July 5, 2011

New Model: Mulder 1400 Favorite

Mulder finally launched the new 1400 Favorite what is a return to this name and range in this Dutch builder history.  The Favorite was Mulder first official motor boats back in the fifties. Two bigger Mulder Favorite's a 1500 and 1600 models will be presented in the near future.  Designed by Vripack, and Guide de Groot the 1400 Favorite presents a down East lobster boat looks and shows the versatility of Mulder Shipyard being available with a round bilge or a chine shaped hull with spray rails.  The first is more suitable for slow displacement navigation, and the second is more for the speed lovers.  The interior of the 1400 Favorite is a traditional layout with living on the main deck, and galley, two guest cabins, shower head all located below.  The owners master cabin is located to fore and will also have a second en-suite entrance to the head, and a separate shower room.  Four engine choices are to be available for the 1400 Favorite starting from standard twin Volvo 150hp which give a 12 knots max, up to Volvo's 435hp engines.  This last optional engine is also to be available with IPS in combination with the chine with spray rails hull and should give a top speed of 35 knots.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.5 m (47.5ft)
Hull Length - 14.00 m
Beam - 4.70 m
Draft - 1.20 m
Displacement - 18 tons
Fuel Capacity - 2500 l
Water Capacity - 720 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D3 150hp, D3 220hp, D6 330hp, D6 435hp
Propulsion - line shaft, or IPS forward looking dual propeller pods * chine shaped hull only
Speed - 12 knots with Volvo 150hp, 35 knots with Volvo 435hp and IPS with chine shape hull
Hull Shape - round bilge, or chine shape with spray rails
Construction - aluminum
Project - Vripack, Guido de Groot, Mulder Shipyard
Certification - CE A Ocean