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A new wave of VQ45 action is here

published Oct 2022

A new wave of VQ45 action is here
The VQ45 was the driver’s boat that started the Vanquish journey many years ago and continues to motivate clients to take bold steps. The latest VQ45 premiere is a Veloce model fitted with outboard engines that is easily capable of reaching 62 knots at full throttle. The first VQ45 Hard Top Outboard Veloce has been built for a highly knowledgeable boater who sought a bespoke Vanquish to add to his fleet. The request for a hard-top model reflects its intended use in sunny Florida and the Bahamas, as well as in New York and Maine with their less predictable weather. Along with an automated bimini, the deck layout gives a choice between dining al fresco or semi-outside with airco while offering shelter against rain and wind.

Stepped hull
Retaining the core DNA of the original VQ45 in terms of aesthetics, a below-the-waterline redesign has included the creation of a stepped hull. Developed with Mercury Marine, the propulsion of this first VQ45 Hard Top features quad Verado V12 outboard engines, each providing a stupendous 600 hp. During sea trials this blend of smart design & engineering and 2,400 hp of power saw the boat attain 62 knots even with lots of weight onboard.

This blistering speed and awesome acceleration is matched by exceptional course stability. The impressive safety and security are combined with superior handling, using the joystick controls for very precise low-speed handling, while the Mercury Skyhook digital anchor keeps the boat in place at the push of a button.

A reimagined layout has led to larger seating areas on the aft and foredeck, while two boarding doors make for easy access to the sea and all the owners’ equipment and toys. A luxurious interior includes bespoke windows in the hull, a fine extra touch on a yacht that’s ideal both for experienced clients and adventure seekers looking to step up to the plate of motorboat ownership for the first time. A new wave of VQ45s in both hard top and T-top versions is just around the corner.


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