Vripack’s first design was summarily rejected. As was the second, and the third, at which point, it became patently clear to the team that they were facing one of their biggest design challenges to date. Everything about boat design was up for discussion, including the question of how one goes about designing an icon. Was it even realistic to set out to do so? What sort of lines please the eye to such degree that tearing one’s gaze away becomes a struggle? A young boy gazing out to sea should dream of one day sailing out on it in his Wajer, felt the team.
By now nearly everyone in the studio was working on the project. While the designers pored over every facet of the design with the level of attention normally associated with diamond cutters, the naval architects were rising to a challenge of their own, namely to create the first-ever European-built boat with a handling experience like no other, particularly when docking. After months of overtime, the Wajer, now spotting a finely balanced composite-moulded hull, was ready for its unveiling. Such was its splendour that when the black silk cloth was shipped off to reveal the scale model of this masterpiece, the mix of awed silence and gasps from the selected audience spoke more eloquently than worlds.
The world’s response to the sheer beauty and stunning performance of the full sized version confirmed the team’s hope of creating a design icon, and that slowly became her accepted designation. Fans and critics alike rave about her performance, which they liken to having the acceleration of a sports car but without the associated issue of pitching, or dynamic trim, resulting in a safe and comfortable experience for all on board. Her classically lofted sheer and sensuously rounded stern are recognisable even at a distance, but it is up close that the extend of her magnificence becomes apparent.