Through the seven seas with FLOW, the new 51m yacht project by the Dutch Vripack

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]utch Vripack unveiled thier latest 51-metre yacht project, named ‘Flow’. Whenever you intend to travel, FLOW will sail you there in comfort and safety. Designed with the experience of over 7,000 hulls, she has been optimized to roam the seven seas without any restrictions.

The development of a yacht from a blank canvas is a long process and many customers just don’t have this amount of time to invest. With the design of FLOW Vripack set out a yacht which offers a fresh interpretation of the attributes most frequently requested by their clients.

The proven technical backbone makes it the crème de la crème when it comes to outstanding expedition capability on terms of safety, reliability, endurance and longevity.

FLOW is a yacht that already ticks all the boxes. Yet it is still very much a custom yacht with abundant opportunity to express the style, personality and priorities of any owner. For some this yacht will already be perfect; for others it may be the starting point of their own custom yacht journey.

The natural flowing lines of the exterior build the foundation for the interior in which texture, health and warmth go hand in hand.

“With FLOW we wanted to create a yacht that stops you from turning the page. She features the most sought-after form which follows function, embraces our holistic philosophy and allows a stunning exterior and harmonious interior with cutting edge naval architecture,” Bart Bouwhuis and Marnix Hoekstra, creative directors of Vripack explain.

The all-glass beach house


When sailing, FLOW offers the opportunity to sit back and relax in the unique all-glass beach house on the main deck while the wake of the yacht flows away to the open sea. While the yacht is at anchor, just open all doors and windows to enjoy the ocean breeze. The boat deck doubles as a shaded outdoor living space extend from port to starboard, when the tenders and toys are deployed. With the bulwarks folded down this space offers a massive lounge and party area.

“The design of FLOW once more proves that a good design shouldn’t meet all the requirements, it should surpass them, creating a yacht that goes beyond dreams” (Bart Bouwhuis & Marnix Hoekstra – Directors of Vripack).

The revelation of a treasure room


The treasure room on the bridge deck, running from port to starboard and filled with light flowing inside through the full-height ‘Windows to the world’, is the prefect location for family dinners and late night conversation. Standing proudly at the centre of the room is the family treasure cabinet, home to the collection of shells, stones and artifacts collected during the many memorable voyages aboard of FLOW.

Gull-wing lookouts


After eating there is the opportunity to lie back and enjoy the latest tunes in FLOW’s Gull-wing Lookouts, providing unobstructed forward views to the local scenery. The carefully selected furniture is gracefully integrated with the interior décor and features the finest sitting comfort available. The impeccable handcrafted interior features stunning materials and clever details, as well as tactile natural oxidized copper and calfskin leather.

A true sports-bar


While wandering the Pacific, the sun deck is perfect for a wide variety of both entertainment and exercise. This area provides climate controlled indoor and outdoor comfort. It is therefore possible to enjoy a cool drink and a fresh snack from the BBQ at the ultimate sports-bar. If this is not your cup of tea you could also take a dip in the Jacuzzi, go for a serious workout or linger with friends on the wind-protected lounge pads.

“The design of FLOW once more proves that a good design shouldn’t meet all the requirements, it should surpass them, creating a yacht that goes beyond dreams,” Bart and Marnix conclude. Or, as the globe trotting owner of the 45m luxury expedition yacht Big Fish once said; “If you’re going to buy a yacht, you might as well use it for adventure!”


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