Sunday, May 28

Sleek New Q52 from Vripack and Qnatic

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The sleek, stunning, head-turning Q52 from Vripac, the Dutch design studio, was originally meant to be a superyacht tender, but it can just as easily serve as a weekend (or longer) luxury cruiser.

The boat was built by Qnatic, the Dutch family-owned yard, and it has a large owner’s cabin that can sleep two (with a double bed that can be converted to two twins, if necessary), plus a forward dinette that can sleep two more on a U-shaped couch that converts to a double bed. A glass shading wall separates the large shower from the day head.

Vripack says the boat was designed for fun and adventure “with thrill-seeking at its heart.” Power for the Q52 comes from two 600-hp Cummins QSC diesels with Zeus pod drives, producing a top speed of 40 knots. The deep-V hull is laid up with lightweight composite for performance and fuel efficiency.

The lines are low and modern, but the decks all have traditional teak. The three helm seats are luxurious and comfortable; the couch aft converts to an oversized sunbed with a Bimini for shade. An outdoor bar with a wine cooler and fridge complete the beach-club vibe. A wide passarelle makes it easy to step on and off the boat.

The Q52 is the second collaboration between Vripack and Qnatic. Two years ago they designed and built a Q39 super-RIB.

The new Q52 has an LOA of 52’ 8”, beam of 14’ 9”, and a draft of 3’ 3”. Read more:



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