New Dutch cruiser brand for offshore and inland waters

WORKUM – In a year of iffy supply lines, labor shortages, and soaring inflation comes news of the launch of a new brand of spiffy cabin cruisers that shows the mettle of the Dutch yacht building sector in uncertain times.

Newcomer Vanton Yachts is working on a maiden 45ft (13.3m) steel cruiser that owner Ton van Rutten says will be part of a series of quality motor yachts of 40, 45, and 50 feet. Undeterred by the COVID pandemic, he founded Vanton Yachts in 2021.

He says his craft target “adventurous” boating enthusiasts who want to explore European coastal waters, lakes, and rivers. Vanton Yachts’ “deep bow easily handles waves and offers superior course stability and performance,” says van Rutten.

The Vanton 45ft Cabin Cruiser has a Quicksteel semi-displacement hull, specially designed for Vanton Yachts. It achieves a top speed of up to 17 knots, depending on the choice of propulsion. Van Rutten developed his brand with Studio Delta for the naval architecture and Trimm Design for the technical elaboration.

The 45ft yacht will be a semi-displacement vessel with a Hull Vane, an underwater ‘spoiler’ under the transom that generates significant fuel savings and onboard comfort.

The inaugural 45ft Vanton Yacht will have two 22-HP Volvo Penta D3 diesels. A 4th diesel is possible. Van Rutten says clients can also opt for other engine brands and a hybrid configuration.

The Vanton 45ft sports modern lines, a receding axe bow and no outdoor gangways, generating significant salon space. Access to the foredeck is via slide-away pantograph doors on either side of the steering position. Below the deck are a master bedroom, double guest cabin, toilet, and shower. The galley is also down below.