August 11, 2021
BOAT Briefing episode 46 - The interview is with the creative directors of Dutch design studio Vripack, Bart Bouwhuis and Marnix Hoekstra. The company was founded back in 1961, and today has an impressive portfolio of more than 7,500 designs.
August 3, 2021
Waterdream’s Vripack-designed yacht, the California 52, made its international debut at the World Yacht Trophies in Cannes in July 2020, where it scoped the Best Innovation Award. Only a few months later, Prince Bernhard van Oranje, founder of Waterdream, is presenting a very special edition of the California 52. His brand mission is to deliver high quality, sustainable, practical and timeless designs. Again, this Waterdream model hails from Dutch design studio Vripack, whose holistic vision is underpinned by strong naval architecture.
July 29, 2021
The new 55-metre Al Waab is the first superyacht to be launched from the new 2,000-tonne capacity ship lift, part of a wider investment by the Antalya Free Zone into its yachtbuilding infrastructure that includes bigger cranes and travel lifts as well as new hangars for superyacht construction and refit projects. “For many owners, the concept of enjoying a ‘home at sea’ is what drives their passion for yachting,” says Bart Bouwhuis, Co-creative Director at Vripack. “The owner of Al Waab II had the explicit desire to use his boat as a family apartment. That desire became the founding principle of the entire design. The result is the very essence of living on the water.”
June 17, 2021
There is much to celebrate about Dutch studio Vripack’s forward-thinking design of the 55-metre Al Waab. Large volume. Owner-centric layout. The marriage of space, weight, and function. But at the heart of the creative is sophisticated ambient lighting that transitions from morning through to evening. In answering the owner’s brief to have the ultimate home at sea, Vripack set about addressing the nuances of illumination. The result is a design that celebrates natural sunlight by day and soft diffused lighting by night.
June 8, 2021
The ocean is the heart of our planet. World Ocean Day. The ocean is the heart of our planet. And new ideas are the lifeblood of design. Creative, unconventional, holistic design has long been embedded in the Vripack DNA. But intrinsic to this is a studio-wide spotlight on sustainability. To successfully protect and preserve our oceans, we believe sustainability needs to be viewed as a design challenge. We embrace the need to work together to find effective solutions. From renewable energy to innovative propulsion and efficient naval architecture, we approach each project with an environmentally conscious mindset. The bigger the problem, the longer the journey, but our focus remains the same. Let’s ride together on this new wave.
April 19, 2021
Royal Huisman unveils the world's largest true sportfish yacht. Vripack Yacht Design is responsible for the exterior and interior design and naval architecture of this highly prestigious project, in close collaboration with Royal Huisman – considered to be the only shipyard capable of the engineering and production of this unique superyacht. The project is managed by Aqua Marine representing the Owner’s team, working closely with Bush & Noble and Hampshire Marine as technical managers in a close collaboration to deliver an exceptional project.
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