Mulder signs new build order for 34m superyacht – it's largest yacht yet
by Risa Merl
Mulder Shipyard has signed an order for a new 34m custom superyacht that will be the Dutch builder's largest yacht yet.
'At thirty-four metres, it's our biggest ever and it's our first time building over three-hundred gross tons,' says Nick Mulder, Mulder Shipyard's sales manager. 'It will, of course, be built to the highest standards and be a really special boat.' The new flagship yacht places Mulder firmly in the realm of superyacht building territory. This new order brings the total number of yachts the yard has under construction to seven; its 94 Voyager is currently underway.
Nick Mulder reports that the owner is a new customer to Mulder Shipyard, introduced to the yacht builder by International Yacht Register (IYR) in Monaco. The subsequent deal for the new 34m was developed closely between Mulder and IYR Monaco. IYR broker William Molloy says, 'We suggested suitable northern European yards renowned for their quality for a project of this nature. Mulder Shipyard, with their brand new facility, impressed both us and our clients.'
UK-based designer Claydon Reeves will be responsible for both the interior and exterior design of the 34m. Dutch company Van Oossanen Naval Architects is responsible for the naval architecture of the steel-and-aluminium displacement yacht. The 34m Mulder will have a gross tonnage of 315GT and will be built to RINA, LY3 and MCA classification and boast a transatlantic range.
Claydon Reeves has given the 34m a contemporary exterior style with classic detailing. She features a plumb bow running aft with a gently stepped shear. Her eight-metre beam allows for comfortable and spacious interior accommodations. The interior benefits from full-height windows in the main saloon, and glass windows open on the starboard side of the dining room leading out to a fold-down balcony.
She will accommodate eight guests in two VIP staterooms and two double staterooms that can convert to twins – all with en suite bathrooms. The first VIP stateroom is full beam on the lower deck – boasting large windows forging a connection with the sea – while the second is on the main deck with a window above the bed for stargazing. Seven crew members are also accommodated.
The Mulder 34m motor yacht is scheduled to be delivered by the summer of 2015.