‘Built by Mulder’ Bellagio successfully launched
Published: Thursday, 17 October 2013
The ‘Built by Mulder’ Bellagio was recently successfully launched at Mulder’s new shipyard location. Bellagio is a completely aluminium state-of-the-art yacht of just over 16 metres.
The elegant exterior was designed by Vripack Naval Architects, with Omega Architects responsible for the stylish interior comprising two comfortable cabins, a large bathroom, with dedicated shower and toilet, and a spacious wheelhouse. Two 600-horsepower Cummins engines and a Zeuss POD drive push her to a maximum speed of 35 knots. She comes fully equipped with the latest technologies, including a FLIR night vision camera.
The side windows of the wheelhouse can be lowered and the roof can be tilted for a unique ‘open sailing’ feeling. Bellagio was developed as a day-cruiser or a tender for superyachts. She will be delivered this October and berthed in Singapore. This brings to five the number of Mulder yachts built in 2013. The shipyard had already delivered a Mulder 73 Flybridge, a Mulder Favorite 1500, a Mulder Favorite 1300 Convertible and a Mulder 75 Wheelhouse earlier in the year. Mulder is currently constructing five new Mulder motoryachts, including a Mulder 94 Voyager, a Mulder 98 Flybridge and a Mulder Favorite 1500.
The ‘Built by Mulder’ label invites clients and architects to create a design outside the normal Mulder mould, but emphasizes the superior Mulder quality. One notable ‘Built by Mulder’ success was the 77-foot steel motoryacht Eleonore, which attracted considerable interest at the Amsterdam in-water Boat Show in 2009. She was built to a design by Werner Yacht Design.
Mulder Shipyard was established by Dirk Mulder Sr. in 1938 and soon developed into a major player in the Dutch yacht building industry. There is still a Mulder at the helm of this traditional family business, which attributes its excellent reputation to the classic Super Favorite Cruisers, the later Favorite Superior and the Mulder custom-built motoryachts which are seen in many Dutch and international waters.
Last spring Mulder Shipyard began work at its new yard in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk. Besides enabling the construction of yachts up to 45 meters, this sustainably constructed yard also provides space for maintenance and refits. The old yard in Voorschoten will focus on refits, maintenance, storage and the sale of yachts up to 18 meters.