New yard and new order
Dutch builder Mulder Shipyard recently announced a new order for its newly designed Mulder 73 Flybridge for an Australian client. Guido de Groot, who has designed many of Mulder’s charming Dutch-inspired yachts, and Ginton Naval Architects collaborated on the 73' (22.3m) project, which will feature a 20' beam and enough interior space for three ensuite staterooms as well as accommodations for three crewmembers. Two Caterpillar 1,150-hp C18 engines will give the yacht a maximum speed of 22 knots, with a range of 3,200 nm at 9 knots. The project is scheduled for a mid-2012 delivery.
Expansion has been in the air at the Mulder shipyard for some time now, but its location near Amsterdam (bordered as it is by a residential area and a charming canal) would not allow it. After several months of planning, Mulder is officially moving forward with a new facility six miles away in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk. The new yard will encompass 75,347 square feet and focus on the maintenance, refit and new construction of yachts between 59' and 131'. It should be up and running in 2012, with the first new vessel launching in 2013. Mulder’s existing yard in Voorschoten will remain open and focus on smaller yachts.
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