Vanquish Yachts unveils plans for first ‘ultra-fast’ superyacht

Dutch design studioVanquish Yachts has revealed a new design for its largest and fastest yacht to date.

At 28.3m LOA, the VQ90 Veloce mimics the silhouette of the new Vanquish VQ48, and is capable of reaching 55+ knots. Vanquish states this will make it one of the fastest superyachts in the world, thanks to its three MTU 16V 2000 engines and Arneson surface drives, arranged in her super-streamlined V-shape hull.

Designed in partnership with Guido de Groot, the VQ90 is a variation of Vanquish’s existing VQ models, which according to Vanquish, “stand out for their powerful performance, striking appearance and high degree of comfort.”

She will be the company’s debut superyacht, with the studio having previously made its name in powerboats in the 15 to 25 ft range. They believe that she will be “one of the ten swiftest superyachts in the world”, and has been named as such – with ‘Veloce’ being the Italian word for ‘fast’. 

Tom Steentjes, CEO of Vanquish Yachts said, “All Vanquish clients are demanding individualists on the lookout for extravagant and revolutionary designs that provide extreme performances.

“The VQ90 Veloce will combine a breakneck speed of at least 55 knots, with the manoeuvrability of a 60 footer and exceptional comfort and stability.

“The design lends itself particularly well to the kind of innovations and unique ideas that have yet to be seen on other superyachts.”

According to Vanquish, the VQ90 will feature a large open deck plan for al fresco entertaining, and a panoramic hardtop with targa sunroof, designed to optimise climate control.

They have devised four alternative interior layouts for the vessel, with room for eight or 10 guests. She will have a bespoke sound system from Brian’s Custom Audio, which Vanquish said would be at home in any one of Ibiza’s legendary clubs, as well as acoustic insulation and a galley designed by top chef, Rene Schudel.

The VQ90 will also be available with different engine configurations, with a top-speed output in excess of 40 knots.

Vanquish plans to unveil the new VQ48, on which the VQ90 is designed, towards the end of next month at an event in St Tropez, France.

For more information, visit Vanquish Yachts.

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