Tampa officials already had a socially distanced plan on the spot for the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl 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.
Tom Brady seven-time champion QB presented up in his own style by launching his own custom Wajer Yachts 55S vessel. Named Viva a Vida to honour wife Gisele Bundchen’s environmental efforts, He apparently purchased the $2 million, 53-foot launch in December from the Dutch maker.
The ship builder Dorus Wajer began creating elegant, classic-meets-cutting edge launches for the lakes near Amsterdam in 1992. The company’s spirit is clearly seen by an early model 7m Captain’s Launch. Tapping into the multi-generational skills of craftsman within the north of 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’ll consider 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 outside galley, also as a more thrilling ride. a particularly elevated approach to a workhorse center console launch, below decks you’ll find cabin accommodations for up to four also as a fully-equipped head. Additional stowage for luggage, supplies and kit adds to the adventurous appeal of the Wajer Yachts 55S.
Its striking wood-topped near-full-beam stairs astern rise from the wood waterline “beachclub” platform to the highest deck, and an ample translucent sun cover shields a bridge that seats four across but still leaves many sun-soaked, padded deck land fore and aft to explore. And a mess of custom hull, leather and wood colors and materials are offered to personalize your vessel.
“We find it vital to concentrate to the needs of our customers,” says Dries Wajer, director of Wajer Yachts. “We use this information to fuel the continual innovation on our vessels. The Wajer 55 S is that the logical continuation of the sales success of the Wajer 55, of which we’ve now sold quite 30.”
He adds: “We see it as an enormous compliment that Tom Brady has chosen our Wajer 55S to enjoy the waters around Tampa. The space, power and luxury of the 55S ensure some good fun with friends and family.”
Wajer Yachts 55S
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)