Manifesto is a “concept boat” and a veritable policy statement from VPLP because, rather than designing a boat with several superimposed decks which are completely detached from the sea and nature, the firm argues for a similar surface area spread across a beamier catamaran which is more stable, closer to the water, and infused with fresh air and natural light. As a result, passengers can enjoy a better sense of their environment and live in symbiosis with the sea. A deliberate focus was placed on opening up the accommodation to provide a space where the passengers can breathe, relax, recharge and once again live in harmony.
Manifesto’s minimal draught makes shallow creeks accessible. Her various propulsion modes favour operating range and mileage over speed, while her wide decks and the easy deployment of her tenders and other vehicles make the catamaran eminently suitable for undertaking scientific cruises.