To seduce also future small boat owners, Vripack introduces an elegant Gentleman’s runner christened Esquire 35. With her styling influenced by her 65ft bigger sister, the Esquire 35 is a head turner and prime example of the Holistic design success of Dutch Studio Vripack, which opened it’s prestigious LAB along the way.
“With dynamic continuing lines wrapping around her inspired by the likable flows of the 40’s & 50’s she is an interesting sculpture to look at”, according to Vripack designer Pim Dijksman. “Pleasing to the eye are the elliptical windows which are surrounded with high gloss wooden panels. The bulwark curls into the step up to the foredeck, which in the window’s reflection looks like one solid piece of bodywork. This elegant curl is mimicked around the front cap of the superstructure, giving her a pretty sturdy look.”
“Since she is a soft top you just want to ride her open, so we added a small windshield making sure the guests stay out of the wind making cruising at 65 km/h relaxing. And to allow for the ultimate cabrio experience heating is in place too of course. On smaller boats we believe it is vital to stimulate your sense of freedom, space and appreciation of being on the water so the salon and aft deck are designed in such a way that you can combine the outside and inside easily by means of butterflying full glass doors. Next to this you can also convert the space to a dining area and additional crash-bunk. We call it smart use of space; making her feel bigger then she is.” says Pim.
The kitchenette is flooded with light thanks to the ‘lack’ of a ceiling and it serves as the central space connecting the guest cabin, shower, toilet and owners cabin. For the interior styling, Vripack chose a sophisticated art-deco theme with modern touched materials like Piano black Pirasiet, natural oak and printed HPL finished off with warm marine grade fabrics, creating a joint venture with the classic exterior styling.
“To meet the wishes of current yacht owners and to be able to offer them the added Vripack value, during this project we’ve introduced our glamorous LAB. This LAB, which stands for Love All Boats, is one of the most exceptional and exclusive material laboratories to visit and is created especially for material and decoration selections of our interiors by our designers and owners.” explains Pim. “Following our Holistic approach we deliver to our customer fully turn key making it possible for them to step on board, feel at home and sail away without any hassle. Even the commercial photo shoot is done in combination with Vripack’s in-house stylists.”
The Esquire 35 is of course technically well thought out as well. Vripack Naval Architects gave her a steep bow, fine entry and comfortable deep-V hull. With her clever Smart Kit construction and double Volvo Penta Aquamatic D3 engines giving 220HP she sails at a comfortable 30 knots. And with the joystick docking system combined with electronic power steering maneuvering her in to tights corners is simply fun.
Altogether, she will make you look good and is definitely worth the dare!
LOA : 10.90m
BOA : 3.31m
Hull draft : 0.60m
CE Classification : C
Cruise / Max speed : 27-28 kts / 30-32kts
Fuel tank capacity : 2x 336L
Fresh water tank capacity : 170L
Waste water tank capacity : 88L
Hull & superstructure : Aluminum
Designer, Naval Architect, Engineer : Vripack