Rock: A modern SUV Class Yacht

Designed by Vripack, this uniquely lined vessel is under construction at the Evadne yard with project management support by Tufan and Brothers. Her Fast Displacement hull will allow a 16 knots top speed  with two CAT C12 engines at 1000hp and at 12 knots she still boasts a Transatlantic range of 3000 Nm. Ready to be launched early 2018 she will be noticed especially for her interior volume use.

To create a design that’s more than meets the eye is what they do best at Vripack and MY Rock is another fine example. Robin de Vries explains his design approach, “In order to draw a radical new style which is future proof I adapted our VriThinking method which let me to the trend of Marble we’ve been spotting for a couple of years. To adopt the masculinity of the stone with feminine shapes of a yacht created a style that was spot on for this owner. Working in a Holistic design team my colleagues from Naval Architecture and Engineering provided from day one the right tools which makes MY Rock a true Vripack explorer.”

“On board the Family will always be facing the sea, that’s how we designed her,” continuous De Vries, “although a rather open plan layout the routing and furniture is placed more like a modern loft than traditional yacht. In plan view that creates an a-symmetric layout which at first sight startles you, yet you don’t experience your time on board in plan view. When you actually use the yacht at sea it all makes sense.”

“We kept her length in a fashion to be able to get in virgin areas of Mediterranean. MY Rock has a high straight bow to intercept rough seas and low aft to be close to sea as some sea gurus prefer”, continues owner Sayakci. “Last few decades mega yachts went into an adolescent race of length. While their providing more space and comfort at the same time they probably are alienating the passengers from a connection to the sea and nature. For me Vripack managed to pack a super yacht comfort and floor space in a moderate size while achieving an impressive speed.”

Photos: Courtesy of Vripack