A playful interaction of form & function, intuition & intelligence, and balance & performance
Vripack’s design philosophy is informed by a creative, holistic and collaborative approach that enables it 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, comfort and security.
The studio is fortunate in that it tends to attract clients whose open-mindedness, ambition and sense of adventure supports the team’s desire to keep pushing the borders and raising the bar in its pursuit of excellence. As a result, it’s able to deliver yachts that not only reflect its clients’ specific needs and aspirations, but also set benchmarks in the market.
And while it is guided each time by the same design philosophy, each yacht that emerges from the studio is unique, because each of its clients is unique. Before sketching a single line, the team spends as much time as is necessary familiarising itself with the client, asking questions, listening intently and learning as much as it can about the client’s lifestyle and planned cruises. Everything the team does revolves around the client, for it is they that will be sailing out to sea on the team’s designs, manning ship in all kinds of weather conditions, and sometimes sailing so far out that the reassurance of safety becomes paramount.
The studio’s approach is governed by a playful interaction of form and function, intuition and intelligence, and balance and performance. The trained eye looks in vain at, say, a spiral staircase on one of its yachts, for the divide between aesthetic beauty and function. The same applies to every aspect of its creations, and it is second nature for the team members to consider all the elements in concert, so that the interaction becomes seamless. Yet, this finely honed approach, along with the studio’s wealth of knowledge and experience, hasn’t narrowed its creative curiosity in any way. If anything, it seems to drive its curiosity, allowing its team to venture far beyond its comfort zone to observe and learn from other great artists and engineers. And because of the studio’s accumulated wealth of experience, its open-mindedness, its curiosity and its holistic approach, it is able to easily incorporate all the insights it gleans and techniques it observes into what it does in a continuous process of enrichment that manifests itself in the perfectly balanced yachts that have made its name.
Vripack’s yachts appeal to the heart, mind and senses in equal measure, offer light-filled, elegant and comfortable spaces, and ensure their owners, and their guests and crew, feel at home at sea.