If ever there was a yacht identifiable as a Vripack on first sighting, it’s E&E. Tailor-made for adventures on the high seas, the 42m expedition yacht built by Turkish shipyard Cizgi Yat in 2011 screams style and substance. Exterior styled by the Dutch design studio, its high bowed, large-decked design is conceived for comfort and safety in all weather.
In 2012, E&E was awarded the Judges Commendation for Best Displacement Motor Yacht below 500GT at the seventh World Superyacht Awards. Aside from the shallow draft and luxurious interior styled by Art Line Studios, it was the yacht’s vast exterior deck areas – considered for elevated comfort and ideal for living large outdoors – that spoke to the judges.
Two al fresco dining and seating areas nod at socialising. The sundeck, with its on-deck Jacuzzi and panoramic views, is a crowd pleaser. It’s supported by a wet bar, shaded nooks and oversized sunpads. The hydraulic swim stairs bring the convenience factor, either descending into the water or serving as a dive board.
Steel hulled with an aluminium superstructure, E&E was designed with charter in mind. iPod docks, high-quality surround sound speakers create an onboard ambience tailored to guests. The yacht is even equipped with video conferencing technology for those who wish to remain plugged in even when away.
A full-to-bursting toy box contains every conceivable thrill, from SeaDoos and Waverunners to wakeboards and a raft of inflatables. The boat’s interior storage even has room enough for two stylish tenders. Whether underway or anchored for the nights, an advanced stabilisation system reduces the side-to-side roll of the yacht for optimum guest comfort.
Powered by twin 737 horsepower engines, E&E taps out at 14 knots with a cruising speed of 11 knots. Her bold exterior lines turn heads, but the design is more than skin deep. A popular charter platform that’s ideal for pushing beyond the standard cruising grounds, E&E is a robust and reliable explorer ready for whatever adventure waits around the corner, from the tropics to the poles.
|Current name||E & E|
|Year of built||2011|
|Interior Design||Art Line|
|Type of vessel||Motor yacht|
|Classification||ABS Maltese Cross, +A1|
|Engine||2 Caterplillar 750 HP|
|Speed (cruising/max)||approx. 11 Knots | 14 Knots|
|Guests||10 persons in 5 cabins|