THE NETHERLANDS, Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk. Mulder Shipyard has announced the signing of a new 34m motoryacht due for delivery in the summer of 2015. The new project will be the largest to come from the Dutch yard and the biggest project for design studio Claydon Reeves.
“This is our first major signing and our first exterior signing, so we are really pleased,” says James Claydon, partner at Claydon Reeves. “We’ve enjoyed working with Mulder and it is obviously an exciting project for them, as they will be using their new facility to build their biggest yacht to date.”
The project will be the first yacht over 300gt for the shipyard, which will build the vessel at its new yard in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk. The new facility enables Mulder to build yachts up to 45m, along with performing maintenance and refits, leaving the former yard in Voorschoten for refits, maintenance, storage and the sale of yachts up to 18m.
The agreement between the owner and the shipyard was developed in close collaboration with IYR in Monaco. “We suggested suitable northern European yards renowned for their quality for a project of this nature,” explained IYR broker William Molloy. “Mulder Shipyard, with their brand new facility, impressed both us and our clients.”
Once complete, the 34m will be able to accommodate a total of eight guests across two VIP master en suites and two double en suites that can be converted into twin rooms when required. The first master suite is located forward on the main deck and features a glass ceiling, allowing the owner the opportunity to stargaze, while filling the space with natural light during the day. The second full beam master suite is located on the lower deck and benefits from large portholes. This arrangement makes the vessel extremely charter friendly for families or friends wishing to cruise on board her.
“Should the owner wish to charter the yacht, the layout chosen would make her appealing to the market,” continues Claydon. “We’ve had fun creating interesting outside spaces to enhance the on board experience. For instance, we’ve tried to include a beach club even though they are less common on a boat this size because you don’t have the headroom in the lazarette. To combat this we’ve created full width steps aft, which have been sculptured and provide plenty of room on the inside for a lazarette.”
Claydon goes on to explain that one of the requests by the owner was for the inclusion of a decent sized bathing platform aft and for a well-planned sundeck. The split-level sundeck includes a Jacuzzi and sunbathing area aft and a seating area forward, which can be accessed via a stairwell on the starboard side. “By having the steps here really helped our layout because you can access the sundeck without interrupting the Jacuzzi area aft or the fully covered dining area a step up forward,” says Claydon.
Outside the dining room area on the main deck, the team has included a fold down balcony, which extends the external space in front of this area by 50 per cent. This combined with full height glass ensures plenty of light is able to penetrate the interior, which is cased within a contemporary yet classically detailed exterior.
With naval architecture provided by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, the 34m displacement yacht will be built according to RINA LY3, MCA classification. It also raises the total number of Mulder yachts under construction to seven, having already delivered a Mulder 73 Flybridge, a Mulder Favorite 1300 Cabrio and a Mulder 75 Wheelhouse earlier this year.