About Vanquish.

Based in the Netherlands at the epicentre of the world’s premium yachting industry, Vanquish Yachts offers you something truly unique. Our high-end, high-performance motoryachts are built by hand using the very latest construction techniques. These driver’s boats have a radical appearance and an elegant allure that sets them truly apart. Available in sizes from 16 to 90 feet, each Vanquish offers serious power and maximum manoeuvrability on the water. Crucially, every Vanquish boat is also an individual vessel in her own right, built to the specific requests of her owner. Forget the clichés about customisation….

At Vanquish we expect you to bring ideas to the table before we can design and build your boat. You can read more about our bespoke approach here. Because Vanquish only creates boats for demanding individuals, we also insist on total quality and reliability, applying the latest engineering technologies and systems. Our slogan ‘Not for Everyone’ reflects the special boats we build in terms of their looks and the very special clients we serve. All Vanquish vessels are capable of 40 knots, and those with a particular penchant for speed can order a 50+ knots version with even more powerful engines. We call these models the Vanquish Veloce after the Italian word for speed. Despite all these choices, most Vanquish owners have something in common…

They’ve seen a Vanquish boat at sea or in a marina and said ‘I need one of those too.’ Translating this initial wow factor into a yacht that matches your demands and desires is why we exist. It is the essence of our story. An ingenious hull design will ensure you low fuel consumption, fast acceleration, superlative comfort, awesome agility with very little spray, and a long range. Made in sustainable and easy-to-maintain aluminium, Vanquish boats have a low cost of ownership and retain a high resale value which will easily justify your original outlay. It’s time to invest in your pleasure… Make the call!


All Vanquish boats share characteristics which are not up for discussion: a high-performance engine and comfortable facilities to match the high-speed excitement. The hull and underwater ship are tried and tested, adapted in length to suit each owner’s preferences. Vanquish clients love the flexibility we offer to build one-offs in aluminium, creating a boat that perfectly suits their definition of pleasure. It is a common error in our industry for people to think that custom boats are more expensive than series production vessels made from a mould. The investment required in those moulds is enormous and because they are meant to be reproduced in large numbers, a huge marketing budget is needed. This is all reflected in the final price and often makes a series boat more expensive than a custom one.

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Story of Vanquish.

Vanquish Yachts was established in 2012 by a man on a mission. Tom Steentjes is a Dutchman with a love for smart technology and making things happen. A master welder by trade, he set up a very successful firm building custom equipment for the fast food industry in his late teens and had sold the company by the time he hit 30. You can read more about Tom’s thinking in this interview here. Combining a rich understanding of process efficiency with a desire to push the window of innovation and exceptional skills in aluminium, the first VQ32 was launched to popular acclaim in 2013. This was followed by a string of different models, all developed with clients who share Tom’s attitude that nothing is impossible and no two boats should be the same.


Great things are never created in isolation and Vanquish Yachts is blessed to have some of the finest craftsmen and engineers working in its yard. We also recognise the intrinsic value of experts in other fields, which is why we partner with some of the best designers, naval architects and specialist equipment manufacturers. A good example is Guido de Groot who is an ideal ally for Vanquish Yachts as he shares our love of cars as well as boats having started his career as an automobile designer. Today Guido and his exceptional team of designers draw superyachts for world famous yards like Feadship and we were delighted he agreed to work on the VQ48 with us.

“We create fully customised fast drivers’ boats with awesome 

agility and Supreme comfort, hand-built in the Netherlands 

for demanding individualists."

- Tom Steentjes.