Zeelander’s new 48-foot motor yacht is expected to hit the water in mid-2022. Like her big sister the Z72, the Zeelander 5 is even more voluptuous than her predecessors. Zeelander’s DNA is all there, but with curvier lines and a sportier S-shaped shearline.
“At Zeelander, we want to inspire people to be extraordinary,” said founder Sietse Koopmans. “The Zeelander 5 is an embodiment of that philosophy. A sophisticated yacht that stands out and can be personalized to its owner’s taste. The exterior is a continuation of the lines of the successful Z72 and the interior design is truly exceptional for a yacht of this size.”
The Zeelander 5 also has improved functionality. Side-boarding doors and a passarelle allow easy entry. A full walkaround cockpit gives access to the iconic Zeelander swim platform. And most importantly, the Zeelander 5 can be opened up for the summer months with a sunroof and retractable sliding window aft or sealed off for cool winter cruises.
The standard layout offers a master cabin aft with a walk-around bed and a dedicated dressing area. Smart features include a TV mounted at an angle over the bed, broad windows for views of the anchorage from your pillow and a beautiful leather-clad dressing table. The sophisticated ambient lighting concept runs to an illuminated sill under each door. Guests will enjoy a luxurious V-shaped twin forward, with a TV and a hatch overhead. The separate shower and toilet also offer an exceptional standard of finish.
The coach roof encloses the boat’s main living areas in a cocoon of high-end comfort with 360-degree views. There’s an electric sunroof here and an elegant galley. Plump, hand-stitched leather seating allows seven to dine in total luxury.
Flick the backrests over to create twin pilot seats for effortless control of the yacht’s systems. Options include twin or triple Volvo Penta IPS 500 or 650 pods, for a maximum of 1,440hp. It makes for a blistering ride, certainly, but Volvo’s Assisted Docking technology also makes light of close-quarters maneuvering. The new boat is broader in the beam, which offers many benefits. There is greater volume below, naturally, but also better hydrodynamics and cruising characteristics. Running at full throttle, the boat makes an easy 45 knots, but all you’ll hear is sound of the wake astern. Riding at anchor, the generator and aircon produce just 46dB – literally whisper quiet.