Vango | 49.98m (163'11")
built in 2006, USA
Vango, named after the impressionist Vincent van Gogh, is both Westport Shipyard’s largest ever and also the first of the largest GRP production yachts in the world. This tri-deck, semi-displacement yacht that manages to stay below the 500GRT rule (a notable achievement for a yacht of this size) features a hull design by William Garden with interior design, general arrangement, and exterior styling by Donald Starkey Designs.
Vango is the first hull of Westport’s 50m series, whose spec-built boats feature a cored-composite hull and superstructure, and are powered by twin 3,650hp 16V 4,000 MTU diesels that provide a top speed of 24 knots and a maximum range of over 5,000nm at reduced speed. An innovative arrangement in this series includes a top-deck VIP suite with its own sun deck, and a large formal dining room adjacent to the galley. The main-deck master suite spans the full beam, while the saloon features intimate conversation areas. Just aft is a large covered deck for outdoor gatherings. Vango is lavishly appointed, with an interior color scheme based on a palette inspired by impressionist paintings. She accommodates her owners and up to ten guests in unsurpassed comfort and privacy.
Builder & Naval architecture: Westport
Naval architecture: William Garden
Exterior & Interior Design: Donald Starkey