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Zeelander flagship

The 24-metre flagship Zeelander 8 motor yacht is nearing completion.

10 May 2024

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The Zeelander 8, the new flagship of the Dutch yachting brand, is within weeks of being launched. Work is proceeding at the Groot Ammers-based shipyard, with the yacht set for delivery in July.

The 24-metre yacht, which has been purchased by an experienced owner, will be based on the French Riviera.

Zeelander says its precise moulding process leaves almost no requirement for fairing, so the hull has already moved through the paint booth. The first hull has been painted in Porsche rhodium silver, with contrasting orange and flag blue lines at the waterline.

The superstructure has also been painted pearl white, and the shipyard describes the yacht as having “79ft of flawless, gleaming finish.”

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This first Zeelander 8 has a custom main deck salon, which provides space for relaxing and dining. The helm has a mullion-free windscreen for improved visibility and hand-stitched leather seating.

The next step in the construction of the Zeelander 8 is to unite the hull and the deck. After that, the engineers cede their spaces on the factory floor to the carpenters, fitters and finishers, who will transform the interior shell of the yacht.

“We are so proud of the Zeelander 8 project,” says Zeelander founder Sietse Koopmans.

“Born of a loyal client’s desire for a bigger yacht, the Zeelander 8 succeeds in perpetuating the famous Zeelander aesthetic while hugely increasing interior volumes. And all that without compromising performance.

“This yacht will be able to reach 40 knots across the Golfe de la Napoule, while our obsessive use of advanced soundproofing means that you will always be able to hold a normal conversation – even at full throttle.”

 

zeelander.com

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