Voyager 50 coupé - Photo VDH _ Guy Fleury

WASPIK – Times are good at Van den Hoven Yachts. The boatyard’s construction of high-end steel and aluminum motor cruisers is in full swing.

Van den Hoven notes that demand for steel yachts remains unabated. Last summer, the company began building a fifth steel 1700 Mk2 which underwent a design change giving it a more spacious superstructure, making the interior 29 cm (2.5ft) wider. This 1700 Mk2 will be available this spring.

In January, the yard started on a maiden 17m Voyager 56 Flybridge – one in a series of Voyagers designed by René van der Velden. The first 61ft Voyager was delivered in 2021 and led the yard to expand the model line with the slightly longer 50 and 56ft models. With a length of 17.30m, the 56ft Flybridge fits well into this line-up, which also includes a 71 and 80-foot Voyager.

The 56ft concept was designed with an eye for the recent ‘outdoor living’ trend. Its interior exudes space and luxury and allows clients to still make design choices in different guest cabins or the salon with its galley and bar, or the two full bathrooms and double helm.

The stern garage accommodates a Williams tender. Van den Hoven plans to deliver the 56 Fly-bridge in the spring of 2024, giving clients the opportunity to still make choices from a variety of options.

The yard delivered the first 15.3m Voyager 50 Coupe in early December to its owner. It has a sporty appearance to cater to a younger audience. The ground-level layout and low-entry level make boarding the yacht easy. The aft deck, the salon, the galley and the helm position are on one level.

The aft deck has sofas and an adjustable table and can accommodate six people for lounging or dining.

The sofas on the aft deck can be converted into a 2-person sun bed. There is a large storage area for bicycles, among other things. The hydraulic bathing platform accommodates a tender of up to 3.85m (12.6ft). With two Volvo Penta D6 engines of 480HP each, the boat can reach a top speed of 22 knots. A second 50 Coupe is under construction.