A quote of the Canadian-born owner of 2008-built Beothuk: “If you want a yacht of the highest pedigree, you have to go to Holland.” More than a decade on, both the sentiment and boat remain as enduring tributes to design, naval architecture, and build quality. The owner’s second Kuipers-built yacht by the same name, and his second Vripack, Beothuk is a boat that stands the test of time.
A DESIRE FOR EFFICIENCY
Classic by design and contemporary by outfitting at the time of delivery, today Beothuk still encapsulates the original brief; a desire for efficiency. Commissioned by a proactive owner with technical knowledge and time on his hands the vessel needed to deliver on two fronts. It required state-of-the-art machinery and equipment that was also easily accessible to enable the owner to maintain it himself.
And top tier it was. At 31 meters, Beothuk was the first new build to be fitted entirely with energy-saving LED lights. The soundproofed engine room gave direct access to myriad appliances, and the custom-built bridge provided touchscreen software for all onboard functions.