Two new VQ54s currently being built are based on the successful VQ48 theme. They will be equipped with the latest award-winning MAN i6-800 diesel engines and feature a Williams tender on board with its own garage.
The MAN i6-800 in-line six-cylinder engines have won the international Red Dot award 2016 for their excellent design. “With The introduction of the i6, we now have an MAN engine means we can add a handsome appearance to our reputation for which no longer purely represents reliability and power.
The outstanding design of the i6 is the “icing on the cake” for luxury yachts, and next to dynamics, as it also brings aesthetics firmly into the engine room,” says Claus Benzler, head of MAN Marine Engines.
The VQ54 is powered by surface drives, allowing it to develop a spine-tingling 45 knots. For added fun and functionality, the boat comes with its own tender bay which can easily accommodate a fast Williams 285 Turbojet. For easy accessibility, the door of the garage opens aft.
Some 16.60 metres in length with a 4.91-metre beam, the VQ54 provides an enormous amount of open deck space and freedom of movement. She is the ideal party boat for Ibiza, according to one of the proud new owners. Unequalled music quality is, as with the VQ48, ensured with an awesome sound system that will be custom fitted and adapted to the specific characteristics of the boat and the owners’ personal wishes.
The fast Williams tender can be used for wakeboarding with the kids on the open sea within safe reach of the VQ54, and the tender allows the owners to get around easily and pick any quayside restaurant for lunch or dinner without having to worry about access.
The VQ54 design is also fully balanced. The bold lines give the yacht a distinctive and dynamic appearance that is clearly recognisable from a distance.
In addition to the three characteristic VQ Yachts qualities of manoeuvrability, cruising comfort and total custom construction, a great deal of attention has been paid to storage space for all kinds of luggage, diving equipment and other toys. The interior includes a spacious shower room with toilet as well as a comfortable berth for two people. On deck there is a large kitchen with substantial refrigerators that is ideal for al fresco wining and dining. Additional shade on the motoryacht can be provided by various bimini systems.