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A distinguished history

If it’s true that the only source of knowledge is experience, then there’s little wonder that Vripack continuously knows how to create some of the most sophisticated yachts in maritime history.

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DICK BOON ABOUT VRIPACK’S HISTORY

‘I wish Vripack a healthy future, one in which they fulfil many more dreams of their visionary clients and remain the leaders that they are today.’

MR DICK BOON, FOUNDER

A PASSION FOR SAILING. A LOVE OF DESIGN.

Mr. Dick Boon – innovator, mentor and founder of Vripack

Even as a kid, Dick Boon was likely to be found sketching boats or on a vegetable barge; this was the ‘classroom’ for his first sailing lessons, and these were the beginnings of an education that would eventually see him qualify as a world renowned naval architect.

So fascinated was he by boats while growing up, that he spent all his free time during his job at the Amsterdam Dry Dock Co. indulging his interest at the sailing school in Sneek. And when he judged the school’s instruction boat to be less than satisfactory, he simply designed a new one.

Boon soon worked at one of the region’s oldest shipyards. However, despite its long heritage, it failed to offer the level of craft and ambition he sought. On October 2nd 1961, when he decided to set up his own practice, his wife supportively replied “Well, you’d better get to work then.”

Yachts of distinction since 1961

A selection of the most memorable moments from more than 7,000 projects by Vripack.

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AWARDS

Acknowledged for its ingenuity and innovation

It is always an honour to have the ingenuity and innovation of one’s designs, engineering and construction acknowledged by such esteemed bodies as the World Superyacht Awards, the International Superyacht Society Design and Leadership and the Design & Innovation Awards, and this humbling experience has been granted the studio more than 40 times.

Some of the studio’s yachts have even been honoured multiple times, owing to refits or rebuilds. The prestigious Voyager’s Award, awarded to the yacht that, in the judges’ opinion, completed the most inspirational cruise in the preceding year, has been won more times by Vripack’s yachts than by those of any other yacht-designer.

Gratifying as these awards may be for both designer and builder, each is also an acknowledgement of the respective owner’s ambition, and of their contribution both to the craft of yacht-building and to the rich history of yachting. Each yacht is the result of two or three years of dedication on the part of the team, builders and owner, united for a common goal: the creation of yet another world-beating yacht on which both owner and crew can feel at home at sea.

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COFFEE TABLE BOOK – SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

Yacht Design by Vripack

Yacht Design by Vripack presents a rare insight into one of world’s most sought after yacht design studios. The book showcases Vripack’s ability to combine accomplished exterior styling and elegant interior design with ingenious naval architecture and engineering, to ensure our clients feel at home, at sea.

The book showcases a mix of our studio’s most sensational yachts uniquely pictured in their natural habitat. Simply flipping through the stunning photography or reading it in great detail, you will certainly notice our design philosophy that is informed by a creative, holistic and collaborative approach that enables us to conceive yachts that offer their owners the most enriching experience possible on water, while allowing them to immerse themselves in this experience with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you enjoy unparalleled levels of safety and comfort.

PUBLISHER TERRA
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
NO. OF PAGES 240
COST € 50,-*

* Cost includes VAT and excludes shipping costs. When you have submitted your purchase via info@vripack.com you will receive a payment request incl. shipping costs and VAT. After payment we will send your package to the postal address you have provided. 

Books ordered via info@vripack.com are personally signed by Vripack’s Creative Directors Bart Bouwhuis and Marnix Hoekstra – limited edition!

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DOCUMENTARIES

Discovery Documentary – Superyachts

Vripack has created over 7300 designs and has been a world-player in Yacht Design, Naval Architecture and Engineering since the early 60s. Our passionate team is involved in the entire building process of innovative high quality yachts that are professionally developed for private customers and shipyards worldwide.

With these series we would like to take you on an expedition through our Holistic Design Approach by presenting the realization of four diverse projects: Rossomare, NED70, Gamma and MY Star. During the series you will experience how our team is working together with the owners in a journey towards creating their yacht.

Enjoy watching our series.