Dutch Yacht

The Dutch are known for their minimalist, ultra-practical nature — from wooden shoes to Ikea furniture. The DutchCraft proves they are also good at building extremely innovative boats.
Words by Bill Lindsey | Photos by Jeff Brown | December 27, 2019 | Luxury

A family boat needs to be able to allow 6-8 people to spend a day, or several, in comfort while traveling from one point of interest to another. However, to do so while standing out from the parade represents a formidable challenge. The DutchCraft 56 makes it look easy. Essentially a two-level mobile island (guests can enjoy the view from the expansive hardtop), the DutchCraft 56’s beam of almost 17 feet delivers scads of space. Laid out in center console style, it flows from the forward sunpads past the flybridge and helm, the dining area and aft seating area to a swing-down transom that converts to a swim platform. Down below is a full-beam master stateroom plus 3 guest staterooms. The optional jet-drive system allows it to safely cruise in just 3 feet of water, allowing access to 99% of all the waterways on the planet — from the forests of the Amazon to the docks of Bayside. With a top speed of 40 knots, you’ll never arrive late, no matter what your final destination;