The First Zeelander Z72 is Delivered

An American owner purchased Zeelander’s new flagship.

August 20, 2019
Zeelander Z72 Yacht
The Zeelander Z72’s top speed is about 40 knots. Jeff Brown

Zeelander Yachts in the Netherlands has delivered Hull No. 1 of its new flagship, the Z72, to an American owner.

Designer Cor D. Rover inked the Z72’s lines, which include an S-shape sheerline, a wider stern than previous models, and more curved surfaces. Owners can choose the yacht’s exterior paint colors, with metallic and diamond-encrusted finishes available.

Noteworthy features include a 110-square-foot swim platform with an optional hot tub aft, as well as a side-entry garage sized for a tender, Seabobs and a WaveRunner (Hull No. 1 carries an 11-foot Williams Turbojet 325; Zeelander says the Z72 can handle a 16-footer). In the salon, there’s a sunroof as well as a retractable window aft for extra natural light and fresh air.

Zeelander Z72 Interior
Note the volume in the forepeak master stateroom. That’s a king-size berth. Jeff Brown

Belowdecks are three staterooms including a master with a king-size berth.

Power is triple 1,000-horsepower Volvo Penta IPS1350s for what Zeelander says is a top speed of 40 knots.

The owner of Hull No. 1 likes to party: He equipped his Z72 with extra lights and what Zeelander calls “the biggest JL sound system.” It can play tunes everywhere on board, including at the swim platform.


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