The Executive 1500 Mk2 is the new motoryacht of Van den Hoven Jachtbouw. The stylish design by John van Leeuwen is fully in line with the recognizable design language seen on the spacious and elegant Executive 1850.The changes in the hull design include the stepped bulwark, resulting in a lower hull and a more elegant and sporty silhouette.With a length of 14.99 m, a clearance of 3.45 m, a draught of just 1.40 m and CE A certification, the 1500 Mk2 is a versatile motoryacht for all European waters. Her fully foldable mast makes the yacht ideal for travelling the French waterways and most other European rivers with low bridges. It also allows you to sail the Rhine without requiring a Rheinpatent license. The use of a 225 hp Volvo Penta engine limits consumption to 10.7 liters an hour at a speed of 7.1 knots. The Executive 1500 Mk2 is also available with two engines. The Executive 1500 Mk2 reinforces why Van den Hoven has such an excellent reputation when it comes to on board quality and spaciousness. The clever use of the square meters creates a spacious and comfortable feel, enhanced by the large windows and 360-degree views. The roomy ambience and all- around views exceed any other yacht in the 15-metre class. The galley, wheelhouse, lounge and dining space flow naturally into each other, adding to both the cosiness and convenience. For instance, guests can enjoy a drink on the aft deck, the modern galley invites top-notch cooking, and there is plenty of space around the helm for people to gather and socialize. <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TQAT_NeqqF4" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>The interior features four beds in two comfortable cabins, with two toilets and bathrooms. Instead of a third cabin you can choose for a spacious walk-in closet, which is accessible from the owner's cabin. The wide gangways make walking around the superstructure easy, which enhances the mooring experience. The swimming platform is easily accessible via two symmetrical stairs which also lead to the
cleanly nished and well-insulated engine room. Superbly integrated in the foredeck, the large and comfortable sofa is an ideal spot to relax and watch the world go by. The aft deck features another spacious seating area with dining table and space for two or three more chairs. The aft of the superstructure above is extended to create shade and the option also exists to enclose the whole area to provide privacy and protection from the sun. As key factors in terms of sailing comfort, vibration, noise and roll were major focal points in designing the 1500 Mk2. To reduce noise, the entire engine room is insulated with high-quality materials and nished in white aluminum perforated panels. Vibration is eliminated as much as possible via the heavy hull and the transmission from the engines to the axles, which also includes a homokinetic coupling. The superior detailing on the 1500 Mk2 is visible throughout, including on the beautifully nished stainless steel rails that add an extra sense of luxury and ensure optimal safety when sailing on board this exceptional Dutch yacht. Because Van den Hoven builds steel yachts, clients can contribute a great deal of input into the way their motoryacht is realised. This exibility is essential as the yard’s clients have increasingly specific demands. In principle, anything is possible based on the existing exterior design: the number of cabins, bathrooms, general layout, furnishings, materials, colour schemes, engines, and all other options that make life on board the 1500 Mk2 extra comfortable. The Van den Hoven Executive 1500 Mk2 can be found at stand number D24 during the HISWA boatshow 2018 in the Batavia harbor at Lelystad.
June 14, 2018