Sporty space

Vripack has released the first renders of Project Meteor, the high-speed compact motor yacht that's “sculpted for those who dare to defy convention.”

Photography by Vripack Design Studio

24 February 2022


With the ethos that “a boat doesn’t need to be big to be good,” Dutch design studio Vripack has revealed designs for Project Meteor, a 24-metre concept developed in collaboration with Van der Valk, a Dutch shipyard known for its safe, comfortable and efficient motor yachts and Boutique Yachts.

The eye-catching, champagne-hued concept was originally developed for an owner who wished to drive his own boat to his weekend retreat as quickly as possible. Vripack answered with a blistering 41-knot speed.

With a young family in tow, onboard safety was of the highest priority. Vripack responded with a secure superstructure that gifts dynamic lines and plenty of interior volume.

Vripack devised an exterior design that incorporates two sliding roofs, a walk-around deck, a foredeck lounge and swim platform aft. Most importantly, the owner demanded comfort and stability, even at top speeds. Vripack incorporated retractable foils that automatically deploy at around 20 knots.


“There will always be a time and a place for large, explorer boats. But equally so, we see plenty of owners who have had enough of big yacht ownership,” says Marnix J Hoekstra, co-creative director at Vripack.

“They are keen to scale back and spend time with their family while learning to drive a day boat. Having a fleet of 80-footers dotted around the globe is the boating equivalent to having a sports car at every residence that you look forward to driving.”

With Project Meteor, the package may be small, but the opportunities are endless. “The boat can safely weave from left to right when cruising at high speed, but once at anchor you can open the sides, there’s a beach slope in the back and the whole boat just opens up.”

From the beach platform, guests move into the main saloon dining area with a table and bar for ease. The line of sight descends to the lower deck, where two double guest cabins are found. Each bed is angled to gift views out to sea, as well as free up space for two ensuites.

The fresh approach continues on the interior, with an ergonomic layout that embraces the flow of movement. A textual mix of satin and gloss finishes sit alongside gunmetal black diamond-stitched leathers and blue velvet surfaces.

The window frames feature an eggshell white textile. All materials used are sustainably and locally sourced. Overall, the concept feeds into the growing demand for well-designed boats that enable owners to explore in isolation, with their families, hassle-free.



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