The Dutch-based Van den Hoven shipyard have just released enticing details about their very first Executive 1500 Mk2 hull. Clocking in at 14.99 metres/49.18 feet, this elegant motoryacht is perfect for exploring Europe’s ample waterways and rivers thanks to her 1.40 metre draught and 3.45 clearance which allows her to effortlessly navigate low bridges.
Building on the company’s highly successful Executive 1850 model, the 1500 Mk2 boasts chic design both inside and out courtesy of John van Leeuwen. Proof that the best yacht designers never stop innovating and trying new approaches, her refined hull design has a stepped bulwark which gives her both a more sporty outline and a lower hull ideal for river cruising. Power comes from a 225 hp Volvo Penta engine which enables owners to cruise at 7.1 knots while maintaining a modest fuel consumption of 10.7 litres per hour. Owners can also opt for their model to arrive with two engines if performance is a priority.
Her intelligent design extends to the layout which makes the best possible use of space. To create a sense of openness there is a clear flow between the galley, wheelhouse, lounge and dining space with ample space for spending quality time with loved ones or socialising with friends. Comfortable overnight accommodation is proved by two ensuite double cabins and there is also the option to choose between an additional third guest cabin or a large walk-in closet depending on owners’ individual needs.
As well as the ability to customise the guest accommodation, Van den Hoven also offers owners tremendous flexibility when it comes to altering the layout, furnishings, engines or colour palette. This hallmark feature is central to the Van den Hoven philosophy and is surely a key reason why their high quality steel yachts have proved so popular both in their home country and far beyond.
The Executive 1500 Mk2 is set to make her debut at the Dutch HISWA show from the 5th to the 9th of September in the Batavia harbour at Lelystad. Members of the public will be able to view her for the first time at stand number D 24.