Tom Brady really THREW the Lombardi Trophy to Gronk on another boat
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 10, 2021
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Tampa officials already had a socially distanced plan in place for the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl victory celebration. After the Tampa Lightning’s NHL Stanley Cup win last September, they repeated a festive boat parade along the city’s Riverwalk for fans and players.
And seven-time champion QB Tom Brady showed up in style: aboard his own custom Wajer Yachts 55S vessel. Named Viva a Vida to honor wife Gisele Bundchen’s environmental efforts, Brady reportedly purchased the $2 million, 53-foot launch in December from the Dutch maker.
Founded in 1992 by Dorus Wajer, the ship builder began creating elegant, classic-meets-cutting edge launches for the lakes near Amsterdam. The 7m Captain’s Launch was an early exemplar of the company’s spirit. Tapping into the multi-generational skills of craftsman in the north of the Netherlands, Wajer vessels combine a sleek, deep-cockpit, low window-line design that oozes visual velocity with the very real power of multiple Volvo Penta IPS engines.
In the 55S, you can think of the “S” as standing for “sport.” Lighter, faster and more flexible than the core Wajer 55 models, the 55S offers more deck space for socializing, an outdoor galley, as well as a more thrilling ride. An extremely elevated approach to a workhorse center console launch, below decks you’ll find cabin accommodations for up to four as well as a fully-equipped head. Additional stowage for luggage, supplies and gear adds to the adventurous appeal of the Wajer Yachts 55S.
Striking wood-topped near-full-beam stairs astern rise from the wood waterline “beachclub” platform to the top deck, and an ample translucent sun cover shields a bridge that seats four across but still leaves plenty of sun-soaked, padded deck real estate fore and aft to explore. And a multitude of custom hull, leather and wood colors and materials are offered to personalize your vessel.
“We find it very important to listen to the wishes of our customers,” says Dries Wajer, managing director of Wajer Yachts. “We use this information to fuel the continuous innovation on our vessels. The Wajer 55 S is the logical continuation of the sales success of the Wajer 55, of which we have now sold more than 30.”
He adds: “We see it as a big compliment that Tom Brady has chosen our Wajer 55S to enjoy the waters around Tampa. The space, power and comfort of the 55S ensure some good fun with friends and family.”
Length Overall: 53 feet
Beam: 14.4 feet
Draft: 4 feet
Engines: 3x Volvo Penta IPS 600 D6 435 HP
Top Speed: 40 knots (about 46 mph)
Cruising Speed: 28 knots (about 32 mph)
Range: 450 NM (about 517 statute miles)
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