ZWARTSLUIS _ Serious Yachts doesn’t churn out yachts. It crafts 2 classic series _ the Gently and the Brightly _ plus custom-built yachts that stand out for their extraordinary finish.

The latest from the yard is the Brightly 1530. The manufacturer says it “easily exceeds everything” the company has made to date. Not because it is the yard’s biggest yacht to date, but it stands out for its high-end, stem-to-stern finish.

Germany’s Skipper Magazine tested the Brightly 1530 for its January issue. “It is the shapes that impress,” it reported. “The beautifully styled fan bow … is a feast for the eyes.” It called the walk-in engine room the ‘hobby cellar’ for fans of high-tech. It holds a Vetus Deutz engine that generates 250 kW (340HP). “And, typical for Dutch mini-mega yachts,” the German magazine added, “are the fine details like the stylish air fan hoods, the 43cm-wide (1.4ft.) guarded gangways.”

Serious Yachts boasts that it hand-makes yachts _ from stylish air vents to stainless steel power outlets; from high-gloss walnut doors to the Alcantar microfiber-covered furniture.

The 15.3m (50ft), steel-hulled Brightly 1530 packs a pair of 170HP Vetus Deutz DT66 6-cylinder diesel engines. They generate a top speed of 11 knots, yet remain quiet, courtesy of the vessel’s sophisticated noise insulation.

The yacht comes with bow and stern thrusters. The steering position has been installed centrally in the yacht and features a novelty: a 24-inch C-Zone touchscreen that allows the captain to control every aspect on board: from the lights to the custom-made glass roof hatch.