Breedendam Yachts in the Netherlands has sold the first boat in the wheelhouse version of its MTB fourzero design. The new order follows the critical praise received for this recently introduced 13.37-metre retro classic yacht, which comes complete with the very latest technologies and is designed by Guido de Groot.
Construction is now underway of this new addition to the Breedendam Yachts portfolio in the yard’s facilities in Leeuwarden (NL). Her aluminium hull has a blue colour scheme and the owner has requested various special features on board, including a wide array of diving equipment and a hydraulic bathing ladder and gangway.
The first MTB fourzero Wheelhousewill also be equipped for both warm and cold climates so that it can be used in areas ranging from the Netherlands to the Caribbean. Another special feature of the boat is that it will be possible to allow the yacht to run dry so that the owner can explore the Dutch Wadden Islands and other shallow regions.
Her layout is highly practical with accommodation for four people. She has a fully equipped galley, a dinette that can be converted into a double bed, a large salon area in the wheelhouse, a master cabin, and a large bathroom and shower room. Her interior design will provide a relaxed atmosphere in a contemporary style that matches the timeless lines of the exterior. The choice of materials follows the high quality for which Breedendam Yachts is renowned.
The main wood on board is teak, which is nicely combined with white surfaces to reflect the personal taste of the owner. The teak is lacquered in a way that retains its natural look, with stainless steel details bringing in the accents. The curved windows in the wheelhouse are double glassed and made of real glass. Synthetic leathers and outdoor fabrics are used for the sofa upholstery and Alcantara on the walls of the owner’s cabin.
In addition to being soft and comfortable to the touch, the fabrics are extremely strong, durable and stain-resistant. They offer clear added value to the contemporary interior style with a perfect balance of beauty, tradition and technology.
All technical systems feature the latest technologies. The electrical CAN Bus system makes operating equipment and appliances simple, including on remote with an iPad. The sunroof and the sliding window between the saloon and cockpit are also electrically operated. LED lighting is used throughout, the three televisions are 4k (Ultra HD). The MTB fourzero Wheelhouse is powered by two Volvo IPS600 engines which give her a maximum speed of 35 knots but also allow the helmsman to hold position with a single push on the button.
The new MTB fourzero Wheelhouse is due to be delivered during the 2016 summer sailing season in Europe.