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INGOT BY VRIPACK

An American classic inside and out

Nothing relaxed the hard-working young businessman more than hopping aboard his little weekender with his family and venturing out across America’s lakes and rivers. As he rose through the ranks, the voyages grew longer and the family boats larger.

When his kids had become adults with careers, and had settled down in various parts of the country, he decided to approach Vripack and ask them to design a family home on water. Ingot, as all their previous yachts had been christened, was to be the private venue for the extended family’s periodical get-togethers, where to swap stories, catch up on each other’s lives, laugh, cry and bask in the warmth of familial love.

Ingot was to be built at the shipyard of the near 150-year-old Burger Boat Company in Wisconsin, a firm whose uncompromising commitment to perfection was shared by both Vripack and the new client. Burger Boat is one of the country’s oldest and most respected custom-made luxury yacht builders, and is, in addition, considered a cornerstone of the American yachting industry. Ingot was to be the largest luxury yacht they’d ever built, and the largest aluminium yacht ever built in America at that time.

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‘I don’t own Ingot; I am simply her caretaker for the next generation.’

OWNER OF INGOT

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The only fitting response to the brief was to deliver an instant classic. And thus was born Ingot, a global voyager with an interior classically bedecked in warm mahogany and burl. The elegant stateliness embraces you as you take in the yacht’s neoclassical interior, which includes everything from traditionally designed book-matched, raised panel Honduras mahogany and custom-built mahogany pillars (104 of them, no less), to the rare marble, granite and onyx surfaces in the on-suite bathrooms. Fabrics and upholstery are lush and inviting, the mother-of-pearl mosaics beautifully iridescent. It’s an interior that exudes endless dignity and sophistication.

The eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary design elements create interesting contrasts, which are echoed in a colour scheme that plays off light against dark, in the juxtaposition of lush textures and smooth, polished surfaces, and in the counterpoint of patterned material and plain. She breathes perfection in every detail of her 467m² interior accommodation and 386m² exterior deck and leisure space.

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‘Summer finds Ingot cruising the Mediterranean and in winter, the azure seas of the Caribbean. And no matter the year, the Vripack team is assured a Christmas card from this home at sea ’.

MANIX HOEKSTRA

SPECIFICATIONS

Current name Ingot
Type of vessel Gentleman’s Motor Yacht
Design number 5507
Year of built 2013
Length 46.63 M
Beam 8.84 M
Draft 2.13 M
Designer Vripack
Naval Architect Vripack
Structural Engineering Vripack
Mechanical Engineering Vripack
Interior Design Vripack
Interior Engineering Vripack
Builder Burger Boat Company
Hull type Round Bilge
Material Aluminum
Classification ABS, MCA
Engine CAT 3508B, 1000 BHP X2
Speed (cruising/max) 11 / 15 kts
Fuel capacity 60,640 ltrs
Fresh water capacity  11,350 ltrs
Grey / black water capacity 4,320 ltrs
Owner & Guest 10 persons
Crew 10 persons