Elegance that’s more than skin deep...

The state-of-the-art technologies that go into each Vision Yacht we build go a lot deeper than their stately, head-turning, modern styling. Extensive testing and research combined with the latest composite engineering expertise make our 450 Signature catamarans as safe, modern, mobile, technologically advanced and cutting edge as you can get.

The result is a blue water sailing catamaran that’s incredibly strong, fast, spacious and forgiving – with the kind of all-round abilities, appeal, level of finish and attention to detail that you would never expect from a catamaran in this size and class.

2016 Signature Improvement Features

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Working to a simple philosophy of our yachts are meticulously built to be perfect. This drive for perfection runs deep in the DNA of every catamaran we craft: from the most optimised systems, outstanding strength, performance and spacious interior to the user friendliness of an easily-sailable family cruiser – equally at home while blue-water cruising or at anchor.

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Certain Safety

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There is an unmistakable feeling of certainty one gets from owning a Vision yacht.

Certainty that your yacht will handle anything you throw at it. Certainty that it will keep its good looks, sailing appeal and investment value for decades. And certainty that you made the right choice.

The Vision 450 Signature delivers assertive results in all categories – Performance, Safety, Styling and Ergonomics – making it one of the surest, most principled and intelligent choices in a modern catamaran.

And one that offers the highest levels of owner satisfaction.

The cockpit and aft deck have high bulwarks to create a safe and contained feeling. You’ll never get that feeling of “I can slip and go under the guard rail”. All the decks are also level and clear of ropes, giving you the confidence to move around safely.

Inspired by unlimited freedom

Whether you’re choosing a 450 Signature for your own use, or whether you intend to use it for charters; you can rest assured that your catamaran will give you decades of carefree leisure and pleasure. The performance it delivers and level of creature comforts you’ll experience way exceed expectations and accepted standards.

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Our advanced composite engineering ensures strength, performance and weight-saving.

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We have selected the optimum components that work seamlessly with each other, delivering both a superbly tuned catamaran yacht and an intuitive and user-friendly environment.

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The new design affords a better vantage point of the entire deck and sails for the skipper which makes docking that much easier.

Built around the skipper

The new Vision has undergone some exciting changes including the re-envisioning of the Bimini – which has been carefully designed to reduce drag, lower the center of gravity (to further improve performance) and create a beautifully sleek aesthetic.

With the hatches open the forward cove offers natural air-conditioning and natural lighting. This increased functionality and the new design affords a better vantage point of the entire deck and sails for the skipper – which makes docking that much easier.

Stability has also been improved by dropping the mast, thereby lowering the center of gravity.

The new well-planned cockpit area has vastly improved the space and flow of the aft area. The usable floor space is now 40% roomier, with the backrest increasing by more than 30%. Whether you’re skippering or entertaining, the careful layout of all components create the perception you are on a much larger boat.

Everything on hand

The quality of considered design and manufacturing expertise of the Vision 450’s sporty and sleek exterior permeates to the interior, where efficient use of space has been optimized.

Each and every counter, unit, fixture and fitting has been master crafted, and the generous saloon, cabins, galley and cockpit echo unmistakable quality. The interior of the 450 Signature interior has been restyled to match the new age aesthetic of the exterior.

Designed to have everything you need ‘at hand’ the new layout is one of the most accessible and durable living spaces to date: there is nothing gimmicky here, and there are no loose components, only quality installations that will stand the test of time.

Our luxurious living philosophy extends to the outdoors and the forward cove offers loads of opportunity to relax and socialize, or sunbathe in the wind-protected area. Accessing the fore deck is also much safer with hand rails affixed to both the sea side and roof of the cockpit and saloon.

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Specs

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Overall Length 14.3m (46.92ft)
Hull Length 13.4m (45ft)
Beam 7.4m (24.28ft)
Draft 1.15m (3.77ft)
Mast Height Clearance 19.45m (63.8ft)
Displacement 9 tons
Main Sail 74m2 (796.52ft2)
Genoa 42m2 (452.08ft2)
Headroom 2m (6.56ft)
Engines 2 x 40hp diesel
Keelson & Keel Reinforced kevlar
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Motor, Performance and Power options

In building the New Vision 450 we have selected the optimum components that work seamlessly with each other, delivering both a superbly tuned catamaran yacht and an intuitive and user-friendly environment. It is this insight into what makes a perfect yacht that makes the Vision 450 so much more than the sum of its parts.

We have opted for the ideal weight-distributed engine placement, beneath the aft cabins, which allows for easier access, more space to work and ample lighting while performing maintenance or repairs at sea. Additionally, the engine position is much safer as there is no chance of being swept overboard, or the engine compartment being swamped by a wave. The mid-aft position, soundproofed by advanced new materials, also has the benefit of being able to fit highly efficient shaft drives – the most reliable form of propulsion as they have less moving parts, require less maintenance and do not suffer the significant transfer power loss associated with sail drives. By all accounts shaft drives are superior.

Even our electrical system is innovative. After thorough research, we have opted for a state-of-the-art loop system which is as easy to maintain as it is to understand. The lightweight installation has convenient access points throughout the yacht which enables you to identify the source of any electrical problem, in the unlikely event you ever have one, and attend to it quickly. The system is simple and effective, and you don’t need an electrical degree to keep it in perfect working order.

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The New Vision 450 has an enhanced range with an additional 300 litre fuel tank. This increases the range to approximately 1500 nautical miles at 2000 rpm.

Motor, Performance and Power options

In building the New Vision 450 we have selected the optimum components that work seamlessly with each other, delivering both a superbly tuned catamaran yacht and an intuitive and user-friendly environment. It is this insight into what makes a perfect yacht that makes the Vision 450 so much more than the sum of its parts.

We have opted for the ideal weight-distributed engine placement, beneath the aft cabins, which allows for easier access, more space to work and ample lighting while performing maintenance or repairs at sea. Additionally, the engine position is much safer as there is no chance of being swept overboard, or the engine compartment being swamped by a wave.

The mid-aft position, soundproofed by advanced new materials, also has the benefit of being able to fit highly efficient shaft drives – the most reliable form of propulsion as they have less moving parts, require less maintenance and do not suffer the significant transfer power loss associated with sail drives. By all accounts shaft drives are superior.

Even our electrical system is innovative. After thorough research, we have opted for a state-of-the-art loop system which is as easy to maintain as it is to understand. The lightweight installation has convenient access points throughout the yacht which enables you to identify the source of any electrical problem, in the unlikely event you ever have one, and attend to it quickly. The system is simple and effective, and you don’t need an electrical degree to keep it in perfect working order.

Composite Strength

A sense of certainty in any sailing vessel begins with strength. Using innovative Resin Infusion and Gel-coat technology we form the Vision 450’s durable hulls and deck to be extra-tough while still maintaining impressive performance due to the weight-saving process.

Vision Yachts chose the resin infusion method for casting the Vision 450’s hull components because the benefits outweigh the additional expense: a better, lighter, faster, stronger and safer vessel which will hold its investment value longer.

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  • Process allows for a much stronger and lighter boat improving performance
  • Optimisation of resin and fibres in the laminate structure increase strength.
  • A highly controlled resin infusion process resulting a mono-structure means there is no temperature variation during the construction of the components – so every square inch of the hull is as strong and durable as the next.
  • Powerful vacuums during the infusion processes reduce the ambient moisture in the forming process, creating an integrity and quality allowing the sandwich composite construction to bond perfectly.
  • The gel-coat is sprayed on as result can be applied in uniformity, giving a superbly even finish creating the prefect platform for the processes that follow.
  • Our closed environment methodology eliminates operator error.
  • The resin infusion process sets stronger, far lighter and much longer lasting.
  • The speed and precision of the process allows us to builder yachts faster, which in turn results in a significantly shorter time between ordering and delivery.

VISION 450 SIGNATURE

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South Africa

34 Boswerker Road, Knysna Industrial
Knysna, South Africa, 6570

Office: +27 44 382 0940
Mobile: +27 84 727 5500

info@visionyachts.com

USA

Liberty Yacht Club, 64A Old South River Road
Edgewater, MD 21037

Office: 410 956 9323
Mobile: 410 212 9699

usa@visionyachts.com

2016 Model's Features
New 450 Old 450
Resin infused Hand layup
Much lighter Approx 2 ton heavier
Much stronger Approx 30% less
Mono structure molding Open molding exposed to elements
Vinyester through out 80% polyester resin
Diab PVC foam throughout Balsa, Nidacore and foam mix
No ply reinforcing only composite Ply used for reinforcing
New cockpit better space use Small and out dated
Better storage in new cockpit Limited storage
New cockpit safer when at sea Old cockpit exposed
New cock pit removable table Fixed table
Better davit system and stronger Not the most practical system
Cockpit seats double up as sunbeds Limited to sitting
New bimini top sleeker Old school
Better at anchor in the rain More exposed
Less windage More windage
Better helm configuration Not well thought out
Better rope management No rope management
Better access to controls Awkward winch operation
Shorter mast lower center gravity Higher center gravity
Better shade coverage in cockpit Higher bimini hard to get shade
Easier to close in totally Not so easy and more windage
Double access sliding hatches in roof Single
Better view of main sail port and strb Strb only
Better 360 view for night watch Limited
New modern contemporary interior Old wooden dark interior
Compilation of wood and painted All wood
Light weight strong counter tops Old heavy carrion tops
Engine moved forward shaft drives Engines aft sail drives
Safer when at sea Very exposed at sea
Easier to work on more Space Very confined area
New modern square head Main Old type round rouch
Continuous line reefing Standard reefing
Better winch positions for spinnaker Very awkward positions
New and better deck fittings The industry norm
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Why Choose Vision?

Leading by example allows us to be pioneers of our trade. Our passion for quality and craftsmanship, and commitment to delivering a product nothing short of superior is the driving force behind our success in achieving our customer’s greatest satisfaction. Our relentless commitment to our product sets us apart from the rest.

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