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New VanDutch 55 lands in Australia.

Australia will soon be home to its first VanDutch 55’ avante garde yacht when a new model called Skyfall docks in Sydney Harbour in early October.

The importer of these finely crafted luxury craft offers the following description: "Considered the epitome of avant-garde yacht design and craftsmanship, the VanDutch 55’ has pure lines reminiscent of the VanDutch 40’, a masterstroke of Frank Mulder design. However the 55’ has grown to enable numerous more possibilities for playing host. The VanDutch 55’ has taken the grand art of yacht-making to new heights, equipped with a sleek hull (available in a range of colours), 900 horsepower twin Volvo powerplant, designer finishes, kitchenette and a bathroom area."

Other features include an extensive sunpad (or "sunbathing area" in this case); a retractable dining zone that is protected by an expansive windshield; and a newly added electric bimini. Importer Dick van Damme says the VanDutch 55’ has answered the challenge to take another step forward in luxury boating design and speed.

"This is the first time you will see a boat on the water in the Southern Hemisphere so sleek, sexy and magnificent," he said.

"I’ve been asked a number of times, what makes this boat so special? The hull design allows the boat to cut through any water, enabling a fast smooth ride on a luxury vessel, all the while showcasing contemporary design at its best.

"The VanDutch 40’ is a great day boat with the option to sleep one couple whereas the VanDutch 55’ has more of everything. The outdoor deck is larger and can accommodate up to 20 people comfortably and the cabin is fully equipped with state of the art technology and can sleep up to three couples or four to six people. The 55’ is a larger, heavier boat but is still able to maintain the speed of up to 40 knots," he said.

The VanDutch 55’ also comes fully optioned with an extensive selection of colours for the hull, decking and exterior.

Power comes from two 900hp Volvos in V-drive configuration.

The Van Dutch 55’ arrives during Sydney Harbour Week, starting on October 7 this year. Retail cost for a VanDutch 55 is $1,490,000 (excl. GST); delivery time is said to be 12 to 24 weeks.

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Length: 16.49m / 54 ft
Width: 4.50m / 14.76 ft
Draught: 1.10m / 3.60 ft
Power: 2 x 900hp Volvos capable of 38-45kts
Fuel: 2500lt

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