Van den Hoven’s 1850: an ambitious mini-superyacht

WASPIK _ Van den Hoven Jachtbouw’s latest _ the Executive 1850 _ is a ‘threshold yacht.’ At almost 19m (62ft.) long and with a 5.35m (17.5ft.) beam, it oozes superyacht ambition and raises yachtbuilding quality to new heights. The Executive 1850 is an impressive addition to the yard’s 1700 series.
The sleek yacht comes with or without a flybridge. It is designed for “people with the highest demands of quality, comfort, performance and space,” says the yard. It rates the 1850 as a strong 18-20m segment contender at a competitive starting price of just €1.6 million, ex VAT. The yard builds yachts to 21m.
Dutch threshold yachts do well. They blur the dividing line between recreational and superyachts.
They may not cross into that magic 30m+ (98.4 ft.) territory, but feature a very high-end superyacht-quality finish, inside and out. Van den Hoven aims for clients who want to buy a larger boat and those “who wish to spend many sailing hours on a true Dutch quality yacht without paying over the odds.”
The Van den Hoven Executive 1850’s interior stands out for its mix of space, light, comfort and appearance. The aft deck, saloon, galley and steering position are on the same level. Its newly designed windows offer 360-degree views.
The saloon windows can be darkened automatically, and the electric sliding roof brings in fresh air and sunlight.
With a length of 18.70 m, a clearance of 4.30 m, a 1.4m draft and a CE-certification A, the Executive 1850 is at home on all European waters.
Its fold-down mast lets it onto French inland waters and other European waterways with limited clearance.