Zeelander Yachts, the Dutch shipyard that creates high-end motor yachts with an elegant New York commuter styled profile, announces the world premiere of a new version of the successful Z55 yacht with a revolutionary engine combination.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, October 26, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ —

– World premiere of the first Dutch yacht powered by twin Volvo Penta IPS-1350
– The engines generate 2.000 Hp and the maximum speed is 42+ knots
– The quietest Zeelander thanks to world-leading vibration and noise battling solutions
– The yacht, deemed as a “Rolls-Royce on water”, will be delivered to the Owner in autumn
– The yacht’s position at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018 is Red Zone DE2-10
– Zeelander Yachts’ smaller model Z44 will also be on display

Zeelander Yachts, a leading Dutch shipyard that creates high-end motor yachts with an elegant New York commuter styled profile, is delighted to announce the world premiere of a new version of the successful Z55 yacht with a revolutionary engine combination is scheduled at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (October 31 – November 4, 2018).

The client’s brief for the fastest ever Zeelander Yachts’ project was plain and simple: “I want the fastest Zeelander ever built”. With a top speed of 42+ knots, that is what he will get!

The delivery of this small superyacht is planned in the autumn 2018. The new game-changing Zeelander Z55 will be equipped with two of the most powerful engines in the Volvo Penta IPS range, the IPS1350. Both 12.8L in-line 6-cylinder D13 engines will generate 2.000 Hp.

“In order to install the new motors, we have further increased the hull strength around the engine room and additional lamination thickness from bow to midship according to new strength calculations”, commented Leonardo van den Berg, Commercial Director at Zeelander Yachts. “Despite the engines are more powerful than what we used before, it does not affect the high level of comfort on board. The new yacht is the quietest one, just like a Rolls Royce on water.”

That is going to be the very first Zeelander yacht for the owner and a truly special one.

Zeelander Yachts have specifically hired a consulting company to make the new yacht as quiet as possible. After a review, the engineers added additional rubber matting to the chine, and the engine room insulation has been upgraded to a mega yacht level. All pumps and motors are mounted double flexible, which is far beyond the level seen on this size of vessels. A gyrostabilizer is mounted semi-flexible to avoid structural transmitted noises. Special attention was paid to the balance of the engine. Sea trials proved the successful implementations of the above-mentioned solutions.

Jan-Willem Vissers, Marine Sales Manager at Volvo Penta Benelux, said: “Since Volvo Penta started building the IPS engines, Zeelander has used them. The successful cooperation that started in 2004 has even become more powerful, as Zeelander will now be one of the first yachts in the Netherlands powered with a twin Volvo Penta IPS-1350”.

The fastest Zeelander yacht ever is equipped with a large seven square meter swim platform complete with a bar and a swim ladder. It is easily accessible from the main deck. A fast 100-Hp Williams tender is stored in the garage to play and help the owner and guests explore the coasts to the maximum along with two Seabobs.

The main deck is a big social area without steps with a length of 10 meters and width of 4 meters measured from the helm to the very end of the swim platform. It has a real bar with a set of chairs in front of a fully equipped kitchen on the opposite side.

Leonardo van den Berg added: “I would like to mention that the yacht has a very comfortable ride. The cruising speed is 34 knots but she can cruise at any speed the owner feels comfortable with. The actual fuel consumption per mile only varies 8% between the moments you plane and reach the maximum speed of 42 knots!”

The base price of the Z55 with Twin IPS950 is 2.245.000 euro.
The fastest Zeelander Z55 with Twin IPS1350 and 2000 Hp costs 2.420.200 euro.

Zeelander Yachts’ smaller model Z44 will also be on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018 to showcase the shipyard’s ability to create sophisticated compact yachts.

About Zeelander Yachts
Established in the Netherlands in 2002, Zeelander Yachts create high-end motor yachts that marry form and function to perfection and perform to the highest possible standard. Every Zeelander is a piece of art on the water, created for connoisseurs of life who understand what it takes to create the very best and want to invest in their own pleasure. For the exterior, Zeelander’s design team works closely with the world-renowned award-winning designer Cor D. Rover to refine and perfect every aspect of these unique yachts. The total amount of man-hours put in to the design, development and build of each Zeelander far exceeds that of any other yacht in its class.

Zeelander Yachts moved into its new assembly hall in the Netherlands in January 2017. All new Zeelanders are now outfitted in this state-of-the-art facility, which is fully owned by Zeelander Yachts. This superb new yard in Groot-Ammers with a 2000 m2 footprint on an impressive 20000 m2 waterfront plot will enable to even better meet owners’ requirements when it comes to personalising their Zeelander.

The current range of Zeelander Yachts includes two models, Z44 and flagship Z55. The Z44 is an instantly recognizable cruiser with a modern twist and powerful motor, capable of reaching 36 knots, panoramic views and spacious interior with one or two cabins. The Z55 is the ideal step-up from the 44-footer, offering even roomier cockpit and three cabins. After the presentation in 2017, Zeelander’s largest model to date immediately received strong demand from owners and acclaims from expert luxury yachting community.

Overall Zeelander Yachts have built and sold over 30 semi-custom yachts, most of them on the US market. However, there is growing interest in these elegant boats in other areas of the world.

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