Vanquish Yachts has just unveiled the showstopping design of their brand-new VQ40 powerboat. The 12.15 metre/40 foot craft is styled as a sports car on the water with slick exterior lines and a striking stepped hull to maximise her performance capabilities courtesy of boutique Kiwi naval architect studio Bakewell-White.

The VQ40 is built of high-quality composite to minimise lead times and to help Vanquish keep up with the continually-growing demand for their smaller powerboats. Her eye-catching exteriors are the work of Guido de Groot who has carefully reworked the archetypal Vanquish style into a familiar but exhilarating new look for this stunning speed machine.

Vanquish prides itself on putting its clients at the heart of its business, and this new model is built to suit a wide range of different clients with varying needs and requirements. Owners are empowered to customise the powerboat  thanks to a choice of engine configurations. These range from the standard inboard engine setup with twin 320 hp Volvo D4 diesels giving a top speed of 40 knots to the powerful Mercury Verado outboard version equipped with the Veloce model with triple 400 hp giving a remarkable top speed of 54 knots.

The VQ40 can accommodate up to 14 people onboard thanks to an ample array of seating and sun loungers. For hot days her T-top provides plenty of shade and there is also a well-equipped galley area next to the drivers’ seats complete with hot and cold water, an electric grill, and a fridge. Below decks there is a good-sized double cabin for overnight stays along with a shower and toilet.