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The 80′ reflects the willingness of well known naval architects and multihull specialists VPLP to return to the source that first nourished our dreams of far flung voyages: a yacht that is comfortable, fast, hands on, simple to sail and to maintain, capable of welcoming the owner, his family and friends for expeditions without limits, all within a reasonable budget. The VPLP 80’ was designed in the spirit of getting back to these essential values in a way that takes us “Back to the Future”.
Designed originally for an experienced European multihull client, the brief for this semi-custom yacht called for:
– High average speed in cruising conditions (hence the dagger boards and a long waterline)
– Large volumes and living spaces while controlling overall displacement.
– Aft cockpit and salon on the same level for inside/outside living and alfresco dining
– Galley up with salon and nav station constitutes the social hub of the yacht
– Ease of handling by family or minimal crew
– Ease of maintenance by limiting the amount of unnecessary equipment and machinery
– Eco friendly with maximum use of the latest generation of solar panels
– Balanced, pleasing lines and aesthetics
The project has been developed in close collaboration with Trimarine (Antoine Le Villain, Fernando Sena, and Sebastien Morassutti) — builders of some of the best and most famous racing and cruising yachts afloat. The advantage is that Trimarine has been able to assess production costs at the design stage so that economy has been incorporated at the concept phase. The VPLP 80′ will be built in their new facility in Portugal with a focus on controlling the overall budget and on-time delivery.