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An exceptional little ship - the Vripack Research 2000, with vast range and ideal for serious passages in great comfort and full of exceptional Dutch build. Offered fresh from a massive nautical makeover including paint, systems and cosmetics to prepare her for a circuit of our planet. Life has intervened and her owner’ plans have changed hence she is offered in plug and play condition for her next adventurer.
RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the essential safety requirements of the Recreational Craft Directive as she was built and placed into use within the EU prior to 16.06.1998.
Hull and Superstructure built in accordance to Lloyd's Register of Shipping. Lloyds Certificate updated following the 2021 stern extension.
A full set of Vripack construction drawings is available in digital format.
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Engine & Gearboxes:
Maintenance & Performance:
Fire Control System:
Propulsion & Steering:
Other Mechanical Equipment:
Battery Chargers and inverters:
Monitoring and Control:
Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
Grey/Black water holding tanks:
Air Conditioning & Heating:
Summary of Accommodation:
Windows & Portholes:
Spacious dining and sun area with locker-type sofa with fitted cushions and table built in. Sides of the table on sofa side can be turned for easy access to the sofa. Easily accessible area from the wheelhouse. A wet bar with an Isotherm fridge, CoMac icemaker and ample storage space. Large open area for sun lounging and “overflow” toy storage from boat deck. Sufficient storage space; 2 x storage in chimney for the remote unit with 7 meters of cable. Two separate lockers aft of pilothouse for storage of life jackets and safety gear.
Refitted in the 2021 refit with large custom sundeck table - new painted wooden table plate. New SIKA seams around the deck edges and deck furniture. ESTEK deck repaired as needed. Pilothouse entrance hatch refitted with new frame, seals, dogs and paint plus new double pane window. Top of the aft deck overhang painted and non-skid treated for storage and antenna options. New freshwater and compressed air supplies fitted. 3 x LED deck lighting systems fitted.
The antenna mast can be lowered to horizontal position with a hand-hydraulic system for bridge clearance and easy service access to antenna and lighting installations.
Substantial polished stainless steel railing 95cm high all around the sun deck, with stantion tops prepared to accept a sun awning structure if desired later.
Fully enclosed separate wheelhouse with good visibility and direct access to sun deck and flybridge. Excellent full headroom up to ± 204 cm. Logical and professional instruments and monitoring set-up for easy readability and yacht control. Locker space and bookshelves for manuals, sea-charts + others incl. safety. Recaro helmsman chair with head, arm and foot rests in blue leather. Chair is slidable for optimal positioning. L-shaped guest observation seating in blue leather with a table. Chart table with ample storage below. A big hatch in the ceiling can be manually opened for more natural light in wheelhouse and fresh air.
During the 2021 refit the dashboard was replaced with new layout and systems. This provides new working surfaces on both sides of the new instrument panel for chart work. New LED night lighting system, and optimized locker and storage spaces and new metal louvre blinds for the side window. There is a window wiper and washer system connected to the hot water system.
Compass Deck / Flybridge:
Open air steering observation seat with 360° visibility. Possibility to hook the remote unit with 7 meters cable in front of the observation seat. Remote unit is stored in the chimney on the sundeck. Wood deck plates removed for top weight reasons, deck painted non-skid light grey.
Large deck ventilation and emergency escape hatch refitted with new frame, seals and paint. Stainless steel and teak double seat bench fitted to deck.
Twin bench seat and a steering position for the mobile control unit. Large aluminium hatch to the pilothouse below, for easy communication and ventilation. Perfect place to set up lounge chairs with full privacy.
Substantial polished stainless steel railing 95cm high all around the compass deck.
Main Deck Layout:
The yacht offers spacious and comfortable decks and above all safe handling and working area. The efficient and logic deck gear set-up requires a minimum of crew. A ± 96 cm high bulwark with stainless steel sea railing to ensure maximum safety. Polished stainless steel handrails along the superstructure.
Dining area with teak deck and locker-type sofa. The aft deck offers entrance to the lazarette and the engine room via a large watertight hatch. There is also access to the swimming platform. There is LED lighting on the aft deck. Two electrical capstans as well as a seawater and fresh water outlet. New stainless steel stern-line tubes welded in for stern and towing lines (2021 refit). Lazarette hatch refitted with new stainless hardware and seals (2021 refit).
Comfortable set up with headroom up to ± 203cm. Large 6 guests L-shape sofa of light grey heavy quality fabrics and cushions with a side table, which has an integrated storage for wine bottles. The sofa has storage under the seats. Big windows for natural light and views. Built-in cupboards and lockers. During the 2021 refit new upholstery was fitted to the sofa bench seats, and there are 3 barrel seats fitted with new upholstery, as well as new wooden louvre window blinds powered electrically with remote operation in 5 zones. A new Samsung flatscreen with Ethernet connection was mounted 2021 on an adjustable support.
Open dining area next to saloon with headroom up to ± 203 cm. Nice arrangement, L-shape sofa for 6 guests with plenty of space under the seats. With the three extra barrel seats there is total dining space for 8-10 guests. Cupboards for seaworthy stowing of glass and chinaware and cassettes for cutlery. New upholstery refit 2021.
U-shaped galley with direct access to main deck. Excellent full headroom up to ± 200 cm. Cupboard, locker and drawer space fitted out for seaworthy stowing. Direct access from galley to an extra storage room with freezer and storage shelves. Very convenient to keep stocks. Corian worktop and splashbacks and stainless steel sink. Outside the galley in corridor there is extra storage.
During the 2021 refit the Corian was replaced and the basins, taps and protective side coverings. All the plumbing and electrical installations are new with new appliances by Miele, Gaggenau and Liebherr. The shelves and storage spaces were optimized.
Separate storage locker accessible by watertight door on port side deck. Large storage boxes on the fore deck and aft deck for lines and deck gear.
Spacious set up with headroom up to ± 197 cm. King-size 2-persons berth of ± 180 x 200 cm length, lockers and drawers on both sides. Two single mattresses with toppers, new 2021. Very comfortable. Two lockers for clothing on both sides of cabin.
During the 2021 refit all the deckhead panels and side panels were replaced with noise reduction vinyl covers. Painted surfaces refinished. New carpet and curtains, all new LED lighting.
En-suite separate toilet and bathroom, both with washbasins. Jets toilet model 39. Porcelain toilets pots. Toilets have vacuum system installed on a Sealand vacuum pump type M3x400V. Separate shower cabin. Worktops in bathrooms is Corian. Headroom up to ± 196 cm. Bathroom and toilet have windows in ceiling with insect screens. Grohe stainless steel taps. New glass shower door and towel radiators fitted during 2021 refit.
Offering berths for a total of 4 + 2 guests in the identical 2 guest cabins, excluding owner cabin. Two guest cabins with headroom up to ± 194 cm offering 2 twin berths of ± 90 x 200 cm length and 1 demountable bunk berth for each cabin. The 4 fixed berths have bed slats with mattresses and toppers. Storage space under the twin beds. One cabinet for clothing in each cabin.
During the 2021 refit all deck head and side panels for both cabins were replaced with noise reduction vinyl covering. Painted surfaces refinished. New carpet and curtains, all new LED lighting.
Both ensuite guest bathroom are identical, with vacuum toilet Jets Model 39 and shower cabin. Corian worktop, Grohe taps and white tiles on flooring. A lot of natural light because of ceiling window with insect screen. Glass shower door and towel radiators (2021 refit).
Converted to laundry room with separate Miele washer + dryer, can easily be converted back to day head, with Jets 39 head in storage. Located at lower deck with washbasin, storage lockers and a powerful exhaust fan. Headroom up to ± 195 cm.
Locker in Corridor:
Storage space on corridor for storing clothes, supplies, iron board etc. Additional large storage area below the staircase.
Separate access for crew to deck for optimized owner’s privacy. Cabin offering berths for a total of 2 crew with headroom up to ± 195cm offering twin berths of 70 x 200 cm, currently used for storage. With combined toilet and shower with Jabsco toilet. Storage under the berths.
During the 2021 refit new shower plumbing was installed, a new 24v automatic bilge drainage system including for the anchor locker and the air conditioning fancoil was repositioned and refitted.
Professional, clean and spacious walk-around set-up with excellent full headroom up to ± 180 cm overall. Entrances by watertight aft deck entrance hatch via the lazarette and a watertight door to the stbd side deck. All installations and equipment where required flexible mounted. Heavy duty and professional installations are easyly accessible. First class good piping and labelled installations/manifolds and valves. Central cooling water intake only for the cooling of the port generator exhaust, watermaker and deckwash. The engines, generators and air conditioning have closed intercooling systems with 5 x Fernstrum hull coolers recessed into individual hull pockets for protection and efficiency.
Aluminium/anti-slip profile removable floor-plating.
Workbench with a hardwood surface and a washbasin with hot and cold water connections. Cabinet above with Maretron monitor, pump control and switches, AC and DC electric outlets. Vise mounted on the side.
Accessible by large watertight hatch which houses the electric systems, watermaker, compressor and steering gear. Watertight door and air ducts with fire flaps to the engine room. Seaworthy storage space for deck gear, bicycles, maintenance aids, cables and hoses. 2 x Pabst electric 5-stage ventilators port and stbd to the aft deck bulwarks..
Lazarette completely emptied and new systems installed and refitted in line with the new systems layout. New paint and custom storage boxes installed in aluminium frames for storage of tools and spares.
Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:
Covers, Canvas & Cushions:
Boat Deck, Tender & Outboard: