AMSTERDAM – The Aug. 16 launch of Waterdream’s 52ft California yacht here was to be followed by the introduction of the 16m, high-end day boat at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The Aug. 21 cancellation of the Cannes show took the sheen off that world premiere.
Waterdream markets its California series as “a new classic in 50ft. dayboats” that can accommodate 5 guests and go over 40 knots. The 52ft version has a garage for a tender, a jet ski or other toys.
Waterdream is not a traditional builder. It manages boat projects by ordering up aluminum hulls, especially large tenders, from top Dutch builders and bringing in designers.
The 52ft California shown in Amsterdam was built by Van der Valk Shipyard and designed by Vripack. Two years ago, a 65ft California launched at Cannes, was a collaboration of Mulder Design, the Bloemsma shipyard and finished by Gebroeders van Enkhuizen.
The Waterdream portfolio includes some notable craft, including the Venetian Tender, a fully electric limousine tender with a convertible roof and bespoke interior.
The California-52’s cabin has a seating area, kitchen, shower and toilet and a steering wheel and console made of carbon. The deck tables can be folded away. Powering the boat are 2 Volvo Pentas IPS800 that generate a top speed of 35 knots.