Dangerously Seductive, Whisper Quiet- The New Zeelander 5

Posted February 18, 2022 in Brokerage & New Build by Ashleigh King

Zeelander’s powerful fleet of high-performance cruisers comprises yachts ranging from 44’ to 72’ in length (13.4 to 21.9m). While these iconic Dutch-crafted sport cruisers have had no issues impressing its devoted clientele, Zeelander has decided to push the envelope by unveiling its newest model, the Zeelander 5. 

At 48.3’ (14.7m) in length, the Zeelander 5 showcases the enigmatic collaboration with designer Cor D Rover, featuring curvier lines and a sportier S-shaped shearline. The yacht is an evolution of the renowned Z44 with contemporary design elements and an expansive, semi-customizable interior. Zeelander’s timeless DNA is all there, with enhanced features and improved performance for a faster, quieter ride. The exterior aft area is the perfect locale for alfresco meals at the C-shapes seating area, while the foredeck welcomes sunbathers to enjoy the expansive sunpad.  

Zeelander 5 at night - top view

Looks aren’t everything, however. The side-boarding doors and drop-down window are features seen on the 55’ that the 44’ did not have. The Z44 was introduced in 2008 and took home the powerboat of the year award in 2019. The Zeelander 5 is the perfect crossover between the two models. The full walkaround cockpit allows access to the iconic swim platform. The Zeelander yard has one of the best reputations for sound and vibration proofing, and the Zeelander 5 is no exception. The triple engine package is projected to reach speeds well over 40 knots, but all you’ll hear is the sound of the wake astern. The Zeelander 5 is considered the most silent vessel in its class. 

Zeelander 5 master cabin Zeelander 5 guest cabin

The Zeelander 5’s semi-customizable interior is a visual feast of finishes and furnishings, complemented by high-quality craftsmanship comparable to that of a superyacht. The smart, chic wheelhouse offers a light and airy atmosphere with 360-degree views. The Zeelander team has gone above and beyond optimizing the use of space below. The yacht’s master cabin aft features a walkaround bed and allocated dressing area. The TV is strategically situated at an angle above the bed, and broad windows allow for unobstructed views and a flow of natural light. The clever ambient lighting concept across the Zeelander 5’s entire interior offers a sophisticated ambiance. Friends and family are always welcome in the guest area forward, with a choice of either a double or two twin-size beds. 

Customization opportunities are one of the many philosophies at Zeelander. Four mood boards have been expertly crafted to offer a range of luxurious styles and finishes to match each owner’s unique personality and style preferences. Every Zeelander client can sit back and relax, knowing their perfect yacht is in great hands from design to delivery. 

Zeelander 5 interior main salon

The pivoting backrests on the two helm chairs allow you to drive in complete comfort with company while underway, then join the rest of the guests at the dining table at anchor. The Zeelander 5 has been consciously created with owner-operators in mind for the option of complete privacy. With options including twin or triple Volvo Penta IPS 500 or 650 pods and Volvo’s Assisted Docking technology, the Zeelander 5 is owner-friendly and never short of power. 

The Zeelander 5 is a unique proposition on the market. She has been conceptualized, designed and built to the highest standards in yachting, all while maintaining Zeelander’s timeless charm and spotless reputation. 

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