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ZEELANDER Z72

DRIVEN BY PERFECTION

YACHT BUILDING IS AN ART FORM

Zeelander yachts has developed a completely new model, the Z72. She was launched in March 2019 and is now the Zeelander flagship. With her platform extended she is 22 meters, making her the largest Zeelander ever. The Zeelander in-house design team created the exterior of the yacht in collaboration with Cor D. Rover. “Whilst  keeping  true  to  the  iconic  shape,  the  Zeelander  design  has  evolved”,  says  Sietse  Koopmans,  founder and chairman  of  Zeelander  Yachts. “An  S-Shaped  deck  line,  a  wider  stern  and  even  more  curved  surfaces. The  exterior  design  was  inspired  by  the  way  Porsche has incrementally  evolved  its  designs  over  time.  A  legendary  icon  is  what  we  envision  for  the  Z72. We  believe  true  yacht  building  is  a  form  of  art.  This  is  the  epitome  of  our  craft. ”

THE EVOLUTION OF TIMELESS DESIGN

Zeelander Yachts approach to the design is unique. We actively involve current owners in the development process of future models. This was the case with the Z72.  “One  of  our  closest  customers  loves  a  good  party”,  explains  Floris Koopmans, Marketing Coordinator at Zeelander Yachts. “In  order  to  accommodate  more  of  his  guests,  we  collaboratively  looked  at  the  designs  of  the  yacht  and  developed  something  that  fulfilled  all  of  his  wishes.  That’s  how  the  Z72  was  born.”

TASTEFUL AT EVERY CURVE

Indeed,  the  Z72 is  much  bigger  than  the  previous  flagship,  the Z55,  as  it  blends  stylish appearance  with  some  truly  unique  superyacht  features.  The  new  model’s  length  is  20.2  meters  and  it surpasses  22  meters with  a  large  swimplatform  open,  while her beam measures 6 meters.  There is  plenty  of  deck  space  and  she  hits  the  home- run  on  Zeelander  owners’  priorities  – a  comfortable,  luxurious  and family – friendly  boat  that  complies  with  the  latest  standards. The  interior  design  of  the  Z72 is  made  entirely  by the  Zeelander  Yachts  in-house  team.  Just like her smaller sister, she  has  a  sophisticated  décor,  huge  panoramic  windows  and  vast  social areas  for  the  best  possible guest  experience  on  board. The  shipyard’s  creations  epitomise  not  just  style,  but  power too.  The  Z72  carries  the  same sporty  DNA  as the earlier models of  the  brand.  Her  top  speed  exceeds  40  knots.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Length overall: 72.4 feet / 22.07 meters

Length with platform closed: 66.5 feet / 20.26 meters

Beam: 19.7 feet / 6 meters

Draft: 4.9 feet / 1.5 meters

Weight (dry): 99.0000 lbs / 42 T

Fuel capacity: 1.373 USG / 5200 liters

Fresh water capacity: 396 USG / 1500 liters

Waste capacity: 105 USG / 400 liters

Design category: CE-A

Propulsion: 3x Volvo Penta IPS 950 (IPS 1050, IPS 1200 And IPS 1350 optional)

propeller: Volvo Penta Duo Prop P2

Maximum speed: 40+ knots

Range @ cruising: 680 Nm @ 24 knots with IPS 950

Hull material: GRP, vinylester vacuum infused

Generator: Cummins Onan 21.5kW @ 120V / 19kW @ 240V

Electric system: 120 VAC/60 Hz or 240 VAC/50Hz

Exterior design: Cor D. Rover / Zeelander Yachts

Interior design: Zeelander Yachts

REDEFINING CUTTING EDGE

Zeelander Yachts was founded in 2002 in the Netherlands by Sietse Koopmans. This tireless entrepreneur and inveterate sailor had decided to create a sports cruiser design driven by boating experience alone. The yachts he had in mind would redefine the edge in cutting, using the highest quality materials inside and out.

Then as now, all other motorboats available in the 40- to 70-foot size range were spacey and multifunctional. The Zeelander concept was much more specific. The boat had to be composed of curved surfaces so that, regardless of which angle the sun shined on the hull, you’d see something new and inviting. Zeelander yachts would be a timeless icon for wealthy individuals who were prepared to invest in the very, very best.

PROVEN IN PRACTICE

The first fruits of this approach were finally unveiled to the public in 2008. The launch model Z44 received positive critique at the Monaco Yacht Show and drew enormous crowds despite being at an event dominated by much larger yachts.

In the years that followed, more than thirty Z44s were sold, bucking the trend at a time of economic recession. Owners consistently praised their Zeelanders for being a piece of art, while totally immersing themselves in the quiet and super-comfortable ride.

Within three years the yachts had been successfully introduced to the US market as well as Europe. After the commercial success of the Z44, it was an obvious direction for Zeelander Yachts to add a larger model to the fleet. The first Z55 was delivered to her delighted owner in November 2015. The Z72 was launched in march 2019 and is now the Zeelander flagship.

UNRIVALLED R&D

Having set this tall order, the next five years were devoted to research and development. A list of ambitious characteristics were incorporated into the prototype, such as phenomenal seakeeping, industry-low noise and vibrations levels, minimal maintenance, low cost of ownership and easy handling. All this and more was to be part of a boat constructed with premium quality materials and a superior finish.

Together with the award-winning designer Cor D. Rover, the Zeelander team pushed the boundaries of yacht design through innovative and revolutionary engineering. Nothing was left to chance as they worked on combining a fantastic performance with the smoothest ride, the finest luxuries with the best possible equipment – and all this in an aesthetic jacket that would instantly capture the hearts of HNWIs.