VanDutch Launches 75-Foot Flagship and New Electric Boat

  • Michael Verdon

Since launching its first model, the VanDutch 30, in 2008, VanDutch has filled out its profile to include a 40-foot model (in both standard and walk-around versions) and a 55-footer. Earlier this year, the Netherlands shipbuilder launched its flagship VanDutch 75 and the company recently announced the new VanDutch 40 E—an electric-powered boat inspired by the Formula E racing tournament.

The electric VanDutch 40 will use advanced technology developed for Formula E, the world’s first fully electric car-racing series, which started last year. VanDutch partnered with Aguri Racing to develop the VanDutch E, whose technology will cut emissions to zero and offer race-worthy performance.

The VanDutch 75 is an entirely different design for the company, which now builds some of it yachts in the United States. The new boat has the same simple, elegant lines as its siblings, but the hull has been stretched and the beam widened to 19 feet. The wide-open design means the owners can bring 40 guests on board. The cockpit has two facing U-shaped lounges (both with tables), a broad swim platform at the transom, and lounges that allow five or six passengers to sit comfortably in the helm area. The sweeping windshield offers protection from wind and waves, and sun worshippers will love the three-person bed at the stern.

The bright, spacious interior is a continuation of the wide-open theme, with a large white saloon and galley, two aft staterooms, and a large, forward master stateroom, all en suite. Like the topsides, the interior is simple, employing straight lines and maximum space. VanDutch expects its latest masterpiece, like its siblings, to be a demon on the water. Twin 1,800 hp Volvo diesels give the VanDutch 75 a top speed of 40 knots. (vandutch.com)

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