World Debut of the Zeelander 5

The 48-foot boat is scheduled to premiere this month at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.

Zeelander 5
The Zeelander 5 has a master stateroom with a separate shower and head. Courtesy Zeelander Yachts

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Zeelander Yachts is preparing for the world debut of the 48-foot Zeelander 5 at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, which will be held March 23-26 in Florida.

The Zeelander 5 is an evolution of the Dutch shipyard’s Z44, with a more contemporary look that has more of an elongated S shape as well as larger windows in the wheelhouse and hull. There are no longer mullions around the helm, giving skippers true 360-degree views.

Also new are a door and window that can be closed to fully shelter the wheelhouse from the elements.

“We have learned from our owners,” Zeelander founder and owner Sietse Koopmans stated in a press release. “Dozens of small improvements and a few bigger strides forward have combined to give the Zeelander 5 improved functionality in the service of a refined, timeless character.”

Additional features include boarding doors in the bulwarks, a new foredeck sun pad and a swim platform nearly twice the size of the one on the Z44. The master stateroom now has a separate shower and head.

Let’s talk performance: The shipyard says the Zeelander 5 has a top speed of 40 knots, driven by triple Volvo Penta IPS650s, with onboard decibel readings quieter than the previous Z44 model.

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