Zeelander 5: most popular Zeelander Yachts model’s rebirth

The Dutch shipyard has just revealed the first full photoshoot of its luxurious 48-foot Zeelander 5 cruiser
June 25 2024 • by Olga Selezneva 3 minutes to read
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Zeelander 5

Zeelander Yachts is a boutique shipyard from the Netherlands, specializing in sports cruisers up to 79 ft long with a highest level of customization

The 14.7-metre Zeelander 5 is the evolution of the legendary Z44 model, which began the Zeelander story back in the 2000s. Her arrival completes the updating process of the brand’s “design language”. In addition to immaculate exterior lines, the Zeelander 5 features most exquisite interiors. 

Zeelander 5
Zeelander 5

The Zeelander 5 was designed for comfortable living both indoors and outdoors, so the yacht is suitable for all kinds of water areas – from the Mediterranean to Norwegian fjords. 

Zeelander 5
Zeelander 5

A deep cockpit with sofas and a high-low table provides shelter from the sun and wind if necessary. In fine weather the door and window to the saloon can be opened for smooth transition from the helm to the cockpit. 

Aft cockpit
Aft cockpit

Another, more open al fresco lounge is on the foredeck. It is an ideal spot for sunbathing or just admiring the views in comfort.

The transom folds down to offer a large bathing platform
The transom folds down to offer a large bathing platform

The transom with its complex curves is not just the key element of the design. It can fold down to offer a spacious bathing platform, large enough for comfortable sunbeds or a table and chairs. The platform is also convenient for doing water sports, as there is a hidden hydraulic element providing steps down into the water.

Deck saloon
Deck saloon

Another Zeelander 5’s nice feature is a well-appointed galley, featuring an unusually shaped galley. A fridge, a basin, a wine cooler and an induction hob are installed in the curved counter that runs along the starboard side of the saloon.

Helm station
Helm station

The saloon offers a great panoramic view: Zeelander’s design team has found a way to do without window mullions. Smoothly curving stairs lead to two exquisite ensuite cabins below deck. The owner’s cabin is located amidships and boasts lots of natural light, streaming in through the hull lights. The second cabin is located forward. 

Master cabin
Master cabin

Althought first of all the Zeelander 5 is a beautiful boat, she is no disappointment in terms of speed, maneuverability and seakeeping either. There are options of two or three Volvo Penta IPS 650 drives of 480 hp, which deliver a top speed of up to 40 knots and an opportunity to handle her with a joystick at low speeds and when maneuvering. Besides, the yacht features a really low level of noise: even at full speed one can talk comfortably anywhere on board. At a cruising speed the Zeelander’s range is 450 nautical miles. 

Zeelander 5
Zeelander 5
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