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Holterman Shipyard adds flybridge model to X-Treme series

16 October 2023 • Written by Dea Jusufi

Dutch boatbuilder Holterman Shipyard has announced the addition of a flybridge model to its X-Treme series, the X78 Fly. The 23.9-metre model is under construction at the shipyard’s Meppel facilities with delivery scheduled for early 2024.

An evolution of the X-Treme 78 Sport model, the X78 Fly has been designed for warm-weather cruises in “Dutch canals and northern waters”. Her low profile and generous hull are owed to Bernd Weel Design, who has also adapted the X-Treme 78 Sport's superstructure glazing to accommodate the eponymous flybridge.

Accommodation includes a full-beam master cabin amidships, two twin VIP cabins and a guest cabin forward. Floor heating is also incorporated throughout the vessel. Aligned with previous X-Treme models, the X78 Fly's interiors are crafted from "solid wood" and will be combined either with "natural stone" or "composite materials" in the kitchen and bathrooms. Renderings reveal a pared-back art-deco aesthetic, incorporating a cream and champagne colour scheme and LED ceiling panels that resemble a starry sky. 

At the epicentre of the X78 is the flybridge, designed with a pair of fold-down wings that arch out over the walk-around main deck and "emphasise the yacht's beam". It is also an important convivial area, fitted with a wet bar and able to accommodate up to 12 guests. Al fresco drinks can either be enjoyed in the shade, thanks to the model's hardtop, or in the sunshine via an electrically operated, sliding canvas roof.

“One of the features I really love are the chaises longues flanking the helm station," added Bernd Weel. "These are perfect for lounging when your partner is controlling the yacht during a cruise and give a very social connection. The captain doesn’t have to be alone, and still enjoys a free and unobstructed view forward.” To encourage "peaceful contemplation of the ocean", the studio also added a solid bench on the hatch, directly located at the swim platform. 

Technical features include a hydraulically-operated aluminium platform at the stern (capable of lifting a tender of up to 1000kg), Volvo-Penta dynamic positioning and a thermal FLIR camera in the engine room for system monitoring.

"We are delighted to have been commissioned to build the first X-Treme 78 Flybridge,” said Holterman sales and operational manager Julian van Santen. “This achievement fills us with great pride, and by building this inaugural model, we hope to attract a wide audience at boat shows, showcasing the craftsmanship and capabilities of Holterman Shipyard."

The X-Treme 78 Flybridge is capable of a maximum speed in excess of 26 knots.

This follows the delivery of Holterman's first X-Treme 78 Sport model, Miramar, earlier this year.

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