The first Vaan R4 is coming!
We are very much looking forward to the first Vaan R4 touching the water. And that moment is getting ever closer!
R4 NUMBER 1 ABOUT TO START PRODUCTION
The past few months were all about detailed engineering, hull shape optimization, dagger board options, electronics systems etc. On August 1st the cutting of the aluminium will start and then the demo assembly will begin. You are welcome to come and have a look at the assembly once it has started. Just let us know.
In the coming two years we will build only a limited number of yachts; quality over quantity. This is why we introduced the pre-order system and we are happy to announce that the first pre-orders have already been placed, exceeding our expectations. By placing a risk-free pre-order, you can reserve the earliest available building slot, ensuring the shortest delivery time.
Click here to place your pre-order >>
SPREADING THE MESSAGE OF SUSTAINABLE YACHTING
The introduction of the R4, the first luxury catamaran made of circular materials, has not gone unnoticed. Possibly you have come across an article in magazines like Yacht Germany, Yachting World, Zeilen or in Japanese sailing magazine Kazi. We have also been invited to speak at multiple conferences and boat shows about this topic.
We are really happy with the coverage of the sustainable mission we have at Vaan:
We make exciting luxury sail yachts from circular materials, because we believe living a rich life should not harm the planet. Sail The Planet!
For more on our sustainable mission click here>>
VAAN JOINS ALUMINIUM STEWARDSHIP INITIATIVE
Vaan wants to ensure that sustainability and human rights principles are embedded in the production, use and recycling of our products. Therefore, we are proud to announce that Vaan has joined the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative(ASI).
ASI is a global, multi-stakeholder, non-profit standards setting and certification organization. Other members are among others: Audi, Apple, BMW, Tetra Pak, Nespresso and of course our aluminium partner Hydro. We are proud to be part of this initiative and contribute to a more sustainable aluminium value chain.
Go to the ASI website >>
LET’S GET IN TOUCH
The many conversations and meetings we have had so far with potential customers are truly a pleasure and tell us a lot about how people intent to use their catamaran. So, we encourage you to get in touch with us if you have any questions or comments about the R4 or Vaan in general:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call +31 85 071 9999.
MEET US AT:
- HISWA, Lelystad, the Netherlands, 4-8 september 2019
- METS trade, Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands, 19-21 november 2019
- Boot Düsseldorf, Germany, January 2020
- International Multihull Boat Show, Grande Motte, France, April 2020
The first cut of the Vaan R4-01 occurred this week at www.snijtechniek-brabant.nl. The first post consumer scrap recycled aluminium sheet by www.hydro.com is cut using a CNC milling machine.
I hope other boat builders will take a close look at their products and business and start rejecting the stuff that is harmful. For every logical choice of the past, there is a new alternative that is in line with the future. Our common future that is. Let’s do this together. This isn’t rocket science. Let’s Sail the Planet.
We are happy to announce 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.