An amazing beach club and helipad inspired the new Mulder 115 yacht concept
by Risa Merl
Mulder Design’s new concept is an elegant and modern 115 metre yacht inspired by two of the top design features found on the world’s largest superyachts.
The first is a helicopter landing pad and hangar, with the superyacht’s helipad set on the forward deck and a dedicated helicopter garage found below. Meanwhile, the aft section will host a gigantic superyacht beach club. The beach club will measure 18 metres by eight metres, and be lit from above by with daylight filtering in through the glass bottom pool.
According to the Dutch design and naval architecture house, the powerful exterior lines were determined, “in order to ensure an ideal overall relationship between these two crucial areas.” Both of these features shaped the exterior profile of the yacht, which has a forward-leaning, pyramid-like profile.
Mulder has also seen a trend in recent years to more energy efficient yachts, and its High Speed Cruising Hull design would be offered on the Mulder 115 metre concept as well. This hull design combines traditional displacement hull advantages, but takes away the speed limitations, allowing for a long-range speeds at 10 knots and top speeds of up to 26 knots. What’s notable is the weight restriction seen in semi-displacement yachts is not an issue, allowing the yacht to be built in steel.
The low-resistance High Speed Cruising Hull has been extensively tank tested, and it’s being utilised on three large Mulder motor yachts currently in build. The Mulder 115 could benefit from this hull design, and hybrid power options are also available.
Mulder Design currently has three yachts more than 60 metres LOA in build, including a 68 metre at Sunrise Yachts in Turkey, a 67.5 metre project called Spectre at Benetti, and a 61 metre project, with more details to be revealed soon.