January 19, 2016

New Model: Zeelander Z55

Zeelander fills the gap between the Z44 and Z68 models, with the new Z55 a model designed by renowned Dutch naval architects Van Oossanen.  Based to a certain extent on a down East lobster boat, the Z55 impresses for its comfort and performance numbers and some interesting out of the box design solutions in the seventeen meters size, see tender location at midships, with garage entrance to port side.  Interior wise the Z55 again offers a comfortable interior with a full beam midships owners room, VIP cabin forward, and a twin bunk to starboard.  Living is all located on the main deck with again an unusual but luxurious galley bar area located in the middle of the area served by four fixed stools.  Power for the Zeelander Z55 will come from twin Volvo 800 or 900hp units with IPS pod propulsion.  The large engine option giving a top speed of 38 knots, cruise of 28 and range of four hundred nautical miles.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 17 m (55.7ft)
Waterline Length - 15.9 m
Beam - 5 m
Draft - 1.5 m including drives
Displacement - 24 t dry
Fuel Capacity - 3300 l
Water Capacity - 750 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D12 800hp, D13 900hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS1050 or 1200 forward looking pod drives
Speed - 28 knots cruise and 38 knots max with Volvo 900hp
Range - 400 nautical miles at 28 knots
Project - Van Oossanen 

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