Work is continuing apace on the construction of two luxurious superyachts at the Dutch yard Bloemsma Van Breemen: A 41-metre (134 ft) sailyacht from the boards of Ed Dubois and a 44-metre (144 ft) motoryacht designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder. Both projects are well underway and expected to be delivered in the spring and autumn of 2009 respectively. Maarten Janssen visited the yard recently, and today brings you up to date on the 44-metre motoryacht.
A Dutch motoryacht masterpiece
The 44-metre motoryacht (BN 141) will epitomise everything that has given the Dutch yachting industry such a leading edge. Bloemsma Van Breemen’s renowned expertise in the construction and engineering field will be combined with an exterior and interior design by Pieter Beeldsnijder and naval architecture by Vripack.
The yacht will also be state of the art in terms of technologies and systems, ranging from electrically controlled windows that dim from dark to light and back to a comprehensive audio-video installation. Many of the safety and back up systems will be located in a separate engine space under the guest cabins, resulting in a spacious and clean engine room.
The spaciousness of many areas will be another memorable aspect of Free Spirit. This counts equally for the large engine room on the lower deck as the voluminous sun deck, which has lovely relaxation and sunbathing areas, plus a Jacuzzi, barbecue and bar.
Another highlight is the dedicated owners’ area on the upper deck. In addition to a luxurious stateroom, this includes a lounge and a terrace forward, allowing the owners to enjoy the pleasures of the al fresco life in private.
There is no bridge deck in the conventional sense on the yacht as the wheelhouse is located on a semi-raised forward section of the main deck. The rest of the main deck features a lounge, dining room, galley and wheelhouse. The lower deck contains four guest staterooms, a captain’s suite, four crew cabins and a good-sized lazarette that houses the jet skis and other watersports toys.
Blessed with a wealth of unique Beeldsnijder detailing both inside and out, the yacht will have a maximum speed of 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. Her cruising range will be 3500 NM.
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