A perfect start of the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2010 as 500 quests at Donald Trumps estate witnessed the Vripack designed Brandaris Q52 winning the Sports Tender ShowBoats Design Awards. This elegant smooth driving boat designed for Dutch builder ‘t Wije, who was ecstatic at the stage twirling around presenter and actress Janice Hamilton, won as she was the most innovative yet stylish Sports Tender.
Since this is the first and only International Design Award for small craft like this Sports Tender, the competition was tough as eight outstanding tenders were nominated in this category. The Brandaris Q52 is considered by the judges to be the best of its type as the combination of the Zeus POD driven full planing hull with modern spacious interior sleeping four people yet having three quarters of the boat as open deck space covered with Estec an a full bar and pop-up spa pool proved the winning combination.
“This is the ultimate satisfaction that we build not just a good but and outstanding boat and I am overly proud of this achievement,” says Arthur Oskamp CEO of ‘t Wije, “This tastes just as sweet as the champagne that arrived at our table afterwards.”
Marnix J. Hoekstra, of Designer and Naval Architects Vripack, “To receive this international recognition for our small craft design and engineering especially in these challenging times is simply inspiring for our Team. We are most humbled and at the same time motivated to enthusiastically continue our innovative approach as we see this as the only way out of the crisis.”
Much attention has been paid to the modern lines of the Brandaris Q52 with classical curves from which she distinguishes herself from all other designs like an elegant swan. The appearance, feeling, performance, luxury and detail carry this Vripack design to the highest level with a guaranteed exclusivity. She is very suitable for cruising the Mediterranean or exploring nice bays and marina’s from the Bahamas to Dubai. She is the perfect combination of enjoying life outdoors with beautiful entourages and the possibility to spend many nights on board. Relaxed or sportive cruising are all included in this ‘Gran Turismo’, also called the Bentley of the Boats because of her exclusivity, quality and comfort.
Technical specifications of theVripack Brandaris Q52 Sports Tender:
LOA : 16m / 52.50ft
LWL : 14.50m / 47.50ft
BOA : 4.50m / 14.80ft
BWL : 3.90m / 12.80ft
Draught : 0.65m / 2.10ft, incl. pod 1.0m / 3.30ft
Fuel : 1500L
Water : 500L
Black water : 300L
Materials : Composite
Hull type : planing
Engine : 2x Cummins ZEUS 3800 QSC600HP
Max. speed : 40kts
Designer : Vripack
Naval Architect : Vripack
Structural eng. : Vripack
Interior Design : Vripack
Builder : ‘t Wije Handelsonderneming Oskamp
Classification : CE-B
Established in 1961, Vripack is a leading full service design, naval architecture, engineering and brokerage organization. Aiming for long term relationships with private customers, yards, fellow architects and their personal, Vripack believes that Quality is the sum of Workmanship and Enthusiasm.