Vripack designed 42m family motor yacht Star by Kingship lifts her anchor and sets course for Hainan Rendez Vous 2012, running from April 5 to 8, where she will be presented to the public for the first time. The dark blue and off white Star superyacht combines unparalleled long range as well as comfort features with a Dutch minimalistic white interior.
“Star is one of those unique yachts where the synergy between all parties is so good that great things happen”, Marnix of Vripack proudly says. “Our team spent more than twelve thousand hours to design every little detail from her fuel efficient hull, to the no nonsense systems, chiqeu interiors and low production building kit.”
“Some of her unique features are the control room and engineer cabin in the aft ship both uncommon on yachts these size. Although she is classed with unmanned machine space (UMS) this yacht is designed to sail across the globe on her own keel which means you need to provide room for the crew close to their work space. So the captain is next to the bridge and the engineer to the engine room. Star’s whole layout is set up this way, smart and lean.”
A happy Bart from Vripack continues, “The 51 years of yacht design and naval architecture experience of Vripack is seen throughout. A striking example is the little bench right next to the aft deck entrance door. When you walk up the pasarelle, swim platform or wait for the tender to pick you up it’s nice to sit down and take of or put on your high heels before you go to the club.”
“Vripack designed the social areas on the bridge and fly bridge deck leaving the aft deck for two 6 meter tenders. “We designed butterfly doors for the sky lounge which can open full beam allowing the outer and inner deck to merge to one large open space. One straight stair connects it to the fun deck on fly bridge level. A full size spa pool, sun pads for the family, open bar, grill and a lounge area should allow for numerous new Family memories.”
The design of the superyacht Star is a Dutch minimalistic-meets-homy statement by our Design Studio”, Marnix continues. “It is too easy to fit out a Gentleman’s yacht with teak or other wood structures. So we refrained from using it anywhere. The base of every inside area is off white and we very carefully built up the material choices and color schemes from there. Especially the use of softer furnishings like calf skin and Alcantara next to the fine glossed perfectly square panels makes sure you get an interior you can walk of the beach with san don your feet and don’t worry sitting down.”
“I am sure we have driven the Kingship team who built her to close madness. This is the fifth boat we are co-operating on and she is the best boat we have seen coming out of Asia so far. That there is more to that than meets the eye Kingship proved when we conducted the sea trials. Due to Chinese New Year the yard had no change to trial her before our team of Naval Architects came on board. I was personally one of them and witnessed one of the best sea trials we ever had. Performing as she should with not one alarm! And yes, they were working.” concludes Marnix with a big smile.
Leaving the Kingship yard at Zhongsan in the Pearl River Delta the luxury yacht Star will make a quick sail by Hong Kong and Macau and than head South to Sanya on the Island of Hainan nick named the Chinese Riviera.