Published: Friday, 16 August 2013
Mike Fulton

Mulder Shipyard recently received two new orders from clients from Germany and the Netherlands. The yard signed contracts for a new Mulder Favorite 1500 and a “Built by Mulder” 48’ Saloonboat’. These order now put the number of Mulder yachts currenty under construction at six.

Mulder Shipyard delivered a Mulder 73 Flybridge, a Mulder Favorite 1300 Convertible and a Mulder 75 Wheelhouse earlier this year.

Two New Orders For Mulder Shipyard

This new Favorite 1500 will be the fourth Favorite 1500 to be built following the reintroduction of the Favorite series. A Favorite 1300 Cabrio and a Favorite 1400 IPS were also recently delivered in the successful Favorite series.

The classically lined Favorite 1500 was developed in close cooperation with Guido de Groot Design and Vripack Naval Architects. Characteristic features of this modern classic include the almost straight bow and the sloping transom stern. Built completely of aluminium, she has a beautiful round-bilged hull and can reach 25 knots thanks to twin Volvo Penta D6 engines, each developing 435 horsepower.

She has very distinctive and recognizable retro lines, and a very functional layout with spacious cabins, a light saloon and a large open cockpit. The 1500 offers the highest levels of luxury and comfort. A sliding glass door and an electrically operated sliding window give access to the spacious aft deck where three comfortable couches and a folding table provide for memorable moments with family and friends. This all-rounder serves as the perfect day-cruiser, but can also be used for longer voyages.

This latest Mulder Favorite 1500 will be constructed at the company’s new yard in Zoeterwoude and delivery is expected to be in May 2014. She will be berthed in northern Germany.

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The “Built by Mulder‟ label invites clients and architects to create a design outside of the normal Mulder mould, but emphasizes the superior Mulder quality. A noteable “Built by Mulder‟ success was the 77-foot steel motoryacht Eleonore, which attracted great interest at the Amsterdam in-water Boat Show in 2009. She was designed by Werner Yacht Design, which has also designed the 48” Saloonboat. This 14,42-metre vessel will be built of steel.

The 48-foot boat will be specially equipped with floor heating and have a beautiful classic interior made from Sipo mahogany. Three large sliding windows on each side of the saloon will create a tremendous feeling of space.

The Mulder Shipyard was established by Dirk Mulder Sr. in 1938 and soon developed into a major player in the Dutch yacht-building sector. The Mulder brand has since become synonymous with quality and superior finish.

This spring Mulder opened its new yard in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk. In addition to enabling construction of yachts up to 45 metres, the sustainably-constructed yard also provides space for winter storage, maintenance and refits. The former yard in Voorschoten will focus on refits, maintenance, storage and the sale of yachts up to 18 metres.