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DutchCatTwelve could float as a second home

DutchCatTwelve will be available in electric, hybrid and diesel power-train options
DutchCatTwelve will be available in electric, hybrid and diesel power-train options
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DutchCatTwelve is a new yacht design from the Netherlands which can be a second home
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DutchCatTwelve is a new yacht design from the Netherlands which can be a second home
DutchCatTwelve will be available in electric, hybrid and diesel power-train options
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DutchCatTwelve will be available in electric, hybrid and diesel power-train options
DutchCatTwelve comes with a four meter (13 ft) wide lounge deck
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DutchCatTwelve comes with a four meter (13 ft) wide lounge deck
The customizable boat comes with two or three cabins, accommodating four to six guests
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The customizable boat comes with two or three cabins, accommodating four to six guests
DutchCatTwelve comes with one or two fully equipped bathrooms and a bespoke kitchen
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DutchCatTwelve comes with one or two fully equipped bathrooms and a bespoke kitchen
DutchCatTwelve is a new yacht design from The Netherlands which according to its makers can also double as a second home
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DutchCatTwelve is a new yacht design from The Netherlands which according to its makers can also double as a second home
The DutchCatTwelve is 12.55 m (41 ft) long and 4.9 m (16 ft) wide
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The DutchCatTwelve is 12.55 m (41 ft) long and 4.9 m (16 ft) wide
DutchCatTwelve 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
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DutchCatTwelve 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
DutchCatTwelve comes with one or two fully equipped bathrooms and a bespoke kitchen
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DutchCatTwelve comes with one or two fully equipped bathrooms and a bespoke kitchen
Making of the first DutchCatTwelve
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Making of the first DutchCatTwelve
Early stages in the construction process
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Early stages in the construction process
The making of the very first DutchCatTwelve, which is slated for launch in June 2015
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The making of the very first DutchCatTwelve, which is slated for launch in June 2015
The multihull is made if high-grade composite, offering a strong yet lightweight design
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The multihull is made if high-grade composite, offering a strong yet lightweight design
The 100 percent electric propulsion version can sustain a full day on the water (up to seven hours) travelling at 6 knots (11 km/h)
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The 100 percent electric propulsion version can sustain a full day on the water (up to seven hours) travelling at 6 knots (11 km/h)
The multihull has a lower drag and smoother cruising conditions compared to other monohull designs
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The multihull has a lower drag and smoother cruising conditions compared to other monohull designs
Making of the first DutchCatTwelve
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Making of the first DutchCatTwelve
The DutchCatTwelve features flat flooring throughout the deck and saloon
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The DutchCatTwelve features flat flooring throughout the deck and saloon
The DutchCatTwelve promises low maintenance costs
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The DutchCatTwelve promises low maintenance costs
The DutchCatTwelve's smooth exterior lines
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The DutchCatTwelve's smooth exterior lines
Close up of the hull
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Close up of the hull
The making of the very first DutchCatTwelve, which is slated for launch in June 2015
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The making of the very first DutchCatTwelve, which is slated for launch in June 2015
Buyers can design their very own bespoke kitchen and other features on the yacht
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Buyers can design their very own bespoke kitchen and other features on the yacht
The diesel sports version comes equipped with two 29 horse power three-cylinder motors and can reach speeds up to 22 knots (40 km/h)
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The diesel sports version comes equipped with two 29 horse power three-cylinder motors and can reach speeds up to 22 knots (40 km/h)
The 100 percent electric propulsion version features two 10 kW electric motors and a 48 kW battery pack
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The 100 percent electric propulsion version features two 10 kW electric motors and a 48 kW battery pack

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.

DutchCatTwelve comes with one or two fully equipped bathrooms and a bespoke kitchen
DutchCatTwelve comes with one or two fully equipped bathrooms and a bespoke kitchen

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).

Source: DutchCat

5 comments
Sven Ollino
All-electric and not using all of the roof and deck for PVs? Foolish!
oldguy
Well, I really like it. And if I ever get my hands on a spare $450,000, I'm getting one!
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is really cool. I think fuel cells could extend the range. I think that one could live on the boat. Instead of a second home, it could be a first home that you can travel in.
Buellrider
Just have a motor home/boat combo. Motor home's pusher diesel would also power the boat. Motor homes these days can be pretty deluxe.
Michael Crumpton
Who doesn't need a half million dollar second home?