First Mulder yacht over 300 GT
Published: Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Mulder Shipyard recently announced that it has signed an agreement to build a 34-metre motoryacht, which will be its largest build to date and its first over 300 gross tonnes.
This order has raised the total number of Mulder yachts currently under construction to seven. Mulder Shipyard already delivered a Mulder 73 Flybridge, a Mulder Favorite 1300 Cabrio and a Mulder 75 Wheelhouse earlier this year.
British design agency Claydon Reeves will be responsible for both interior and exterior design of this 34 metre custom-built, steel-hulled displacement yacht and the naval architecture will be by Dutch Van Oossanen Naval Architects.
The Mulder 34 metre will be built to superyacht standards with RINA LY3 and MCA classification and will have a transatlantic range. She will weigh in at 315 tonnes and include many features normally only associated with far larger yachts, in in terms of both operations and design.
The new Mulder will have a contemporary style with classic detailing. The plumb bow runs aft with a gently stepped shear. The aluminium superstructure blends subtle lines with flush glass, rising gently towards the stern. The 34-metre long and eight-metre wide yacht accommodates eight guests in two VIP staterooms and a further two double cabins that can be converted to twins, all with en-suite facilities. The VIPs offer two distinct environments. One is full beam on the lower deck with large portholes and a view close to the waterline. The other VIP cabin is forward on the main deck with a large window directly above the bed giving a wonderful view of the stars at night. The yacht also accommodates up to seven crew members.
From the main deck aft, full-height opening glass panels enclose the main saloon so you never feel completely separated from the water. On both sides of the dining room are full-height glass windows to maximize the natural light entering this area. To add a further 50 percent of external space to the dining room, the glass windows on the starboard side open onto a balcony which folds down from the bulwark, offering spectacular views while dining.
The agreement for this yacht was developed in close collaboration with International Yacht Register (IYR) in Monaco. IYR broker William Molloy said: “We suggested several northern European yards renowned for their quality for a project of this nature. Mulder Shipyard, with their brand new facility, impressed both us and the client.”
Delivery of the vessel is currently scheduled for the summer of 2015.
Last spring, Mulder Shipyard took over its new yard in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk. Besides enabling the construction of yachts up to 45 meters, this sustainably built yard also provides space for winter storage, maintenance and refits. The former yard in Voorschoten will be focused on refits, maintenance, storage and the sale of yachtsof up to 18 meters.