TER AAR – Hans van Veen, owner of Vedette Jachtbouw, says his clients “decide what I build.” Van Veen should continue to listen to his clients. Just look at the 2 new models from Vedette Jachtbouw launched this year: The 41ft. Traveller 12.30 and the 10.7m Navigator 35.
The latter was named the Motor Boat of the Year at the 2019 HISWA-in-Water Boat Show in the Netherlands.
Its modern design – a straight axe bow, a steep stern and straight up windows – is a significant departure for Vedette Jachtbouw. The yard says the boat is stable, easy to handle and surprisingly fast.
The saloon includes a fully equipped kitchen, a large sofa and a generous table. The spray rail construction gives more inside space which is noticeable in the large foreship owner’s cabin with its freestanding double bed, a shower room and toilet.
The Navigator comes in 35, 41 and 48ft. versions.
Van Veen has been building Vedettes for years in cabin and saloon versions. It built the Traveller 1230 in response to market demand for more interior space and a covered cockpit. The superstructure is placed a little further forward and the cabin roof extends to above the cockpit.
The Traveler has a straight stern, the gangways run into aft past the cockpit seats. The transom door opens to the swimming platform and 2 hardwood doors lead to the salon.