Dutch shipyard, Royal Denship has announced its return to yacht building, as it begins the construction of a new 42m motor yacht.
Having been declared bankrupt in 2009, Royal Denship returned in 2015 with a newly formed brand, as part of the Hartman Marine Group.
Due to be delivered in 2017, the keel has been laid for explorer motor yacht, Expedition 137. She will be designed by Dutch studio, Kroes & Poortinga, which specialises in design for yacht and ship building.
Expedition 137 will be built from steel and aluminium, and powered by twin Caterpillar C32 Acert engines. Her expected range is 4000 nm when cruising at 11 knots, and her top speed will reach 14 knots. In terms of accommodation, Expedition 137 will be able to house eight crew members and eight guests, and carry a 7m tender as well as two other personal water craft.
While Expedition 137 does not currently have an owner, the brand is hopeful and able to customise her features, styling and layout to suit the owner’s needs.
Kasper Fritz Bandholm, COO of Royal Denship commented, “The Royal Denship 137 Expedition started following our decision to focus on sea-worthy, go-anywhere, expedition yachts in the future.”
For more information, visit Royal Denship.