Vripack's 16-Metre Bellagio Debuts
Published: Thursday, 03 July 2014
Bellagio is a 16-metre fully aluminium day cruiser built and launched at Mulder Shipyard in the Netherlands.
Vripack’s philosophy behind Bellagio was for her to perform as an ultimate day cruiser or tender to a superyacht and in addition to that, offer the highest level of luxury, comfort and coziness.
“We selected the main elements of Bellagio very carefully,” says Pim Dijksman of Vripack Design Studio. “The boat has a tremendously long foreship and a small and low sporty wheelhouse with an elegantly sloping stern. When sketching this design we found inspiration in the early sports cars that were developed in the interwar period.”
Bellagio’s design is classic and refined with some modern influences. However, Vripack did not want to rely too much on contemporary trends.
The yacht’s interior is elegant and can be delivered with a two or three cabin layout. Besides the cabins, she has a spacious saloon and luxurious washroom facilities. The wheelhouse offers a fully equipped bar and on the aft deck sofas are perfect for lounging. To experience a more open feeling while sitting behind the helm, the side windows of the wheelhouse can be lowered and the roof can be lifted.
Her weight is kept to a minimum as she is built in aluminium, and her 600hp twin Cummins propulsion system make it possible for her to easily reach speeds up to 35 knots.
Bellagio is equipped with Zeus POD drives, a standard integrated joystick system, a Skyhook system for perfect positioning and fixed tight heading in rough conditions and a Raymarine stabilized thermal camera for safer navigation.