At Cannes Yachting Festival 2016, VanDutch luxury yachts made their show at sea, on the beach and on the famous Croisette.
Founded in 2008, VanDutch Marine became known by the quality of finishes of its yachts and for their unique and innovative design. The Dutch brand manufactures lightweight, strong, fast and economical day-boats. To achieve this level of excellence in the construction of the luxury yacht, engineers used a digest of the best naval technologies while emphasizing luxury and simplicity. The brand showcased two yachts at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016.
Combining luxury and technology
The first of the range was the VanDutch 40 designed by architect Frank Mudler. The hull and deck are made of composite sandwich, using the technique of vacuum injection, giving strength and lightness to the boat. Its unique style and incredible power make it one of the jewels of the luxury on the water.
In 2011, the range is broadened with the arrival of VanDutch 30. A replica of its 40-feet older brother with identical design and luxury amenities. VanDutch confirms its leading position on the global market for luxury yacht. Since then, the range has been extended with the VanDutch 55.
All strategic points of the boats have been designed to make them more efficient. The hulls are reinforced with Kevlar for rugged durability, the design in V of the propulsion shaft line allows a perfectly horizontal aft to increase speed and reduce fuel consumption. Today, VanDutch luxury yachts are distinguished by their engine power, for their quick acceleration and ability to turn short.
With the different engines on offer, a speed approaching 40 knots can be achieved. They are also easy to maneuver thanks to their front and rear thrusters and the autopilot combined with a GPS Chart Plotter allows a boat control in peace.
The VanDutch 55, a jewel of excellence
The VanDutch 55 showcased at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016 was developed by the firm Frank Mulder Design hich has had the brilliant idea to reproduce an XL version of the famous 40 VanDutch by adopting the same silhouette. This jewel of the sea stands out first by its power. Equipped with 1900 hp engines, it traces a deep wake in the world of nautical excellence. Its impressive size – 16, 50 meters long and 4, 50 meters wide – its immense synthetic teak deck, its narrow and vertical bow, minimalist décor, perfectly juggle with the aesthetic codes of the VanDutch brand: luxury and simplicity.
Sunbathing at will
The boat won the first glance with its cockpit open on the back multiplying the living areas, its wide sun deck at the back, the galley consisting of a central table flanked by two benches facing each other and a third along the sun deck.
In continuation of the side seats, the cockpit and the passenger place welcome adjustable seats with electric actuator. The long wrapping smoked windshield protects the cockpit from the assaults of the sea, while an electric bimini protects from the hot sun.
The construction of the bridge includes, among others, some retractable cleats, very large chests, an engine compartment which opens hydraulically and a telescopic navigation light. The perfectly built stainless steel bath scale and compartment for storing fenders allow to enjoy the incredibly clean cockpit design.
A free, open-plan space
Inside, the volume is free and open-plan. The kitchen in white lacquer, fully equipped, is located to the left of the boat facing the living room housing a white leather sofa decorated with modular square poufs. The open and spacious sleeping area occupies the triangle of the boat. It is furnished with a double bed and wardrobe space. Its white walls offer incredible clarity and brightness. On the rear, a second cabin includes two single beds (or a double, depending on demand) is independent. This sleeping cabin is fitted at starboard and a bathroom occupies the other side of the descent.
VanDutch exhibits at Grand Hotel
On the sidelines of the Cannes Festival Yachting 2016, VanDutch set up its headquarters in the gardens of the Grand Hotel in Cannes. The lawns hosted the exhibition of the VanDutch 30, whose hull painted by renowned artist Bernard Feldain was next to a flaming Bentley Flying Spur which inevitably attracted walkers from the Croisette.
As culmination of this show on sea and land, VanDutch gave on 15 September a private party on the Grand Hotel Plage 45, under the sign of prestige and glamor. The evening was organized in collaboration with the luxury jewelry brand Fred and prestige cars Bentley.
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