Dutch yachting builder Zeelander unveiled a breathtaking new 48-foot motor yacht project for the first time at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Expected to hit the water in mid-2022, the Zeelander 5 is characterized by curvy lines, a sporty S-shaped shearline, and improved functionality.
The guests can easily enter the Zeelander 5 via side-boarding doors and a passarelle. A full walkaround cockpit gives access to the iconic Zeelander swim platform. The 48-footer can be opened up for the summer months with a sunroof and retractable sliding window aft, or sealed off for winter.
The yacht is broader in the beam allowing for greater volume below, and better hydrodynamics and cruising characteristics. The coach roof encloses the boat’s main living areas, there’s also an electric sunroof here and an elegant galley. She is the quietest vessel in its class. Running at full throttle, the Zeelander’s new boat reaches 45 knots, but all you’ll hear is the sound of the wake astern. Riding at anchor, the generator and aircon produce just 46dB.
The standard layout includes a huge master cabin aft with a walk-around bed and a dedicated dressing area. There is a TV mounted at an angle over the bed, broad windows for views of the anchorage from your pillow, and a beautiful leather-clad dressing table. The sophisticated ambient lighting concept runs to an illuminated sill under each door. A luxurious V-shaped twin forward features a TV and a hatch overhead. The separate shower and toilet also offer an exceptional standard of finish.
Zeelander offers four carefully curated moodboards that boast a range of luxurious styles and finishes. The experienced team will work with an owner’s idea to create a boat with more complex customization.
The yacht can be powered by twin or triple Volvo Penta IPS 500 or 650 pods, for a maximum of 1,440hp. Volvo’s Assisted Docking technology makes light of close-quarters maneuvering.
Zeelander has developed various options to make maximum use of the cockpit space. The owners can choose from a curved sofa bank or a convertible sunbed aft, with more sofas or a sleek bar area against the bulkhead. The clever hydraulic bathing steps and handrail, which also act as a pasarelle to enter the dock, help to reach the water.
With her seductive exterior styling, timeless interior and real power, the Zeelander 5 is a unique offer on the market.