Z55, all-around luxury for the lobster of the future | PHOTOS


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Powerboats Zeelander 55

While waiting for the shipyard to unveil the 72-footer in 2019 we go on a discovery of Zeelander‘s Z55, the lobster of the future. This 17-meter sport cruiser is currently the Dutch shipyard’s flagship and sums up in its lines everything Zeelander stands for. The features of the Z55 are unmistakable, a true manifesto of the Zeelander philosophy that makes its strengths an all-around luxury idea that does not lack performance and the ability to entertain.

Z55, the classic motor boat that looks to the future

The style of Z55 rediscovers according to modern taste the elegance of classic lobster style. Let’s try to delve into the hull structure: fiberglass and vinylester by infusion applied to a hull designed in a V shape, very deep. The result? Excellent performance in terms of speed and holding even in rough sea conditions. Due to the shape of the hull and its design this boat feels very smooth and soft on the rudder. For its size, this motor boat turns out to be very wide and spacious, with a very interesting layout.

The main deck is dedicated to life on board with aft cockpit, a bar, galley and wheelhouse all on the same level. An open space without are passages or boundaries that finds meaning not only in stylistic design choices, but also in safety. A 360 panoramic view from the wheelhouse helps keep a high level of control over the situation. The salon has an indoor dining room right behind the driver’s seat and an adjacent kitchen that is equipped with a stove, microwave oven, sink, cooktop, and plenty of storage space. To get to the aft cockpit you go through large glass doors. Below deck are three cabins with the master suite separated from the engine room by a garage: this ensures complete soundproofing of the master suite.

Power boat, the motorization of the Z55

This motor boat is equipped with a pair of Volvo Penta IPS 1050s. Dual propulsion ensures two things: maneuverability and power. In combination with the hull shape mentioned earlier this boat has a range of several hundred miles (about 400). Do you need more power? No problem, with the optional IPS 1200 motorization launching the Z55 up to 40 knots. The Z55 is equipped with a joystick for maneuvering, dynamic positioning, automatic trim, cruise control and stabilizer.

All-around luxury: that’s what it means

Elegance and attention to detail cannot disregard the interior in a luxury boat. There are a large number of solutions for this hull, depending on the style the owner wants to give the boat and with which he feels most in line: a more modern air or a traditional style with mahogany wood or bleached oak? Finishes are taken care of down to the smallest detail, and the range is very wide: fine veneers, leathers, and fabrics are made available, not to mention that the future owner can “bring in from home” their own trusted interior designer who knows their tastes.





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