Project Revolution is based on the Flow concept developed by Vripack. The firm claims this is a project where all the parties involved have collaborated to take this vessel beyond any known limit for this range of yachts.

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Vripak talks about new 47m explorer project Revolution. Photo by Neil Rabinowitz

Following on the news about the sale of the 47m Revolution by Swell Yachting, Dutch yacht design and naval architecture studio Vripack has revealed details of the project.

Project Revolution is based on the Flow concept developed by Vripack. The firm claims this is a project where all the parties involved have collaborated to take this vessel beyond any known limit for this range of yachts.

“At 47m just under 500Ggt she boasts no less than seven state rooms and six crew cabins, a 6m swimming pool, 8m Limo tender and 28sq m gym. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg”, says Marnix J. Hoekstra, one of the creative directors at Vripack.

“Also her technical backbone is the crème de la crème giving her outstanding expedition capability in terms of safety, reliability, comfort and longevity. More than one part hasn’t even been invented yet,” says Hoekstra.

User-friendly layouts

Vripack is known for its novel and ultra user-friendly layouts and this yacht projects reflects that. The lower deck guest staterooms are directly connected to the crew cabins allowing for quick undisturbed service access. A central staircase is available for the crew as well as for the guest. Right at the back is found a jet stream pool with separate jacuzzi.

“As the owner is an experienced captain who enjoys sailing his yacht more than anything, we placed his quarters on the bridge deck with a running machine at the steering wheel and his bath in the Gull Wing giving rear and front unobstructed views,” explains Hoekstra, adding that additional features on the yacht include a full blown gym and sports-bar.

“When you walk through the interior everything is where you expect it to be, yet she has an unconventional layout”, continues Hoekstra.

Commenting on the interior design, he says: “When you take a piece of paper in your hand, fold and cut it and place pieces on top of each other you get the effect we created. The visual disconnection between the various surfaces reveals a continuous champagne golden lit infinite line making Revolution stand out from the crowd also at night time when you sail up with the limo from a romantic dinner on shore.”

Mooring without lines

For this project, the yard team together with the Vripack engineers created a diesel-electric drive train which to date is only available for bigger yards.

Hoekstra explains: “The biggest benefit is for the owners as the engine room is about 50% smaller than normal due to the space efficiency of electrical drives and electrical pods. Those Veth pods by the way aren’t even exist yet. Veth is inventing them as we speak.”

Another innovation, which will be created, is the mooring system that will allow the yacht to be docked without any mooring line hooked or anchor dropped.

“With Revolution we created a yacht that stops you from turning the page. She features the most sought-after form which follows function, embraces our holistic philosophy which lead to a masculine exterior and smooth interior with cutting edge naval architecture.

“Our creative signature to finely balance apparent contradictions like raw and smooth is really translated well by the team in this yacht,” Marnix concludes.