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The VanDutch 32 Is Stylish and Speedy

The VanDutch 32 is a sporty weekender that can reportedly hit 45 knots.

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VanDutch 32
With an aft sun pad for three and a built-in transom swim ladder, the VanDutch 32’s stern is the place to be at anchor. Courtesy VanDutch

VanDutch’s 32-footer is the new entry-level vessel in the Dutch brand’s five-model range, which also includes 40-, 48-, 56- and 75-foot yachts. Like its larger siblings, the VanDutch 32 retains the brand’s minimalistic, windowless hull styling. Italian shipyard Cantiere del Pardo recently purchased the brand and is building the new model.

The VanDutch 32’s helm station is to port and has a single helm seat with a backrest and two cup holders. There is additional forward-facing seating for one, parallel with the captain’s seat and separated by the belowdecks entrance on centerline. Forward, there’s a wet bar; under it, there’s an 11-gallon fridge. A fridge under the captain’s seat is also available. Abaft and to starboard, there’s L-shaped seating for six guests.

Garmin electronics and a 12-inch display are standard, or owners can choose the optional 16-inch display.

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Tunes are an essential part of a day on the water, and the VanDutch 32 has a Fusion stereo system with Bluetooth connectivity. Helm-controlled LED lighting illuminates the cockpit, and Silvertex fabrics and quick-dry foam are used for the cushions. Easy-to-clean and durable synthetic teak is found in the VanDutch 32’s sole as well as on the foredeck.

VanDutch 32
Hop off the aft sun pads and onto the swim platform. A built-in ladder is tucked away into the transom, making getting into the water and climbing back aboard easier. Courtesy VanDutch

Abaft the L-shaped seating, there’s a sun pad for at least three guests to catch midday rays. To port is fender stowage and a walkway that accesses the swim platform. Guests can take a quick dip before breakfast and then climb back aboard using the built-in hideaway ladder in the transom.

Belowdecks, there are 64 square feet of real estate and a maximum of 6-foot-6-inch headroom. Two sofas with stowage underneath flank the centerline companionway that leads to the forepeak head. The head has a rounded ceramic sink, a mirror with LED lighting, and pullout stowage.

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The VanDutch 32’s standard power is a single Volvo Penta V-8 430-CE gasoline engine sans joystick. Other options from Volvo Penta include twin V-6 280-CE gasoline engines, a D6-380/DPI diesel, or twin D4-300/DPI diesels. The optional engines all come with joystick control. According to the builder, the VanDutch 32’s top-end speed is around 45 knots. At a 25-knot cruise speed, range is reportedly 150 nautical miles.  

Take the next step: vandutch.com

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