Vitruvius Yachts’ plans for 2016 growth

Vitruvius Acquaintance

Moving into 2016, Vitruvius Yachts have several yachts on the drafting table and under construction at various shipyards. The designs range from 60 metres to 105 metres in length and all are fully custom.

The London-based design and naval architecture company, led by Veerle Battiau and Philippe Briand, signed two new build projects at prominent shipyards in 2015, including Feadship de Vries in Holland and Turquoise in Turkey. Vitruvius Yachts also announced a number of exciting new collaborative projects for design concepts, and is undertaking its first landbased project, a ‘land yacht’ yacht club based in Hong Kong, due for completion in 2017.

Mrs Veerle Battiau, Director of Vitruvius Yachts, said: “We are excited by what the future holds at Vitruvius Yachts. As well as our ongoing relationship with Picchiotti, this year we secured some wonderful new projects that look set to take our designs in new and challenging directions. The vision of our head designer Philippe Briand, complemented by the skills of his 10-strong team of design and naval architecture specialists, is now to be realized by world-class superyacht builders in three countries within the next three years.”

Vitruvius have designed a 58 metre motoryacht to be built at Feadship. It is due for delivery in 2018 and will have a design reference of a ‘beach house on the water’.

80m VY80, built at Turquoise yachts, is expected for completion in 2018. According to Vitruvius Yachts, “It will feature significant use of glass to give a sense of transparency and openness, while maintaining an intimate ‘family feeling”.

Oceanco are also set to build the 105 metre Acquaintance concept from Vitruvius (pictured above). It will accommodate up to 24 guests and is designed to be 20% more efficient than other motoryachts of its size.

A Vitruvius ‘Land Yacht’ is also set to launch. The company was approached by investment company New World, which owns a yacht club in Hong Kong to realise their new facilities as a land yacht. Briand and his team will be involved in every aspect of the club’s new set-up, including staff uniforms and designing the building to full yacht code standards and marine design philosophies.

“We are enjoying the creative challenges of our projects, as Vitruvius Yachts grows and develops. We are seeing the market embrace our design philosophy, which is very gratifying,” concluded Battiau.