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Vripack designs 17m Family Trawler for Brazilian waters

Published: 21 March 2012

March 2012 - To make it possible for the active Brazilian family to explore their fast and beautiful South American waters, their yacht will be equipped with all the necessary comfort and water sport accessories and, above all, have exceptional seagoing cruising characteristics. Based on the well proven Vripack Trawler range, the new design of the Vripack Trawler 1700 easily meets these criteria.

The owner desires a 100% family & fun yacht which will become the first Vripack Trawler to be built in the new upcoming market in Brazil, making it 2-1 for Brazil!

The layout of this steel trawler with aluminum superstructure was designed in close deliberation with the owner. His wishes were clear; large exterior living area’s to provide maximum outdoor pleasure and functional storage for several water sport accessories.

The flybridge is equipped with a newly designed radar arch and bimini above the outdoor steering position and comfortable L-seat. Aft a dinghy and sailing boat can be stored beside the crane. Along the stainless steel safety railing, Vripack has created plenty of space for surf board storage.

In the Salon on the main deck a large lounge area is situated together with a spacious galley and, just a few steps up, the professionally built wheelhouse. On the fore deck you will find a large lounge area and aft a comfortable sun protected area with a large family bench and access to the swimming platform.

The interior is designed to accommodate a family and their guests in separate cabins with several bathrooms. The lower deck is divided in to an Owners cabin with spacious bathroom in front, a portside Vip cabin with twin bed, a starboard Guest cabin with bunk bed and a separate bathroom with day head. Aft is situated a large lazarette for inflatable gadgets with integrated passarelle and a large electric hatch for easy entrance to the engine room.

The modern appearance of this 17m Vripack Trawler is created by the higher bulwark, the glued in windows for a more sturdy appearance and by removing the traditional dodger. This yacht with high flared bow sections is propelled by two diesel engines and with her specially designed lines plan, this semi-displacement yacht reaches a maximum speed of 12 knots. The 3500 liter fuel tanks are ample for a ship this size providing 2550 nautical miles of range at a cruising speed of 8 knots. The excellence of this Vripack design definitely brings the score back to a 2-2 draw.               

LOA 17.00m
BOA 5.45m
Draft ½ load 1.35m
Hull
Steel
Superstructure Aluminum
Designer Vripack
Naval Architect
Vripack
Fuel Capacity
3500L
Fresh Water Capacity 1700L
Classification CE-A regulation
Max Speed
12 knot

About Vripack®
Established in 1961, Vripack is a leading full service design, naval architecture, engineering and brokerage organization. Aiming for long term relationships with private customers, yards, fellow architects and their personal, Vripack believes that Quality is the sum of Workmanship and Enthusiasm.

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