Constructed by S2 Yachts in the Netherlands, the Zeelander 44 yacht tender or a mini-superyacht was conceived as the one boat everyone desires to own. The magnificent Zeelander 44 boat is designed by bespoke Cor D. Rover and Zeelander Yachts, with naval architecture by well known Frank Mulder.
Created to fulfill every recreational requirement, years in development have resulted in the Zeelander 44 yacht tender that is more a mini-superyacht than anything else in its class. The finished Dutch product is defined by a collaboration with major industry leaders and is underwritten by Dutch design standards – benchmarks that make Holland unassailable world leaders in superyacht production today.
No compromises have been made throughout the Zeelander 44 superyacht tender’s design, naval architecture, hull specifications, sound engineering and custom interiors.
Zeelanders are equipped with every possible amenity to ensure a completely turnkey experience.
Zeelander 44 yacht tender is a masterpiece, high-lighted with rich mahogany, gold-sprinkled paint, stainless steel, marble and sensuous leathers.
The mirror-like finish of the paintwork is the result of thousands of hours of personal attention by Zeelander craftsmen. Each Zeelander hull receives seven individual layers of paint and lacquer, with hand finishing between each layer by 6 craftsmen using long-boards. The process involves a clever blend of the automotive and aeronautic products to resist abrasion and ultra-violet damage. The result is then polished to create a luster that is unmatched in the yachting industry.
Through a ‘custom’ option, Owners and Collectors can choose to entirely customize their Zeelander 44 superyacht tender, without compromising the quality or attention to detail that underwrites this work of art. Although owners so far have an unlimited choice of colours, a special selection of paint colours for the hull, with complementary superstructure has been created for 2009.
The interior of the Zeelander 44 superyacht tender is a masterful use of space with characteristic levels of finish. The cockpit is so ideally positioned and carefully conceived that all the data is simply available to anyone familiar with a computer or a modern supercar. The instruments are logistically set out yet perfectly suited to the yachting environment in crafted stainless and waterproof monitors.
The commanding helmsman’s position affords excellent visibility and the choice of helmsman’s seats which offer outstanding levels of comfort guarantee that both helmsman and guests are fresh and relaxed after a day’s cruise. Throughout the interior use of lightweight cored construction and the richest materials mark this as a mini superyacht that promises to become the watchword for luxury and refinement in the yachting world.
Zeelander 44 yacht tender’s creators have strived endlessly to test and perfect every area of the yacht. When satisfied with the result they re-addressed the quality by ensuring the highest levels of craftmanship at every level. A multi-skilled team well versed in traditional skills and using the most advanced and cutting edge technology create an interior that is unsurpassed in terms of quality and attention to detail.
Zeelander’s designers work with only the finest natural materials; wood veneers and leathers, silks, wools, precious metals all of which are specially selected for the harsh marine environment yet without compromising quality.
Every teak plank is personally selected and the hand-laid on the decks before being vacuum-bedded in the deliberate single-length Zeelander 44 yacht tender style, emphasizing the almost perfect curves and sheer of her hull and superstructure. Interior veneers are selected for the grain and color and opened out into large sheets to ensure the grains are continous throughout the interior (examples of woods available for the Zeelander include pear, cherry, mahogany, walnut burr-though Zeelander will build to customers wishes).
Each piece of furniture is individually crafted before being fitted into the yacht. It is then removed and veneered, before going to environmental paint shops for the final layers of lacquer showcasing the beauty of wood.
Just as with the exterior, the ‘custom’ option allows Collectors to entirely customize their Zeelander interior finishes to their own tastes. Zeelander work with different interior designers to offer personalized finishes to meet the individual requirements and style of customers.
Technical Specifications of the Zeelander 44 superyacht tender:
Builder S2 Yachts
Design Cor D. Rover – Zeelander
Engineering Zeelander Holland
Naval Architect Frank Mulder Design
Noise & Vibration Control Silent Line Group
Length Overall 44.4 ft
Beam 13.2 ft
Draft approx 3 ft
Hull Material GRP Core Infusion Vinylester
Fuel Capacity 450 Gallons
Main Engines 2 x Volvo Penta IPS 600 each 320 kW (435 hp) @ 3,500 rpm
Maximum Speed 34 – 38 knots
Accommodation 4 in 2 cabins