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.
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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).
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