June 4, 2013

New Model: Van Dutch 55

For the its new flagship Van Dutch 55 made its course of action very simple, follow the lines of the much praised 40 model. Designed again by Frank Mulder the office of the Dutch naval architect follows the silhouette of the smaller Van Dutch inspired by classic sport boat lines; see the straight bow inspired by the U-boat, or the flash fore deck.  Benefiting from the extra size now at 55 feet, the new Van Dutch flagship offers many more amenities, including its immense sun bathing area in the aft exterior deck, an exterior retractable dining zone perfectly protected by the expansive windshield, and the new addition of an electric bimini.  The extra size of the Van Dutch 55 versus its smaller sisters also transforms into an open yacht  able to accommodate four or six guests for a couple of weeks cruise.  Power is from twin Yanmar 900hp engines which give max speeds up to 38 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.76 m (54.8ft)
Waterline Length - 15.5 m
Beam - 4.50 m
Draft - 1.10 m
Fuel Capacity - 2500 l
Water Capacity - 600 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins, 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Yanmar 8SY 900hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 38 knots max, 24 knots economic fast cruise
Range - 400 nm at 24 knots cruise
Project - Frank Mulder, Van Dutch interior
Certification - CE B

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