August 25, 2011

New Model: Mulder 1500 Favorite

Mulder continue to steam ahead and launch the second model of its traditional down East lobster looking Favorite range and after putting into the water two units of the 1400, follow this by putting the first example of the little bit larger 1500.  The first unit of the 1500 Favorite designed by Guido de Groot and Mulder shipyard, and built in all alloy with the Vripack technique is a white colored hull model.  In the 1500 Favorite which has the same beam and draft as the one meter smaller 1400, an owner gains a back looking L-shaped settee in the aft deck,  larger galley which unusually is in front and under the helm station to starboard, and a second guest shower head.  Accommodation is again for two cabins; with owners room to fore, and a guest cabin to starboard.  Hull for the 1500 as in all the Favorite models, and some other Mulder's is the choice of a semi displacement round bilge, or a more planning hard chine shape.  Hull one of Mulder's 1500 Favorite was a round bilge hull shape with twin Volvo 330hp engines. Power options is for four choices in the shaft propelled round bilge hull from twin Volvo's 150 to 435hp, and a single choice twin 435hp and IPS pods in planning hard chine shape.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.60 m (51.1ft)
Hull Length - 15.00 m
Beam - 4.70 m
Draft - 1.20 m
Displacement - 18 t
Fuel Capacity - 1500 l
Water Capacity - 720 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D3 150hp, D3 220hp, D6 330hp, D6 435hp
Propulsion - line shafts, or Volvo forward looking IPS pods
Speed - 12 knots max with 150hp, 27 knots max with 435hp
Hull Shape - semi displacement round bilge, or planning chine shape
Construction - All aluminium
Project - Guido de Groot, Vripack, Van Der Kamp interior, Mulder Shipyard
Certification - CE A