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Vanquish unveils all-new VQ40

by Vanquish Yachts 17 May 2019 04:08 PDT
All-new VQ40 © Vanquish Yachts

Powering ahead with innovations that revolutionise the motorboat industry, Vanquish Yachts has unveiled its sensational new VQ40. This formidable new boat blends together premium Dutch artisanship with Bakewell-White's potent stepped hull and Guido de Groot's exquisite exterior profile to create a true drivers' boat for men who love cars.

Vanquish has already gained a massive fan base for its bespoke aluminium powerboats, which are being ordered worldwide by clients in ever larger versions. But size isn't everything the new VQ40 will be built in high-quality composite to meet an equally strong demand for Vanquish yachts under 45 feet. Leveraging on the yard's experience with composite on the successful VQ16 water scooter, Vanquish will be able to create more VQ40s in a shorter timeframe, further boosting the brand's global visibility.

Unique assets

The renderings of the VQ40 already quicken the heart. They also illustrate the remarkable time and effort which has gone into ensuring that all the assets that make a Vanquish unique have been included in this stunning new speed machine. And then some...

The stepped hull was designed by the award-winning naval architects at Bakewell-White Yacht Design, specialists in high-performance hulls from New Zealand. Their work on the VQ40 has helped ensure an unrivalled acceleration and a boat that excels in terms of wave riding skills and manoeuvrability. The rest of the exceptionally cool exterior design is from the drawing boards of Guido de Groot who has poured elegance and resolve into this latest member of the fleet, giving the VQ40 that instantly recognisable Vanquish flair.

Inboards and outboards

Another key consideration in the development of the VQ40 was the wide range of different clients that Vanquish serves. The boat is therefore exceptionally multifunctional and can be equipped with a wide selection of engines.

The standard inboard propulsion setup consists of twin 320 hp Volvo D4 diesels with DPI drives and a maximum speed of 40 knots. Clients can also opt for twin 440 hp Volvo D6 engines to increase their top speed to 46 knots. Choices for the outboard version with the Mercury Verado range from twin 225 hp (speed of 35 knots) to triple 350 hp (51 knots) and the Veloce model with triple 400 hp (54+ knots). Regardless of which installation owners choose, they're certain to feel unparalleled power once they take their place in the co-pilot seats.

Room for more

The layout of the VQ40 offers a wealth of space, with seats and loungers for 14 people and plenty of room to walk around safely and comfortably. In addition, the boat is fitted with a stylish, transparent T-Top that lets in air but not heat.

There are lounge areas fore and aft, each furnished with extremely comfortable and high-quality cushions. Behind the driver and co-pilot seats is a smart outdoor-galley area, complete with electric grill, Corian countertop, sinks, hot & cold water, wine cooler/fridge and storage lockers. The snazzy area below decks includes a double bed, shower and toilet.

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