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Vanquish Yachts to Build VQ80 Sportsfish Chase Boat to Heesen's Project Skyfall

10 July 2020By Miranda Blazeby

Dutch builder Vanquish Yachts is to build a 24 metre custom sportfish that will serve as the chase boat to the 60 metre superyacht Project Skyfall currently in build at Heesen Yachts.

The 24 metre bespoke sportfish yacht VQ80 has been designed inside and out by Guido de Groot with naval architecture by Studio Delta.

A hybrid between a sportfish superyacht and VQ powerboat, the yacht combines “imposing looks, breakneck speed and high-tech sophistication”, the builder said.

Power will come from Caterpillar C32 Marine engines of 4800 total horsepower for a range of 330 nautical miles at 48-50 knots.

The aggressive paint scheme and exterior contrasts with the “elegant and sporty interior” which combines light features with dark faucets.

A rendering of Project Skyfall, currently in build at Heesen Yachts

Accommodation on board is for a total of six guests in a forward owner’s suite and two double guest cabins while the crew accommodation allows for a staff of two. The yacht is due for delivery in 2023.

Speaking about the project, Guido de Groot said: “The client has set out to create a very special sportfish that resembles nothing else on the water today. We had to play a lot with the proportions in order to get the height right, especially with the tuna tower on top, part of which has been integrated into the superstructure.

“The same applies to the spacious stern fishing cockpit, the upper line of which flows over the hull and blends with the engine room and cabin windows to generate a unified design signature as well as a true sense of swiftness.”

To read, BOAT's q&A with designer Guido de Groot, click here.