July 17, 2015

Project: Mulder 2800 Flybridge RPH

Mulder introduces a new concept: the 2800 Raised Pilot House full beam. This 28 meter, round-bilge, all-aluminium pocket size yacht is easy to operate, suitable for both families and chartering, and possible to sail with a limited crew and low running costs. RPH stands for “Raised Pilot House”, which means that the wheelhouse is raised to a higher position on the vessel, giving the captain a better overview and allowing other valuable options regarding layout and usability in the interior. In this design “full beam” means that the saloon area has side decks, while the master suite forward on the main deck does take up the whole width of the yacht. This makes for spectacular views right out of the bedroom and a hugely enhanced feeling of privacy guaranteed by never having to worry about seeing crew members walking in-front of the windows. Another wonderful feature is the aft deck dining. The dining table is placed outdoors, under a sun-deck roof so that it would be out of direct sunlight, and we designed drop-down windows to port and starboard while completely concealing the main entrance doors. This resulted in a flush open deck floor plan of over ten meters in length. No steps or glass doors in-between means that the view is spectacular. The yacht is designed to accommodate ten guests and a crew of three, with the possibility for alternatives. The round-bilge, all-aluminium 2800 RPH offers an economical cruising speed of twelve knots and the option of achieving 15-16 knots or even more if required. Using aluminium instead of steel for the hull allowed fuel savings of up to 20% at low speeds compared to displacement speeds. Van Oossanen Naval Architects is responsible for the naval architecture of the Mulder 2800 RPH, Frank Laupman from Omega Architects designed the interior and exterior.