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Zeelander Yacths, announcing new models Z44 and Z55 in 2018

February 16, 2018 Leave a comment

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– The company’s new shipyard is based in Groot-Ammers and counts on a 2000 m2 footprint on an impressive 20000 m2 waterfront plot
– A “boutique style” production for the happy few that merges extreme quality and obsession to detail
– Current range consists of two models Z44 and Z55 developed by Mulder Design and  Cor D. Rover
– Timeless, recognizable exterior design and custom made interiors
– New models to be unveiled during 2018
– Zeelander Yachts reported a +40% increase in new motoryacht sales in 2017 and has a solid order book for 2018
Best New Powerboat in 35 feet and over category award has been achieved at the 2017 Newport International Boat Show for the Z55’s outstanding quality, top-tier design and superb seagoing skills.
Zeelander Yachts is delighted to report that the 2017 has been a successful year in the Dutch shipyard’s history. The yard reports a 40% increase in new yacht sales last year and has a healthy order book for 2018.

We had an amazing year filled with events, premieres, awards and, most importantly, sales”, said Leonardo van den Berg, Commercial Director at Zeelander Yachts. “Even being a boutique style production oriented yard – half of the boats were sold through partners/brokers. Also there was much movement in the Zeelander 44 market with several boats changing hands/owners. One of the most important of our achievement is the fact that – in January 2017 – we’ve opened our new yard in Groot-Ammers, where we have already built four Zeelander Z55s. Now are working on new, bigger projects that are about to hit the market for 2018 and 2019”.
Founded in 2002, the company specializes on production of high-end motoryachts that marry form and function to efficient performance with the highest possible standard. The current range includes two models, Z44 and flagship Z55. The Z44 is an instantly-recognizable lobster-style cruiser with a modern twist and powerful motor, capable of reaching 35 knots, panoramic views and spacious interior with one or two cabins. The Z55is the ideal step-up from the 44-feet model, offering even roomier cockpit and three cabins. After she’s been presented in 2017, Zeelander’s largest model to date – immediately received strong demand from owners and acclaims from expert luxury yachting community.
An example? The Best New Powerboat in 35 feet and over category award has been achieved at the 2017 Newport International Boat Show for the Z55’s outstanding quality, top-tier design and superb seagoing skills.

The new facilities, which are fully owned by Zeelander Yachts, are world-class indeed. Craftsmen from all the different disciplines involved in building a premium Zeelandermotoryacht – from engineering to construction, from joinery to metalwork – have access to the very latest equipment in order to make the most of their timeless skills.
Our Groot-Ammers yard has a 2000 m2 footprint on an impressive 20000 m2 waterfront plot”, comments Leonardo van den Berg. “We can build up to three boats at a time and have a six boat per year total capacity, based on the Z55. We do our own design together with renowned Cor D. Rover, detail engineering, sales and marketing.”
Overall Zeelander Yachts have built and sold over 30 yachts, most of them on the US market. But there’s growing interest in these elegant boats in other areas of the world.
Leonardo van den Berg confirmed: “At this point the USA is still our biggest market. However, we are very active in Europe too with a focus on the French Côte d’Azur, and we had strong results at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September”.
Zeelander Yachts has aspiring plans for the year 2018. First, the company plans to further grow brand awareness in Europe and the Americas and create an exclusive community for the owners. Moreover, the shipyard’s expertise extends far beyond 55-feet yachts and this year it projects to unveil a couple of new larger models. More details will be released later.


Vicem Yacht, sign with two more top interior designers

April 16, 2013 Leave a comment

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Vicem Yachts is  expanding its horizons beyond mahogany into  high-tech composite construction with three new sleek, fast super yachts of  46, 35 and 32 mt: the  Vulcan Line. For V46mt mega-yacht the Turkish yard  signs for interior design works with Art-Line, which has been involved with the 46 meter yacht since its inception.
“We want a reputation as a builder of  light, beautiful and fast hulls” says  Sebahattin Hafizoglu, Vicem Yachts Founder – Chairman of the Board of Directors – “Vicem is entering the super-yacht segment with  serious ambitions and with no compromise/highest quality building materials and technologies that compares favorably to Northern Europe Shipyards.” The super-yacht Vulcan Line can already count on Naval Architect  Frank Mulder for hulls and exteriors and noted interior designs firm Art-Line. “On boats of this size, with such high expectations of performance, the choice of the ‘right  naval architect and top class interior designers is essential to the success of the Vulcan line.  All these yachts will be launched between 2011 and 2012”. Ultimately for Mr Hafizoglu in an industry that is closely dependent on meticulous hands-on labour, Turkish builders provide a tangible advantage. “People are fed up with the variations in quality of the Far East and labour rates in the EU and North America are sky high” he claims, going on to say that “Turkish  shipyards will only get better, marrying high quality design, building and engineering with affordability”.
Mulder Design (naval architecture Vulcan Line 46, 35 and 32 mt). Frank Mulder founded Mulder Design in 1979. Based in Benschop, The Netherlands, this independent company is specialized in the design and engineering of luxury motor yachts. Through designs like Octopussy, Moonraker and The World Is Not Enough to name a few, Mulder Design has established a reputation as high-speed yacht designers. Equally important are the numerous semi-displacement and displacement luxury yachts that have been developed.
Mulder Design pursues the principle that a custom-designed yacht has to be a reflection of the owner’s personality and lifestyle. To achieve this, the owner is encouraged to be involved in the design process, resulting in a ‘Mulder Design’ with a personal touch.
Art-Line Design (interiors designer Vulcan 46 mt): Based in Arnhem – the Netherlands. Marilyn Bos-de Vaal and Frank Pieterse graduated at the Art Academy of Utrecht and founded Art-Line in 1983. Inspired by contemporary art and architecture they are focused on yacht interiors design for semi-custom and custom super-yachts. Each Art-Line interior solution represents an ideal balance between function and emotion, the basic ingredients that demanding clients want in a luxury yacht. They were also awarded for the interior design of the record-breaking Octopussy and the even faster Moonraker.