The Vanqraft VQ16 from Vanquish Yachts is something you don’t see every day. Despite the odd configuration, it looks like a load of fun to ride. With summer drawing to a close, it’s time we took notice of all the cool stuff to help us enjoy the water before it gets too cold. What immediately stands out is the control scheme that resembles that of a familiar watercraft. However, this is something else entirely.

We would like to call this a hybrid thanks to its distinction of being a yacht tender, albeit with a cool twist. The Vanqraft VQ16 measures 16 feet, which is enough to ferry up to five passengers and one operator. Vanquish Yachts is taking a 1.8-liter 200-horsepower engine form Yamaha and customizing a vessel around it. The company describes it as a crossover between a water scooter and a superyacht tender.

With this unique approach, Vanquish Yachts promises a cruising speed of up to 40 knots. If that’s not enough, thrill junkies can grab the Veloce variant to add 10 knots more to the base model. With its versatile system, you can shift into reverse for some crazy shenanigans. We would gladly choose this over any boring watch tenders out there.

The moment you climb up into the Vanqraft VQ16, it’s clear that this is a luxury-tier vessel. The specifications appear deceiving because it looks like there’s room for more people to join the fun. The manufacturer has yet to reveal the pricing, but we’re guessing it’s not going to be cheap.

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Images courtesy of Vanquish Yachts