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Holterman’s first X-105 superyacht Lady Fleur makes world debut in Cannes

7 September 2022 • Written by Katia Damborsky

Dutch yard Holterman has debuted its first 33 metre X-105 model Lady Fleur at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

With features including a pool that doubles as a docking bay for an 11 metre tender, the yacht marks an exciting first chapter for the yard’s X-Treme range, which currently comprises two models under development: the X-Treme 78 Fly and X-Treme 78 Sport.

The yacht’s exterior comes from Bernd Weel Design and has been described as “robust” by the shipyard. Naval architecture is by Diana Yacht Design and Netherlands-based studio Trimm Design has created her minimalist interiors.

“The owners have lots of experience with fast boats and wanted to switch to an extremely comfortable and relaxed yacht that would be ideal for three generations of their family,” explained Robbert Holterman.

The yacht's interiors borrow inspiration from the natural world
Credit: Niels Molenkamp

“Their philosophy revolved around three key issues: enhanced safety (hence the high bulwarks), hassle-free enjoyment of time spent on board (hence the emphasis on redundancy throughout) and a radical design that would make the most of the spaces they actually use. The latter demand and its implications for the aft section of the boat led us on a journey that has basically ripped up the rule book for boats this size.”

The yacht’s pared-back interiors complement the yacht’s eye-catching exteriors. Blonde woods, discreet lighting and warm tones feature across the yacht’s social areas, with loose furniture and stone accents inspired by the natural world alongside leather and American walnut.

Credit: Niels Molenkamp

An open-plan layout contains a generous lounge area and separate galley space which adjoins the exterior aft deck.

The guest accommodation comprises four double cabins on the lower deck while the owner’s ensuite cabin sits on the main deck. The crew quarters, which allow for a staff of four, also sit on the lower deck.

On the exterior, the yacht has a dining area on the aft which is adjoined by an integrated swimming pool with a changeable depth. When drained, the deck can be lowered to allow the tender to be stored.

Meanwhile, the garage amidships opens up on either side of the yacht and has plenty of storage for a range of water toys including two Jet Skis and a RIB of up to 3.45 metres. The X-105 is also equipped with bow and stern thrusters, stabilisers and watermakers for increased onboard comfort.

In terms of engineering, CMC Marine worked closely with Holterman to study the owner's comfort requirements which resulted in a 4-fin solution based on the newly launched Waveless STAB series of stabilisers.

These were combined with CMC Marine’s propriety ARGO software solution that integrates the controls of the steering with the stabilisers to further enhance directional stability, reducing the risk of broaching and maintaining higher course directionality. “The X-105 will truly be a compact yacht packed with a wealth of engineering", said Sam Crockford, managing director of CMC Marine UK.

Credit: Guy Fleury

Speaking about Lady Fleur, Holterman's marketing manager Niels Molenkamp said: "[We] love it. It's an incredibly unique yacht with its launch platform and the interior plus it is the largest in the series."

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