Vaan Yachts is a new Dutch premium and sustainable brand in the yacht building industry. It is based on the idea that luxury and sustainability can go hand in hand by making clever use of technology and materials. Innovative choices in the design of their first model, the 42ft R4, result in a premium yacht that combines luxury with a spectacular sailing experience.
Made for sailors
The R4 is designed for sailors who are looking for more space than a monohull offers. The large, open transom and the helm position at the back connects you to the water that rushes underneath. It gives a spectacular sailing sensation, much like a monohull but without the heeling, and faster.The cockpit and saloon are at the same level. Friends and family can enjoy all the comfort and luxury, while the helmsperson is at the helm enjoying their company.
The sailing hotel suite
In the evening, when lights are dimming, the saloon provides the ultimate view of the starry night sky. The wrap-around windows give a great sense of freedom and transparency, with all the cosiness you want from a home away from home. Natural materials are used for the interior. This creates a warm and exclusive look and atmosphere as if you are staying in a luxury hotel suite.
The Vaan R4 catamaran is made of circular materials, including recycled aluminium, cork, and plant-based alternatives for leather. Because it is mostly made of recyclable materials, the boat, in turn, is almost completely recyclable itself. The hull, for example, is for more than 60% made of recycled aluminium.
“Pleasure cruising has to become more sustainable because your pleasure should never be at the cost of others”, says Igor Kluin, founder of Vaan. “And there is no reason why it should. By looking at materials and the design in new ways, you can even make a boat circular. It’s just a choice to do so.”
Award winning design
The Vaan R4 has been awarded the A’Design Award in the category Yacht Design. The R4 was voted on by a professional jury as one of only seven winners in this category of this prestigious global design award.
Vaan focuses exclusively on sailing catamarans and, in addition to the current 42ft R4, expects to launch several larger models soon.