Vandal 46 Explorer

An adventurous explorer with a central foil for reduced fuel consumption

The Vandal Marine brand was created by Dutch manufacturer Tenderworks, who specialize in tenders for megayachts. The main idea behind the project was to bring to market a true “all-terrain” powercat, inspired by workboats and featuring an innovative design with asymmetrical hulls linked by a central foil capable of optimizing the equation that combines speed/consumption/passage though the water. 

The aluminum hulls are protected by impressive thick scantlings, and the welded parts throughout the deck are impressive. The 46 Explorer is fitted out in a somewhat rustic fashion, with a single, relatively spartan double cabin. However, a number of customization options, such as the fabric enclosure for the flybridge enhance the level of comfort.

According to the manufacturer, at 20 knots, fuel consumption is reduced by 30%, giving a range of over 200 miles. It’s worth noting that despite the foiling design, the Vandal is still perfectly capable of taking the ground – you’re either an explorer or you’re not... A second 60-foot (18 m) model is currently under study.

Full test of the Vandal 46 Explorer to appear in a forthcoming issue.

Builder: Vandal Marine
Architect: Jutson Marine Design
Length overall: 46’ (14 m)
Waterline length: 39’ (12 m)
Beam: 14’ (4.4 m)
Draft: 2’6” (0.8 m)
Light displacement: 26,015 lbs (11.8 t)
Powertrain: 2 x 425 HP Yamaha XTO
Cruising speed: 20/28 knots
Max speed: 40 knots
Fuel: 333 US gal (1,260 l)
Water: 79 US gal (300 l) 

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