11 Nov 2010
M/Y Latitude from emerging yard Dutch Yacht Builders
We are pleased to report on the completion of the 43.5m superyacht Latitude, built by Dutch Yacht Builders to a design by Cor D. Rover. She was launched in 2009 and delivered to her owner earlier this year. Owner's representative Bruno Bouckaert from Innomare said of the build: "She sports a round-bilge semi-displacement hull designed by Van Oossanen & Associates. This allows for the combination of very economic sailing at displacement speeds between 10 and 15 knots, while her twin MTU 16V2000 M93 engines still have the juice (1790 kW each) to push the boat to 20.7 knots. There is no hump speed - the boat is equally at ease at all speeds in the range." A lot of attention has been paid to guest comfort. The noise level recorded in the master cabin at 18 knots is only 55 dB(A). Her Naiad fin stabilizers do an excellent job reducing the roll, both underway and at anchor.
Bouckaert commented, "Dutch Yacht Builders
has produced excellent quality for a reasonable price.... Latitude was their first superyacht built under class and MCA, considerable involvement
from our side was needed, but the cooperation went very well, and the yard is
rightfully proud of the end result." The Dutch Yacht Builders yard was recently
taken over by one of their clients and is now called Acico Yachts.
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