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yachts, which are known for their classic lines, high quality and excellent sailing characteristics, still afloat the Dutch and foreign waters today. In August 2015 Mulder Shipyard delivered the 34-metre M/Y SOLIS, the largest Mulder to that date. Driven by a contemporary family who have a unique philosophy of living, this custom-made yacht had to be translated into a human and operational project of excellence. The yacht gained recognition internationally in May 2016, when SOLIS was awarded with a Neptune at the prestigious World Superyacht Awards. “Compared to the other massive companies at the awards, we were considered a relatively small player,” Nick smiles. “It was amazing to have our work rewarded.” Exceeding every previously set expectation, the Mulder ThirtySix is the company’s newest success story. With five spacious cabins on board accommodating up to ten guests, the motor yacht effortlessly combines exceptional craftsmanship with
the most sophisticated innovations and is an absolute show piece among its yacht colleagues.
Made in Holland All of Mulder’s production takes place at its own locations at Zoeterwoude and Voorschoten, where all possible yacht building disciplines are brought together. “That is unique in the business,” Nick continues. “We have all yacht-building expertise and disciplines under one roof: from engineers to painters, and from carpenters to electricians.” Mulder Shipyard also boasts its own brokerage, which sells Mulder yachts from one owner to the other, and offers refit possibilities to Mulder owners. Every refit, from painting to updating technical systems or even complete remodelling of interiors, is performed by a team of the best designers, engineers and practitioners. The honouring of time and budget is constantly put in the high seat, with an experienced team of people who are aware of their duties and work in a flexible and
efficient manner. “It is a challenge to constantly find the perfect balance between traditional craftsmanship and efficiency,” Nick says. “The nature of the job requires the highest level of precision and craftsmanship, yet every customer has a strict time scale and budget we have to meet.” To live up to these demands, Mulder Shipyard works with pre-built aluminum hulls. “That way we can drastically decrease the building time, but we leave all the scope for the demands and wishes from the client: from material use and interior design, to technical specifications.” With another Mulder ThirtySix on the itinerary, Mulder Shipyard is ever sailing forward. “We are shipbuilders, heart and soul,” Nick emphasises. “The fact that our work – based on such unique craftsmanship and decades of experience - can make a person so immensely happy, never gets old. Even more: it is the core of our business.” Web: www.muldershipyard.nl
Nick & Dick.
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