GROOT AMMERS – DutchCraft will attend its first Palma International Boat Show (April 29-May 3) to display its 17m DC56 Open that can be equipped with Volvo Penta IPS 600 or 950 engines. The latter yields a 40 kn. top speed.
Family-owned DutchCraft is a sister brand of the high-end Zeelander Yachts. The company is targeting the European and US markets with both brands. It recently opened a North American division for the Zeelander brand in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
DutchCraft yachts come in 2 versions: an electric 7m DC25 and the more high-end DC56.
The DC56 comes in 2 versions: “The DC56 Open fully immerses you in the experience of life on the water,” says Marketing Manager Floris Koopmans. “You’ll feel close to the ocean. It’s completely open. Just like a center console! The DC56 Cabin is enclosed to protect you from the elements.”
TheDC56 has a spacious flybridge with a dining table, a wet bar and double seating at the nav station. The main deck has the same, plus sun pads on the foredeck. Down below is accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 cabins.
The electric, carbon composite DC25 was an eye-catcher at the 2020 Boat Düsseldorf. The boat can be used as a family cruiser, superyacht tender or a diving or fishing platform. It has a handy, fold-down bow door, a modular deck design that facilitates quick yachting mode changes: from superyacht tender to sport fisher to family cruiser.
Its maximum battery capacity is 134kWh and achieves a speed of 6 knots (over 6 hours) or 32 knots over 75 minutes. A limousine version is under development.