Founded in Holland in 2008, VanDutch Yachts is at the forefront of contemporary yacht design, offering high-performance, avant-garde motorboats from a peppy 32-footer to an imposing 75-foot craft. Acquired by Italian firm Cantiere del Pardo in 2020, VanDutch now stands at the crosscurrent of Dutch and Italian boatbuilding traditions, placing a dual emphasis on craftsmanship and style while developing innovative designs and unmistakable hull lines unique to the brand itself.
Whether you are after your first dayboat or seeking a stunning tender for your superyacht, you are sure to find what you’re looking for among the VanDutch fleet. Style-conscious owners will delight at VanDutch’s fashionable pedigree: not only does VanDutch count celebrities such as David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo among its loyal customers, it has also collaborated with fashion house Dior, luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot, and the British motor racing team McLaren.
The brand has earned its iconic status by producing boats that are as intelligent and seaworthy as they are fashion-forward. While onlookers in the marina are sure to stop and stare at the unusual beauty of a VanDutch boat, its innovative construction ensures that slamming and stinging seaspray fade into memories of boats past. Each hull and deck is crafted using composite sandwich construction and vacuum injected, which is another way of saying the boats are sturdy and lightweight, ready for tricky maneuvering, rough conditions, and acceleration.
Recognizable across every VanDutch model is the luxe cockpit lounge, perfect for relaxing on the Cote d’Azur or partying off the shores of Miami. Guests lucky enough to step aboard one of these boats will be reminded of a cool Manhattan penthouse, with its sumptuous furnishings and impeccably stylish details. While the size of this space varies from model to model, what remains consistent is the space-maximizing ethos that prioritizes entertainment and socialization. A typical VanDutch features a large sunpad that meets the backrest of the transom sofa in the cockpit, joined by further seating to port and starboard to create a lively space for cocktails and conversation. But no two VanDutch boats are alike. Each model is made bespoke to the customer’s preferences, from the exterior gelcoat to the upholstery within.
Committed to the highest performance, VanDutch has partnered with Volvo to power its vessels with a range of robust, reliable engines; many of the boats enjoy the inimitable Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit system, which features Garmin navigation equipment.
The VanDutch 32 is a graceful entry-level model that debuted in 2020. This striking model is modern and minimalist, with a classic spark detectable between its sharp, elegant lines. Designed by iconic naval stylish Frank Mulder, this 32-footer is a sleek, futuristic dayboat ideal for beginners and seasoned thrillseekers alike. An extended swim platform allows for quick boarding and offers extra space for seabathers and divers, while an aft-facing sunpad invites owners and guests to soak up the sun’s rays and connect with the elements. A plush cockpit lounge with a wet bar encourages guests to interact with the captain behind the smooth, protective windscreen and high-tech Garmin electronics. Below deck are amenities that will extend your time out on the water: a small cabin with seating that feels light and airy thanks to an overhead hatch, and a separate day head. A range of engine options are available for this model, but standard power is provided by a single Volvo V8 engine.
Released in 2020, the Van Dutch 48 is a 47-foot dayboat with a sharp monolithic profile and streamlined design. A hydraulic swim platform is perfect for divers and swimmers, while an aft sunpad connects seamlessly to the cockpit sofa, which sits on a teak-effect sole that evokes the golden age of boating. Cupholders populate the bespoke coffee table, inviting convivial evenings of cocktails thanks to a starboard wet bar with an optional icemaker. A twin sofa to port provides further seating for guests, who can observe the captain at work behind the Volvo Glass cockpit system and its 16-inch Garmin touchscreens and other sundry bells and whistles. A Fusion speaker system allows owners to provide a suitable soundtrack for any adventure.
Below deck, you’ll find a surprisingly spacious cabin with two contemporary configurations: a cinema room with an aft television and a forward V-shaped sofa, or a sleeping cabin where the sofa is replaced by a queen-sized bed and the cinema room is swapped for a twin cabin. Each option enjoys an open galley with high-spec appliances and skylights, as well as a spa-like day head with a sink, stylish mirrored cabinets, and a glass-enclosed shower with relaxed bench seating.
The VanDutch 48 is equipped with two standard 625hp Volvo Penta D11 engines which reach top speed of 36 knots and a 32-knot cruising speed.
The winner of Best Design at the 2013 Cannes World Yacht Trophies, the VanDutch 55 was one of the brand’s most popular models. At 55 feet, this boat occupies that Goldilocks zone between luxury superyacht tender and standalone long weekend cruiser. This Frank Mulder-designed beauty was produced until 2017, and features lush amenities such as a full-beam bathing platform, triple-width rear sunpad, and an Esthec lined cockpit with space for plenty of guests across two L-shaped sofas. Captains will delight at the flat dashboard, with its pair of Simrad touchscreens, throttles, electric steering wheel, and bow and stern thrusters. Whoever is lucky enough to sit behind the wheel has dominion over the integrated stereo system, which is sure to get the party started. The lower deck is no less impressive, kitted out with an open galley, plush sofa, a semi-open queen cabin, a twin room to aft, and a fully enclosed, private head with shower. A 660-gallon fuel capacity and a pair of 900hp Volvo diesel V-drives ensures superb performance aboard this vessel, outclassing other boats of this size.
SI Yachts can assist you in finding the perfect VanDutch Yacht on the brokerage market today and advice you on its history, condition, and offer a price evaluation. Vanquish Yachts are a similar style and are also found quite regularly on the MLS. Additionally, SI Yachts is also a dealer for Pardo Yachts, which offer a similar walk-around, luxury day boat style.