DutchCatTwelve could float as a second home
DutchCatTwelve is a new yacht design from the Netherlands which according to its makers can also double as a second home. The customizable boat comes with two or three cabins, accommodating four to six guests, one or two fully equipped bathrooms, a four meter (13 ft) wide lounge deck and a bespoke kitchen. With plans to be ready for launch by June this year, the yacht will also be available in a range of power-train options.
The DutchCatTwelve is 12.55 m (41ft) in length and 4.9 m (16ft) wide, and boasts a 2.2 m (7.2 ft) ceiling height in the lounge and bathrooms and 2.1 m (6.9 ft) in the cabins, making it feel more like a home rather than a yacht. This is also coupled with flat flooring throughout the deck and lounge area, making it easily accessible for the elderly or people with reduced mobility.
The multihull is made if high-grade composite, offering a strong yet lightweight design which offers low drag and smooth cruising conditions. The DutchCatTwelve is being offered in two versions. The Comfort model comes in a choice of electric, diesel and hybrid power-train options, while the Sport version is available in either diesel or hybrid.
The 100 percent electric propulsion version features two 10 kW electric motors and a 48 kW battery pack and is reported capable of sustaining a full day on the water (up to 7 hours) traveling at 6 knots (11 km/h). Alternatively, the diesel sports version comes equipped with two 29 horsepower, three-cylinder motors and can reach speeds up to 22 knots (40 km/h).
Prices are yet to be revealed for the DutchCatTwelve series, but a company representative at this year's Boot Düsseldorf boat show did reveal to Gizmag that it could fall between €400,000 and €500,000 (US$450,000 and US$565,000).