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Holterman reveals new 29m X-95 yacht model in collaboration with Bernd Weel Design

18 June 2024 • Written by Holly Margerrison

Dutch semi-custom yacht builder Holterman has revealed a new, 29-metre addition to its X-Treme Yachts range, known as the X-95. The model will bridge the gap between the semi-custom sub-24-metre Xtremes and the X-105.

The yacht carries the same DNA as the rest of the Xtreme line, including the 33-metre X-105 Lady Fleur and the X-54, X-65 and X-78 Sport and Fly. With an exterior by Bernard Weel Design, the X-95 has the sculptural lines of the X-105 which have been shared across the range. 

The designer explained the model is "about shadow and light, and how the surfaces reflect the light" and is informed by client feedback they have gathered from the Xtreme series over the years.

Read More/Q&A with Lady Fleur designer Bernd Weel

While the X-95 won’t feature the aft-deck tender stowage-cum-pool design of the X-105, it will have its own benchmark feature.

Designer and founder Bernd Weel of the eponymous studio said: “We have something that’s really clever in that aft area. We’re going to be able to store a six-metre tender in an enclosed garage, and that’s really cool – there’s some clever things happening there.”

Further highlights include an owner’s suite forward on the main deck that will lead out to a private owner terrace on the bow. The raised pilothouse design can be accessed via steps from the saloon – which will offer an abundance of space as it will be a full-beam saloon with large glass panels on each side.

Weel said. “One of the main focuses right from the start was to create a lot of exterior space for outdoor living, but at the same time maximising interior space for a full five-cabin layout – we also really wanted to design the yacht to be optimised for potential charter, so the integration of captain and crew has been paramount in the design.”

Meanwhile, an expansive sundeck can be outfitted to include a spa pool. Guest accommodation on the lower deck will comprise four spacious ensuite cabins.

The yacht will be built to Class rather than the recreational CE mark and is designed for cruising the Mediterranean and beyond. Range is predicted to be around 1,800 nautical miles at a mid-cruise of around 15 knots.

Holterman's CEO Robbert Holterman said: “We have a shipyard with a lot of experience, and we have a designer we have a lot of experience with, and together we wanted to create the perfect 29-metre, all-aluminium yacht for cruising and for charter.

He continued: "The X-95 is the big sister to the X-78 and the little sister to the X-105, but it needs to have it all, so we have included all the features of a superyacht in a 29-metre, fast displacement aluminium design. It really is the culmination of everything we have done and everything we have learnt over six decades of building exceptional yachts.”

Weel added: “[Holterman are] also very practical. So if I come up with a design element, they will tell me straightaway if it’s not going to work or if we need to do it a different way. We are always very quick in taking steps forward, and it gives me so much confidence that the X-95 will not only be a superbly considered holistic design but will also translate into a superbly built and finished yacht.”

BOAT stepped on board Lady Fleur, a yacht that combines monohull and catamaran characteristics.

Read More/Lady Fleur: The half-catamaran, half-monohull debut from X-Treme Yachts

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