WASPIK – Van den Hoven Jachtbouw has launched a new flagship, a steel Executive 2100. Its Executive series – now spanning 15 to 21m (49-69ft.) yachts – is designed for exploring Europe’s inland and coastal waters.
Importantly, however, the yard has in recent years also come to embrace aluminum building to give clients greater speeds and access to more distant destinations, like the fjords of Norway or the Greek isles.
The first Executive 2100 a fold-down mast reducing its vertical clearance to 3.85m (12.6ft.). “It does not have a flybridge because the owner wants a very low clearance to expand his sailing range within Europe,” says yard owner Bart van den Hoven. “But the 2100 can certainly be built with a flybridge.”
The first Executive 2100 shows extensive use of stainless steel, boasts Vetus hydraulic fin stabilizers, 2 John Deer diesels of 330HP each, a 6m (19.7ft.) beam and a draft of 1.4m (4.6ft.)
Like many Dutch yards, Van den Hoven prefers to build in steel or aluminum – materials that give builders miles of elbow room in design and custom-construction compared to polyester mold-building. With steel and aluminum “we can bring more or less all the wishes of a new owner to life. Especially the layout. It can be perfectly tailored to their taste,” says Van den Hoven.
The first 2100 has a large owner’s suite with a walk-in closet and a bathroom. There’s ample volume in the forward area for storage that can always be converted into a 2nd cabin. The large foredeck is for socializing and includes a seating area. The aft deck features a semi-round settee for 4. The extended roof makes al fresco dining in the shade possible.