A robust sailing yacht for long passages, a comfortable home for year-round living. Vripack-designed Lola E embraces a holistic approach to life on the water.
Lola E is a sailing yacht designed to explore the world. Conceived for an owner to live aboard, the 20-metre boat marries naval architectural prowess with the simplicity of a home at sea.
Custom built in 2004 by KM Yachtbuilders, Lola E embodies the essence of yachting. She is a nod to her original namesake, Norwegian-born Colin Archer, one of the most important yacht designers of the 19th century. Designed by Vripack, she offers contemporary spaces framed by classic lines.
“Lola E is the perfect example of Vripack’s knowledge on designing sailing boats suitable for exploring the world. Of incorporating a holistic approach in the overall design process. We did this in the past, we do it today and we’ll continue to do so in the future.”
BART M. BOUWHUIS - CO-CREATIVE DIRECTOR
The S-shaped double-ender cutter rigged sloop is just as suited to sailing the Seven Seas as she is to cruising secluded waters. Every inch of her 18.6m steel hull and superstructure is tailored to fit her owner’s lifestyle. A round bilge hull with canoe stern and long keel provides stability. Comfortable, sophisticated and stylish, she pairs a spacious interior with a refined exterior.
A luxurious owner’s stateroom with en-suite is located aft. Two inviting guest cabins are positioned forward. From the main deck saloon, panoramic vistas gift views of the surrounding water and far-reaching horizons. The entire onboard experience is characterised by Vripack’s all-inclusive approach to design.
The Dutch studio delivered a turnkey solution. Exterior and interior design is underpinned by expert naval architecture, as well as structural, mechanical and interior engineering. She is easy to handle with only a small crew, yet capable of crossing oceans. A long-range family cruiser centred around seaworthiness, safety and comfort. Lola E bears all the hallmarks of Vripack’s yachting expertise.
“My family and I are so happy with Lola E you can’t imagine. We are on board six to seven months a year, and I wouldn’t dream of anything else.”
|Current name||Lola E|
|Year of built||2004|
|Builder||K & M|
|Type of vessel||S-shaped double-ender, sloop cutter rigged|
|Hull type||Round bilge with canoe stern|
|Engine||Caterpillar, MODEL 3126b|
|Speed (cruising/max)||10 knts / 12 knts|
|Fuel capacity||4.800 litres|
|Fresh water capacity||1.800 litres|
|Grey / black water capacity||1.200 litres|
|Owner & Guest||6 persons|
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