The Exailor helps you across
LEMMER ~ The Exailor 45 will be a soft-top power boat for sailboat enthusiasts who no longer enjoy reeling in an acre of genoa or cranking up the main they way they used to. In other words: for sailors ready to shift to more relaxing times on a motor yacht. The very classically lined, 14m Exailor (you got it! Ex Sailor) now under construction is designed to make that scary transfer to power boating a smooth one, says Rob Dommeholt, the man behind the new craft.
His Exailor-45 features a large open cockpit, like a sailboat. But this time one that can accommodate 10 to 12 people. Its hybrid propulsion system makes for quiet boating, just like in a sailboat. The craft will also have a teak deck and swimming platform.
Life down below is not shabby: the cabin comprises generous sleeping quarters for the owner, a 2-person guest cabin, a separate shower and a roomy galley with an oven, a microwave oven, a 4-burner electric cooking plate, 2 fridges and a washing machine. The classical look of the Exailor is particularly evident in the broad and graceful fan bow that will give the craft upward lift when the sea acts up.
Dommelholt will market the Exailor as a custom-built craft to enable ex-sailors to include some of the features of sailing that lured them to the water way back when.
www.exailor.nl / www.dutchyachtbuilding.com