New Kid In Town

The DutchCraft 56 was designed to be a 40-knot multitasker.

This article originally appeared in the July 2019 issue, Yachting

DutchCraft says its 56-footer is all about ease of use.

The Netherlands-based boatbuilder started with replacing standard, high-maintenance teak with composite teak on the yacht’s decks. Whereas the former can slowly degrade without regular attention, DutchCraft says the latter requires only a high-pressure wash to make it look new again.

Additionally, the DutchCraft 56 has a durable, powder-coated metal rub rail. And the fiberglass hull and superstructure are built via sandwich-infusion construction. PVC coring adds strength without extra weight.

The 56 can be tailored for avid anglers, water-sports enthusiasts, cruisers and more.

For fishermen, optional modifications like a fighting chair, a bait well and a fish box can be added. There are also two benches aft with one locker unit each (19.7 x 5.4 feet; 9.8 x 5.4 feet) on the sides of the main deck that are capable of holding up to 16 full diving sets.
DutchCraft 56 close to a beach

Hosting a party? This vessel’s beam is 16 feet 7 inches, comfortably accommodating up to 36 people in its Open version and up to 44 people in its Cabin version.

Lounging space can be found on two sun pads, with an optional, third sun pad available. The first one is on the foredeck, accommodates two people and transforms into a bench as well. On the flybridge, the six-seat dining table (Cabin version) transforms into a sun pad that accommodates four guests. The third and optional sun pad is on the aft deck, accommodates four guests and also converts into a bench.

Belowdecks are four staterooms, including a full-beam, en suite master with a 70-inch OLED TV, two other heads, a fridge, a freezer and laundry space with a washer and dryer. Headroom in the master stateroom is 6 feet, 4 inches.

The DutchCraft 56 has a reported top speed of 40 knots. The builder says it can cruise at 25 knots for 500 nautical miles or 750 nm, if owners opt for the extra fuel tank. Standard engines are Volvo Penta IPS-600/950, but there is an option for jet propulsion with John Deere 13.5L 1,500 hp and Doen Waterjets DJ152.

The DutchCraft 56 will debut in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

This article originally appeared in the July 2019 issue, Yachting




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