22 October 2019
Zeelander Yachts will exhibit its full line at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from 30 October to 3 November, gathering the entire model range in the U.S.
The Dutch shipyard creates high-end motor yachts with an elegant New York commuter-style profile and excellent performance, and uses Volvo Penta IPS technology.
Zeeland Yachts plan to exhibit the Z55 and Z44 models. The Show will also be a launchpad for the debut of the new Z72, developed in collaboration with Cor D. Rover.
The Z72 has a distinctive rounded stern which can unfold to reveal a spacious swim platform, while three pairs of extremely large hullside windows punctuate the curvaceous hull. A raked, curving windshield and distinctively framed side windows are topped by a coachroof with a finely drawn grabrail.
More hulls of the Z72 have been sold right after the delivery of hull #1 in the USA.
For the interior, the company actively involved the owners in the discussion about models under development. Huge expanses of glass will surround the entire enclosed space of the deckhouse, which will encompass the helm area forward, backing up to a large dining table. At the aft end will be a roomy, functional U-shaped galley. The coachroof overhead will have a broad sunroof to brighten the table.
The helm console consists of an angled, ergonomic pod on centerline with glass-bridge electronic navigation displays, with a wide bench seat. The dining table will be directly abaft the helm bench and keep even more companions close by. The table is be served by a wide settee aft and a two-seat bench to port. The galley is situated at the aft end of the interior to serve the dining table and the cockpit equally well, especially thanks to the retracting aft bulkhead window dividing the galley from the cockpit.
Abaft the stools is open deck space, sheltered by the extended house sides followed by a step down to a fore-and-aft pair of settees with a cocktail table between. From this aft-deck area, the side decks offer easy, safe transit forward, where yet another sun pad awaits.
The curving transom unfolds, creating an enormous swim platform.
The platform serves as the teak beach at anchor, and be a main gathering area for water-loving family and friends.
Belowdecks, the Z72 has a three-stateroom layout. The master is forward and shows a key benefit of this curvy, updated take on the classic high-sided commuter: headroom and forward volume. As with all Zeelanders, the décor is sophisticated, yet comfortable to allow for guests and family to enjoy their time aboard with ease.
The Z72 has three 1,000-horsepower IPS 1350s that allow her to reach a top speed of 40 knots, and benefit from the Volvo Penta integrated joystick system for excellent manoeuvrability.
“Owners of Zeelander Yachts know what they like,” Floris Koopmans, Marketing Coordinator at Zeelander Yachts, says. “When they share their ideas with us, we know that no one has a better sense of how the boats are used. That conversation has helped lead our designs into the future.”