Vanquish launches the first VQ54 yachts

Complete with garage and Williams tender

Dutch builder Vanquish has launched its largest all-aluminium powerboat to date to a client in Ibiza: the 16.5m VQ54.

The VQ54 combines state-of- the-art technology, specific design and 45 knots of speed with broad options for customisation.

A second VQ54 for a client in Barbados will be on display at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale boat show, where Vanquish will also showcase a VQ43 Mk2, a VQ48 and the revolutionary VQ16 waterscooter.

Vanquish has fitted a specially developed garage on the launch model of the VQ54. It houses a fast Williams 285 Turbojet tender. The door of the garage opens aft to facilitate easy departure and docking, while a winch ensures easy handling. In addition, there is also space on the VQ54 for diving equipment and other water toys.

The open deck of the VQ54 can host 20 guests. The interior includes a spacious bathroom with toilet, indoor dining and two berths. A large galley features a refrigerator and a wine cooler.

The VQ54 is powered by MAN i6-800 in-line six-cylinder engines coupled with surface drives for a top speed of 45 knots.