Curved hull and luxury saloon - Zeelander's new Z68
A new luxury motor yacht has been revealed by Zeelander the Dutch manufacturer. Zeelander chose last week’s Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show to celebrate the arrival of the Bahia Bleu Z68, described as “an elegant flybridge sports cruiser”.
The Bahia Bleu Z68 is the latest model in Dutch yacht builder Zeelander’s range of artfully-designed vessels, following on from the Z44.
A VIP cocktail party for Zeelander owners and business colleagues was also held during the five-day show to mark the occasion, with Brazilian supermodel and Z44 owner Adriana Lima and her husband Marko Jaric among the guests.
Exterior features of the Z68
With its classic lines and rounded profile, the Z68 embodies the Zeelander ethos of innovative design and cutting-edge technology.
The standard version of the Z68 will allow an array of customizing options for new owners who wish to individualize their yacht. So owners can choose from a wide range of paint colors on the exterior, while Zeelander’s design team works with multiple interior designers to offer personalized finishes to meet individual requirements and style.
The Z68 boasts a smooth sheer hull and superstructure, gleaming with high gloss metallic paint. The decks, steps, bathing platform and cockpit are covered in long lasting and minimal maintenance composite teak decking, and the exterior accentuated by the striking oval railing.
The outside entertainment area includes a sundeck with lounge cushions, a covered seating area on the aft deck and a wet bar with fridge and sink. There is also an opening tender garage on the fore deck.
Highlights of the interior
The interior of the Z68 sets new standards of design in the sport cruiser range. A notable highlights is the panoramic view which illuminates the well-appointed wheelhouse and saloon space. This is the perfect setting for entertaining passengers, and the large table accommodates 10 people, plus there is a three-piece aft door that opens up the full width of the saloon and a breakfast bar with five bar stools.
The engine room features the latest engineering technology to ensure the noise and vibrations are minimized. Passengers can enjoy a smooth and virtually silent passage at a cruising speed of 25 knots.
About Zeelander yachts
The Zeelander range began with the launch of the Z44 at the 2008 Monaco Yacht Show which instantly made an impact in the sports cruiser market due to the unique quality of build, refined engineering and elegant design.
Zeelander yachts are built in the United States and in The Netherlands, according to exclusive designs of Dutch naval architects, engineers and designers. Zeelander is proud of its Dutch maritime heritage and continues to push the boundaries of new technologies, systems and processes with each yacht. As experienced yachtsmen, the developers of Zeelander appreciate the harsh marine environment in which Zeelander Yachts are to perform.