First Zeelander Z72 delivered to an American owner
Zeelander Yachts has announced that its largest yacht to date, Zeelander Z72, has been delivered to her American owner, a loyal customer of the shipyard.
The Zeelander Z72 is the largest yacht to date built by Zeelander Yachts, the Dutch shipyard that creates high-end motor yachts with an elegant New York commuter-style profile.
Zeelander Yachts is specialized in building small superyachts. During the last 17 years, the shipyard has provided yachts with the highest degree of design, function and construction detail. The Z72 is the new flagship that combines superyacht-design features and finish levels with Zeelander’s noteworthy profile.
The timeless exterior design look of the Z72 is developed in collaboration with Cor D. Rover. Rover also contributed to the design of the bestseller model so far for the yard — the Zeelander Z44.
“An S-Shaped sheerline, a wider stern and even more curved surfaces,” said Floris Koopmans, Marketing Coordinator at Zeelander Yachts. “We believe true yacht building is a form of art: while keeping true to the iconic shape, the Zeelander design has evolved. A legendary icon, an evolution of timeless design is what we envision for the Z72, a Rolls-Royce of the sea.”
The Z72 continues the trend begun by Zeelander Yachts showing off her curves. Each new yacht from this builder initially makes a splash with her exterior lines and the Z72 is no exception, with a S-shaped sheerline. The distinctive rounded stern unfolds invitingly to reveal a spacious 110-square-foot swim platform. An understated bowrail shadows the sheer for the length of the yacht.
Three pairs of large hullside windows punctuate the curvaceous hull. They illuminate the belowdecks accommodations, as well as subtle, flush-finished superyacht features, such as a boarding door and a side-entry garage that fits a tender, a waverunner and four seabobs. The superstructure has a raked, curving windshield and large side windows, topped by a coachroof with a grabrail.
The Zeelander in-house team created the interior design of the Z72. The company takes a unique approach to yacht design, actively involving owners of its yacht in the discussion about models under development. This allows Zeelander to get a better sense of how active boaters use their boats, and about specific features and design elements.
The helm console consists of an angled, ergonomic pod on centreline with glass-bridge electronic navigation displays. A wide three-position bench seat accommodates the skipper and companions with virtually uninterrupted 360-degree lines of sight, thanks to the large windshield, huge windows with narrow mullions, and the elevated position of the helm deck.
Abaft the stools is open deck space, sheltered by the extended house sides, followed by a step down to a fore-and-aft pair of settees with a cocktail table in between. From this aft-deck area, the side decks offer easy, safe transit forward, where yet another sun pad awaits.
Down the companionway stairs, the Z72 has a three-stateroom layout. The master is forward and shows a key benefit of this curvy design: headroom and forward volume.
For power, Zeelander offers a selection of triple Volvo Penta IPS engine choices. With three 1,000-horsepower IPS 1350s, the Z72 reaches a top speed of 40 knots, and benefits from the Volvo Penta integrated joystick system for excellent maneuverability.
The Zeelander Z72’s base price is 3.345.000 EUR Ex VAT.