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1st Mulder-94 set for mid-year delivery

February 7, 2014 by robert in Featured, Maritime Netherlands, Power with 0 Comments

ZOETERWOUDE _ Mulder Shipyard has joined the superstructure and hull of its project Firefly (right) _ the yard’s first Mulder-94 Voyager. The 28.5m yacht will be delivered in the summer of 2014.

Yachts in general have been getting bigger and Mulder Shipyard says it follows that trend. “We very much remain loyal to building quality motor yachts of 13, 14 and 15 meters,” says Nick Mulder, the yard’s head of sales. “But we do grow with the market, of course.”

His yard now has 7 yacht projects under construction. They include a 34m Mulder, the yard’s largest ever motor yacht and its first in excess of 300 GT. The naval architecture is by Van Oossanen Naval Architects of the Netherlands. The 315-ton vessel has an 8m beam and a trans-Atlantic range. It is due to be delivered in 2015.

The Mulder-94 Voyager has been designed, inside and out, by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. Vripack Naval Architects are responsible for the craft’s naval architecture. The yacht will be equipped with twin Caterpillar C18-1150hp engines for a top speed of 18 knots. The yard is currently installing the interior’s lower deck. Work on the main deck is carried out at Mulder Shipyard’s new 7.000 sq. m. facility that opened last summer. In addition to enabling the construction of yachts up to 45 meters, the yard’s expansion provides space for winter storage, maintenance and refits.

The custom-built Mulder 94 Voyager has a roomy flybridge of no less than 14m that is partly covered by an aluminum bimini. Besides a dashboard, the flybridge features a grill bar, twin U-shaped settees as well as deck chairs and sun beds outside. There is an option to combine tables to create seating for 18.




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