The Highly Anticipated Vanqraft 16 Impresses on its First Test Drive
There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the Vanqraft which is described as a crossbreed; half water scooter and half superyacht tender – making it the first concept of its kind across the world. The idea here is to bring together style, space and comfort, with speed, agility and performance – two of the most desirable boating features that rarely work in harmony with each other. Vanquish has achieved this by combining a jet-ski style driver pod and scooter steering system with a tender boat decking and passenger seating area.
The standard Vanquish 16 is powered by a 1.8-litre engine from Yamaha, which provides the vessel with 200 horsepower – the words small and mighty come to mind. That engine is capable of reaching speeds of more than 40 knots which provides the ultimate thrill for you and up to 5 friends. It’s just over 5 metres long, meaning has much more of a presence than your average jetski whilst remaining compact and extremely practical.
The V16 is also an expert handler; the jetski setup allows you to have ultimate control over the vessel and turn on a pinpoint if you’re looking to twist and dive for even more fun. It can even drive in reverse, which is very rare in the marine industry.
The video above shows the original test drive of the V16 early last year – it’s now on the market and ready for purchase.