Mulder Shipyard starts outfitting 94 Voyager
Published: Thursday, 26 September 2013
The 94 Voyager’s hull has just arrived at the Mulder Shipyard in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk. The outfitting of this 28.65-metre long by 6.90-metre wide yacht will begin soon. She has a classic modern style and is built completely of aluminum.
Frank Laupman of Omega Architects designed the 94 Voyager in a classic contemporary style with lots of space and a very impressive main saloon and master stateroom. Vripack Naval Architects did the naval architecture of the yacht, built to RINA classification. This will ensure perfect seagoing performance, stability, safety and comfort.
The Mulder 94 Voyager was designed to combine two modern trends; sharp shapes with deliberate minimalism and emphasis on flowing lines, thereby creating a yacht that is both stark and elegant. Care was also taken to providing maximum comfort and security even during long voyages. Well-organized planning has given rise to an unusually spacious interior, of a size more commonly found on much larger boats. This is due, in part, to the yacht's impressive beam and non-standard ceiling height of 2.20 meters.
Special attention was paid to designing the living and social areas onboard the Mulder 94 Voyager. The interior will comprise a bright, spacious saloon with an area exceeding 40 square meters, adjacent to a dining room with seating for eight people. The separate galley, located on the port side, will contain three large fridges designed for long-distance cruising. The yacht's accommodations will comprise a generous master stateroom of over 24 square meters, including a large bathroom and a walk-in closet. There will also be a luxurious VIP suite and two guest cabins, each featuring a private bathroom.
The main deck will include a day head. At 14 metres long, the yacht's flybridge will be roomy and luxurious and partly covered with an aluminium bimini. Besides a complete dashboard the flybridge also features a royal grill bar adjacent to twin comfy U-shaped settees, as well as cozy deck chairs and sun beds outside. There will be an option to combine tables so as to create a seating area for up to eighteen persons. The swimming platform will connect to the crew accommodation, which has room for four. The engine room will also be accessible from the crew area.
The yacht will have two Caterpillar C18 engines, each delivering 1,150 horsepower offering a maximum speed of around 20 knots, a cruising speed of 15 knots and a range of 3,600 nautical miles at 10 knots. With a three-ton freshwater tank and a water maker with a capacity of 166 liters per hour, this will easily allow the Mulder 94 Voyager the self-sufficiency required to cross the Atlantic. Leading Dutch company Silent Line will implement special noise insulation. The special keel construction will mean that the yacht can moor without the guests or neighbours even noticing.
The Mulder 94 Voyager will be constructed at the new yard in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk with delivery expected in May 2014. She will then be berthed in the south of France.