The brand new Nordhavn 80#3 is the first to be featured with the Vripack interior
The third Nordhavn 80, which was delivered to her owners just before Thanksgiving 2023, is the first one to feature a Vripack interior. Paying homage to “quiet luxury”, Vripack’s design team integrated a neutral color palate, brought in textures via upholstered ceiling panels, cabinet doors and drawers, and used elevated design elements such as wall moldings and antique bronze finishes. They chose whitewashed American Oak as the main wood type to keep the mood bright and airy, echoing the lead set by enormous light-filled windows placed throughout the boat. Loose, comfortable furniture emphasize the casual, loungey vibe the owners wanted while two different pale grey-veined styles of Neolith stone were used to affect luxury in the showers and galley. The entire look was achieved in collaboration with the owners, rooted in interior renderings Vripack created for the Nordhavn 80. Said Vripack founding partner Marnix Hoekstra: “The interior of 80#3 is based on our design concept but personalized for the owner and the family,” who honed their choices after a visit to the company’s Dutch studio and through a materials box sent to their home.
LADY DI II is the second Nordhavn for the owners, who knew exactly what they wanted going into the project and relied on Project Manager Dave Harlow to realize the outcome. “The boat really is spectacular,” said Harlow. “The fit and finish from the yard is outstanding and the Vripack design is clean, fresh, and well thought-out. Working with the team at Vripack was great. They had a firm grasp on the vision and were very responsive to our needs.”
Aesthetics aside, the boat is a mechanical masterpiece, providing a seamless blend of modern convenience with Nordhavn simplicity and redundancy. The electrical and engineering group at Nordhavn worked overtime on LADY DI II which was confirmed during her maiden voyage, a 10-day trip to Puerto Escondido. “The boat ran smooth, quiet and solid the entire way,” said Harlow, who accompanied the owners on the trip.
After collaborating with Vripack on its N41 design, Nordhavn commissioned the highly regarded naval architecture and design firm to produce interior options for the N80 project. The owners of 80#5 also optioned their boat to have a Vripack-designed interior.
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