at sea - Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen

Van Duysen was able to keep most of the original woodwork, augmenting it with bleached and brushed European oak with white lacquered paneling. The bathrooms were upgraded with Carrara marble and brushed stainless steel, and the beds, chairs, and sofas were clad in natural leather, cotton rope fabric, and Belgian linen. The resulting atmosphere feels timeless.


RH3 is geared entirely toward the seamless interplay of mind, body, and nature: being active, getting up early, working out, going for a swim then hiking or biking.

Achieving mental and spiritual equilibrium on board a yacht requires mindfulness. On RH3, that involves relaxing and taking in the view from one of the two chairs on the observation deck. After all, falling in love is one thing, but staying in love for a lifetime is a lot easier when the object of love renders your life so carefree.


‘I didn't know how my partner and kids would react once the yacht was ready but they jumped on the sofas and immediately felt at home.’



Current name RH3
Design number 5102
Year of built 2003
Year of refit 2016
Length 39.00 m
Beam 8.13 m
Draft 2.85 m
Designer Vripack
Naval Architect Vripack
Engineering Vripack
Interior Design Vincent Van Duysen
Builder RMK Marine
Refit Shipyard Rybovich
Type of vessel Expedition Yacht
Hull type Displacement
Material Steel / Aluminum
Classification Lloyds Registered
Engine 2x CAT 3412E
Speed (cruising/max) 12.5 / 11 knots
Fuel capacity 60,000 liters
Freshwater capacity 16,200 liters
Grey / black water capacity 15,000 liters
Owner & Guest 10 persons
Crew 8 persons

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