Into the Strato-sphere

Dutch shipyard Stratos will introduce its first model to the public at the upcoming boot Düsseldorf boat show.

18 January 2024


The new Dutch shipyard Stratos Yacht is introducing its first model at the upcoming boot Düsseldorf boat show, which will take place in Germany from January 20 to 28, 2024.

Stratos says its new 50-foot DB50 combines a superyacht standard of finish with class-leading seaworthiness and engineering.

Veteran broker Bas Lengers of Lengers Yachts, the brains behind the DB50, says he set out to create the ‘most-seaworthy vessel in its class’.

The DB50 was born after extensive research and will be presented to the general public for the first time at boot 2024. Stratos Yacht, the builder of the DB50, collected input from experts in their respective fields of design, naval architecture and boatbuilding.

With the DB50 built to Dutch superyacht quality, the team of Stratos’ shipyard, the naval architects of Sea Level and the designer Bernd Weel put their minds together to break down expectations.


The result of the collaboration is billed by the yard as an ‘SUV on water’ – designed to cruise with ease even in the toughest of weather conditions while achieving speeds of 36 knots.

“I felt the 50-foot category needed a tough, resiliently robust vessel, one that is truly seaworthy and built to superyacht standards,” says Lengers.

The DB50 is propelled by the latest twin Volvo Penta IPS systems and is built to CE Classification A, the highest rating possible, meaning the yacht can tackle extended voyages, withstanding winds over Beaufort Force 8 and significant wave heights above four metres. It offers a nautical range of 400 to 450 miles.

“The robust build and CE-A certified construction provides owners a safe and secure vessel,” says project designer Bernd Weel. “This is a yacht with backbone.”

Key to Lengers’ vision was the resilience and sea-going ability of the vessel. To meet this vision, a special grid was designed – unseen in a yacht of this size – and the hull was constructed from ultra-dense composite materials, with a hardtop of lightweight carbon.

Many parts are built with carbon and distinctive, visible finishing.

Each DB50 can be personalised with an exterior colour selection in 25 different shades. The customisation options extend through to upholstery, teak and a range of interior choices.

An online configuration tool allows prospective owners to configure their ideal DB50 via a few clicks, selecting from an array of options ranging from upholstery, decking, and metallic and non-metallic exterior colours.

In the tailoring process, owners can choose from three different interior styles: zen (light), serene (medium) and graphite (dark).

The design includes sunpads, dual movement automated sunroof, and an alfresco dining space, lending itself towards summer days cruising the Mediterranean.

The full beam cabin has a double-size berth, plus the possibility to convert two extra berths.

Lengers Yachts is the exclusive sales partner of Stratos Yacht and is presenting this new vessel to the market.

“Stratos is for those who want the best of the best. In terms of service, we also want to achieve this,” says brand manager Paul Verheij.

“In doing so, we will go beyond the expected standards and offer services that will provide owners with a complete care-free experience so that they can focus on what truly counts: enjoying the thrill of getting the most out of their Stratos experience.”

The DB50 will celebrate its European premiere at boot Düsseldorf 2024 from 20 to 28 of January in hall 5 at stand E21.



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