Scandinavian Evolution On Display with Virtue V10
The Scandinavian resurgence continues.
Polish manufacturer Virtue Yachts has added another attractive for offshore owners seeking big-water capability in the same vein as Axopar, Saxdor, or X-Shore.
The Swedish-designed hull is also riding the line between traditional and modern by offering their new V10 model with either gas-powered or electric outboards.
Standard gas power comes by way of a single 300 hp Honda outboard with an optional twin Honda 250 hp configuration. Top speed for the V10 will be an impressive 50 knots (57 mph) alongside a 32'5" LOA with a 9'6" beam.
Electric power is available from a single Evoy 120 hp electric outboard backed by twin liquid-cooled IP67 batteries. Additional options can top the electric power to 185 horsepower. Cruising speed in electric mode is a reasonable 25 knots (29 mph) with a range of roughly 44 nautical miles (80 kilometres).
Among the V10's standout features is the increasingly popular Scandinavian style design featuring an ultra-narrow bow with a high freeboard double stepped hull and a centre console interior layout. Consumers can choose between a V10 'Open' or V10 'Top' which features a complete tower with solar panels for additional electric charging support.
Virtue uses a Petestep hull design with concave spray rails for better deflection in rough conditions. Spray that approaches the bow is deflected down the high sidewalls, which in turn creates additional lift, reduces drag, and further improves fuel economy.
The Petestep design is widely regarded as having a noticeably quieter ride in all conditions as the hull features work in partnership to elevate the boat from splash and impact. An underappreciated side effect of this design is also a softer ride with fewer impacts, even when navigating through medium-to-large rollers.
Up top, the V10 features an attractive helm with racing-style seats with full suspension and a full digital display. A bow thruster is standard equipment, and on twin-engine versions can be replaced by the optional Optimus 360 Joystick Control System. The Optimus 360 joystick design offers intuitive maneuvering.
The foredeck is one of its most attractive social features with a noticeably large lounge with adjustable seating. At the stern, an al fresco station houses two lounge seats with an adjustable aft table which can be folded down to create an open stern/sunbathing platform. A galley station includes a refrigerator, electric or gas grill, sink, and preparation station.
Other notable additional options include a windlass, removable canopies for shade, a water skiing pole, and a Radinn jetboard crane.
Available as an option is a 12V DC air conditioner (which can be used without external charging or a power generator while at rest without the engines running).
Below deck is a standard size V-berth with accommodations for two, as well as a full head with a shower and enclosed storage lockers.
You can see the V10 Top in action in the video below: