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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.

FASCINATION FOR BOATS

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.

DICK BOON’S HERITAGE

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 7,500 projects by Vripack.

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AWARDS

ACKNOWLEDGED FOR ITS INGENUITY AND INNOVATION

It is always an honor 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.

VOYAGER’S AWARD

Some of the studio’s yachts have even been honored 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.

RICH HISTORY OF YACHTING

Gratifying as these awards may be for both designer and builder, each is also an acknowledgment 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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DOCUMENTARIES

DISCOVERY DOCUMENTARY – SUPERYACHTS

Vripack has created over 7.500 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.

TEAMWORK

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 on a journey towards creating their yacht.

Enjoy watching our series.