Vitruvius present Acquaintance

Alasdair Whyte
By Alasdair Whyte September 23, 2015 12:48

Vitruvius present Acquaintance

Vitruvius Yachts, design and naval architecture company from the French Philippe Briand Group, presented their three latest projects at the Monaco Yacht Show last week.

The projects include an 80 metre vessel to be built at Turkish shipyard Turquoise Yachts, a 60 metre yacht to be built at Feadship, and designs for a 105 metre yacht design.

The 105 metre yacht, project name Acquaintance, will be built at Oceanco. She will be 20 percent more fuel efficient than other motoryachts her size.

Though built at different shipyards, the yachts will all have a ‘distinctive likeness’ in their stretched hulls according to Vitruvius.

Three motoryachts have been completed so far to Vitruvius Yachts designs, and all built at the Picchiotti yard in La Spezia, Italy. 50 metre Exuma was delivered in 2010, 55 metre Galileo G was delivered in 2011 and 73 metre Grace E was delivered in 2014.

They are also in negotiations with a company in China to create a ‘land yacht’ for a yacht club in Hong Kong. This will be their first project in Asia and have said they “are thrilled to be exploring new territory for the company”.

Vitruvius Yachts also revealed that they are in discussion with Pendennis and Ocea about the design of a Commuter range. They said they have “absolutely no plans to create our own yard and it is essential to Philippe and the brand that all Vitruvius Yachts are built at highly reputable, good quality yards. We are not project managers; we are designers.”

In a recent statement, they said: “We have seen a trend that the average age of superyacht owners is decreasing, and they are using yachts in different ways than has been the norm in the past. Yachts are being built to take into account the evolution of their families. Many of our clients see yachts as a more private space, where they do not invite a lot of guests at once, and they are spending more extended time onboard.”


Name: Acquaintance

Builder: Oceanco
Length: 105.0m / 344′ 5″

Exterior: Philippe Briand Group
Naval Architect: Oceanco / Briand / BMT

Guests: 24
Crew: 32
Beam (max): 17.0m / 55′ 7″
Max speed: 178.5 knots
Propulsion: 4 x MTU 16V 4000 M33s (1,760kW)

Alasdair Whyte
By Alasdair Whyte September 23, 2015 12:48

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