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Miramar: Holterman delivers first 24m X-Treme 78 Sport

24 February 2023 • Written by Katia Damborsky

Dutch shipyard Holterman has delivered its first 23.-9-metre X-Treme 78 Sport model Miramar. The new model marks a new iteration of yard's X-Treme line, which has been designed by Bernd Weel and shares the same DNA as the 32.6-metre Lady Fleur, which scooped two awards at the BOAT Design & Innovation Awards last month. 

The design concept for the 78 Sports was centred around speed and space. To meet this brief, Miramar has been constructed in lightweight aluminium with a planing hull design. A deep-V double chine hull and a twin Volvo-Penta IPS propulsion package allow her to reach top speeds in excess of 30 knots. 

The yacht's layout is unconventional for a sports yacht, and this frees up more space for the design team to work with. Miramar displaces a total of four 54 tonnes and offers accommodation for eight guests in four cabins.

The main deck has been designed as the hub of family living on board, with a lounge area, dining space and a galley. The owner's enjoy cooking and entertaining, and the open-plan layout allows guests to relax and socialise together without being separated by a bulkhead.  

Natural light is provided through large windows running the entire length of the yacht and head heights of 2.4 metres on the main deck maintain a light and airy feeling.

Kitty van der Kamp Design has helmed the interior design of Miramar. Holterman's in-house carpenters have supplied a mix of dark oak and lighter walnut elements, which work together with translucent light panels and bronze accents. 

Van der Kamp said the wide 6.2-metre beam of Miramar helped the design come to life. "The height of the forward suites is impressive too," she added, and the yacht is "entirely based on the style preferences of the owners and how they live aboard."

Miramar is also home to a foredeck lounging area complete with a U-shaped sofa and a wide sunbed. The bow is designed to ensure privacy while in port, and there is a second helm station here which allows for maximum flexibility when manoeuvring. 

Bernd Weel said: "The level of finish at Holterman is phenomenal and each yacht features a wide range of amenities that make life onboard a real treat. This meticulous attention to comfort and detail also extends to the interiors and the X-Treme ethos is truly impressive in every respect.”

Alongside Miramar, Holterman has also delivered its first X-Treme 54, Ferox. “Each project required a very different approach as one owner likes wood and the other does not," continued Van der Kamp. "The results speak for themselves.”

Holterman currently has a second X-Treme 54 is currently in build, while the first X-Treme 60 is under development. 

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