Marine News from the Great Lakes

Zeelander Yachts International Expansion Includes New Delivery To Great Lakes

Published: Thursday, August 8, 2019

Dutch shipyard Zeelander Yachts is proud to announce that it has recently expanded its international sales areas, thanks to the delivery of two new Z55 sport cruisers to the Great Lakes in the U.S. and Moscow in Russia, the first sales for Zeelander in these regions.

The Z55 is a 17-metre, luxuriously elegant, lobster-style yacht with a modern twist. Combining timeless design and innovative solutions, the exterior lines were developed by the Zeelander design team, in collaboration with the award-winning designer Cor D. Rover.

The naval architecture features a deep-V hull, made from GRP using infusion techniques that provides a smooth ride, even in rough seas. Powered by twin Volvo Penta IPS 1200 engines for high manoeuvrability and power combined with world-class fuel efficiency, the Z55 has a range of more than 500 nautical miles (at 28 knots) and a top speed of 42+ knots.

“These sales in ‘exotic’ locations are an indication of the far-reaching appeal of the Zeelander brand around the world,” says Floris Koopmans, Marketing Coordinator at Zeelander Yachts.

Flagship Z72 to Debut at Newport International Boat Show

Customer feedback led to the development of the brand new Z72, Zeelander’s new flagship. The first hull, launched in April, has now arrived in the USA and will make its world debut at the 2019 Newport International Boat Show (Sept 12-15).

“The Z72 is not just a bigger version of the Z44 or Z55; it’s a more modern evolution of the series with updated design,” says Koopmans. “For example, the sheerline is S-shaped instead of C-shaped, giving her a slightly slicker, faster appeal. Also her stern is wider and more voluptuous. The result is a profile that is a reinterpretation of the iconic and timeless design that made the Z44 and Z55 so successful.”

With her superyacht-level features and smart use of space, the Z72 offers the same high performance and comfort that are hallmarks of the brand, but on a grander scale. The supremely elegant profile, typical of classic New York fast commuters and styled by Cor D. Rover, remains, but the Z72 boasts a larger panoramic salon, beach club cabana, tender garage, and a retractable swim platform among her standout features.


This article first appeared in the Summer Issue (Jul/Aug) 2019 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.

tags: Company Expansions, New Boat Models

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