The Extraordinary Explorer Yacht Vripack Research 2000 LUCKY JACK is for Sale
November 8th, 2021
Vripack Research 2000 LUCKY JACK is 22.90m in length and comes from the board of Vripack. She was built at Kuipers in the Netherlands in 1998. She is part of the Doggersbank family. With her classic Vripack good looks and built of steel with an aluminium superstructure, she has the charm of a big yacht, with easy handling which makes it possible for a family to manage her without crew if needed.
In 2019, it was decided to refit Vripack Research 2000 LUCKY JACK and she was moved to the De Gier Shipyard in Holland. This was to prepare her for a world cruise with her current owners. The work list was extensive and here are the high points –
Stern extension to Lloyds.
Stainless steel bow protector.
New Awlgrip midnight blue topside paint.
Rework of the underwater body with new shafts, bearings and seals and new antifouling.
All portlights removed and refitted and new storm boards fitted.
Custom built RIB tender and cradle to commercial standards.
New custom built hydraulic crane mast.
New custom built antenna mast, hydraulic lowering.
Engines and generators totally serviced.
Fuel tanks opened and cleaned.
New engine room and lazarette ventilation.
230/400V AC system total upgrade.
24V DC system – replaced.
Freshwater tanks opened and cleaned and water system overhauled.
Grey and black water tanks opened and cleaned and systems overhauled.
All fuel and water pumps removed, and rebuilt or replaced.
Hydraulic system overhauled.
Rudders removed and refurbished with new seals and bearings.
New Fire Pro systems in engine room and lazarette.
Full overhaul of the air conditioning systems.
New Kabola central heating.
Maretron system fitted.
New Furuno network navigation system with professional Doppler radar.
New communications and Wi-Fi system.
New soft furnishings throughout.
New LED lighting system throughout.
New deckhead and side panels.
New Corian surfaces.
New galley equipment with Miele, Gaggenau, Liebherr.
New laundry room with new separate Miele washer and dryer.
New layout and control system for the pilothouse.
This work is now completed and she is now gleaming and ready for all the world’s oceans. Sadly, her owners have now lost their window to take her cruising because of the intervention of COVID-19, so they are reluctantly offering her for sale.
Her new owners will have the benefit of this huge refit and be able to start on a world cruise as soon as they like. With 3 spacious guest cabins and crew/additional family accommodation and a fantastic deck saloon and top deck there is plenty of room –
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