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Vripack presents 45m shallow-draft yacht concept Krista

31 March 2022• Written by Katia Damborsky

Dutch design studio Vripack has lifted the lid on a 45 metre concept named Krista, a 499-GT superyacht with a shallow draft of just two metres.

The yacht was originally conceived for an owner in search of Italian elegance balanced by impressive cruising capacities.

Key to the yacht’s design was her ability to cruise in shallow water and coastal zones, thus eliminating the need for a tender on the foredeck.

“The cool factor is it’s super shallow, which is unusual for a steel and aluminium boat,” said Vripack’s co-creative director Bart Bouwhuis.  “Compared to other 499GT boats, it gifts a lot of space with four guest cabins and one VIP suite.”

The yacht volunteers a full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck forward, alongside generous lounge areas forward and aft.

Opportunities to relax al fresco continue on the sun deck, where the yacht boasts a lounge area, jacuzzi and sunpads.

A skylight is also located on the sundeck, allowing uninterrupted views all the way down to the lower deck.

Vripack’s award-winning naval architecture has delivered a sculpted, masculine exterior with plenty of glazing and a contrast of charcoal, black and white.