Waterdream’s Vripack-designed yacht, the California 52, made its international debut at the World Yacht Trophies in Cannes in July 2020, where it scoped the Best Innovation Award. Only a few months later Prince Bernhard van Oranje, founder of Waterdream, is presenting a very special edition of the California 52. His brand mission is to deliver high quality, sustainable, practical and timeless designs. Again, this Waterdream model hails from Dutch design studio Vripack, whose holistic vision is underpinned by strong naval architecture.

What to expect of the California 52 XT?

  • An extended multifunctional platform; flexible to use as a swimming platform, with a gangway for easy boarding or to use as a jet ski launch platform.
  • Special high-end design with exclusive materials; everything you expect to live your own ‘water dream’.
  • A new, exclusive and distinctive two-tone colour scheme from the bespoke BMW M8-series, especially for the launch edition of the California 52 XT in combination with soft, durable Alcantara upholstery.

This beauty will be presented to the public in Ibiza, on the 5th of August. Discover her at Marina Botafoc at dock 619. See, feel and experience the high-level finish: the Alcantara ceiling, the fine leather finishing and the inviting Alcantara sunbeds. Just picture your California 52 XT duo-tone in Midnight Blue or Majestic Green next to your BMW M8 in the same colour. That’s the ultimate lifestyle experience.

Prince Bernhard van Oranje: “It’s a super classy edition to our California 52’ range. The special two-tone paint from the exclusive BMW M8 with colour codes that I received from Adrian van Hooydonk makes it even more special. This very exclusive version of the California has both a garage and a multifunctional yacht platform, so you can bring all the toys you need. I am super proud of the team to finish this boat so fast with the highest finishing quality.”

In 2021 Waterdream will deliver three customised California 52 boats to the new owners. Built by hand in just five months, based on Dutch craftsmanship and Dutch design from the creative mind of a Dutch Prince.

Bart Bouwhuis – Co-Creative Director of Vripack: “Our Human Centred Design approach, which we applied from day one, is the biggest innovation of the California 52’ range. This ensured the design, build, development and communication on the project remained primarily focused on the ‘human’ aspect. Every single detail makes sense, just look at the steering wheel and you get my point. The California range is more than a boat. It is a nod towards innovative design.”

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