DutchCraft 56 Makes World Debut

This yacht is from a sister company to Zeelander, and can seat 40 guests for parties at the dock.
DutchCraft 56 in front of hotel building
The reverse rake of the DutchCraft 56’s house and windshield helps reduce heat build up from the sun; eliminate unwanted reflections when operating in low light; and see better in foul weather. Courtesy DutchCraft

DutchCraft, a sister company to Zeelander, hosted the world premiere of the DutchCraft 56 at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

The DutchCraft 56 is available in open and cabin versions, and can seat as many as 40 people for parties at the dock. Overnight accommodations are for eight people, and while cruising, the yacht can take 12 guests.

“The DC56 is the Swiss Army knife of boats,” Floris Koopmans, marketing coordinator at DutchCraft, stated in a press release. “Want to take your guests on a diving or fishing expedition? It has you covered with ample space for kit storage right by the water, and four comfortable cabins for accommodation. Have a special event you want to celebrate with 40 friends? Bring on the DJ and dance floor, with three levels of social space and an enormous aft deck. Feel the need for speed with some fun inflatables or Jet Skis? There is so much room to store them all.”

Two DutchCraft 56 yachts side by side
The DutchCraft 56 comes in open and cabin versions. Courtesy DutchCraft

Engine options include Volvo Penta IPS units as well as Doen jets or John Deere power plants. With Volvo Penta IPS950s, maximum speed is reportedly 40 knots with a range of 700 nautical miles at 7 knots.

How is the DutchCraft 56 built? With glass fiber, vinylester resin, sandwich construction and a PVC core.

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Quick Specs:
Length Overall: 56′
Maximum Beam: 16’7″
Draft: 3’5″ w/IPS; 2’5″ w/ Doen waterjets
Fuel Cap.: 793 gal.
Freshwater Cap.: 225 gal.
Engines: 2/Volvo Penta IPS650 or IPS900 diesels: 2/John Deere diesels available with Doen waterjets
Top Speed: 40 knots
Max Range: 840 NM at 7 knots (Volvo Penta IPS600s); 700 NM at 7 knots (Volvo Penta IPS950s)