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First look: New renderings of first 35m Vanquish VQ115 Veloce

15 February 2022• Written by Holly Overton

Vanquish Superyachts has offered an exclusive first look inside its 35 metre VQ115 Veloce currently in build.

The high-performance motor yacht was commissioned in October 2020 by a repeat client and is set to be one of the fastest aluminium superyachts on the water thanks to a trio of MTU-Rolls-Royce 2650 engines with surface drives, delivering a top speed in excess of 50 knots. 

At 35 metres in length she will be the largest member of the Vanquish fleet when she is delivered to the Hamptons in 2022.

A sporty exterior features a slender hull and integrated flybridge courtesy of Guido de Groot. According to the shipyard, the VQ115 Veloce will "allow large groups of people to be entertained, enjoy extended stays on board and tap into a wide range of watersports."

Inside, the interior layout features a flexible main saloon with freestanding furniture that can be moved as required and accommodation for up to eight guests split between a master suite, VIP and guest cabin. There's a dedicated media room for quieter evenings spent on board which doubles as a fourth cabin thanks to two Pullman berths. Initial discussions with the owner began with a VQ90 concept which evolved to include an extra cabin, a dedicated dining area on the lower deck and two garages. 

The interior design has been described by the shipyard as "futuristic" with a "casual groove". A marine blue is used throughout with teak floors that run from the aft deck through the interior. 

The sun pads lift up to reveal a seawater Jacuzzi on the foredeck

The client wanted a yacht for entertaining large groups on board so its exterior decks are geared towards open social spaces. A large foredeck plays host to lounge and al fresco dining area with a saltwater Jacuzzi hidden beneath the sunbeds, while a flybridge features a second helm station and a spot for sunbathing.

Despite its hefty engines, the first VQ115 leaves plenty of space for a tender bay aft which will house a VQ16 with a hydraulic platform for easy launch and recovery. A second garage on the starboard side will house a VQ11 water scooter and double as a leisure area complete with a bait tank, paddleboards, SeaBobs and other toys.

Other features include a draft of 1.35 metres, which means the model is suitable for cruising in shallow waters, and two gyro stabilisers for comfort when cruising.

The VQ115 will join the in-build VQ80 Sportfish which began construction earlier this year. Delivery of the first VQ115 is slated for the end of 2022 with two new models going into production soon, according to the yard.

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