Mulder Shipyard plans to introduce a new yacht to its growing portfolio – the Mulder FIFTY. The aptly named design spans an impressive 50-metres, making her the largest yacht to be developed and marking the start of the shipyard’s journey into larger vessels up to 500 GT.
The brief for the Mulder Fifty, featuring an exterior design by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, aimed to create a ‘four generation’ yacht. “When we first designed the Mulder ThirtySix we noticed a gap in the market, and we wanted to do the same thing with the Mulder Fifty on a larger scale” explained Nick Mulder.
“This yacht is not only designed for the owner, but their children, parents and grandparents. She features for example a central elevator, which connects all the decks, allowing for direct access to her exterior decks.”
The Mulder Fifty yacht will be built from a platform at the main production facility in Zoeterwoude. By building the Mulder Fifty in a continuous flow like the Mulder ThirtySix, the shipyard will be able to offer the possibility of optimizing her specifications and general arrangement and will borrow ‘engineered elements’ from the ThirtySix, to control production cost and continue working with her preferred suppliers.
The Mulder Fifty showcases a light grey hull with tapered decks and aft overhangs. She offers a bespoke aluminium construction, with a slender hull shape to ensure outstanding seakeeping capacities in rough seas and enhanced comfort for those onboard.
Designed to be just under 500 GT, the Mulder Fifty offers ample space for guests, both in her interior and exterior. With full-height windows in her main saloon and sky lounge, providing guests with breathtaking views, creating an opulent and relaxing space for the whole family to enjoy.
As a result of Mulder’s ‘four generation’ philosophy, the Mulder Fifty presents a family-friendly and adaptable accommodation configuration. The standard design offers six sumptuous staterooms, with the possibility of adapting her skylounge to create a seventh suite on the aft wheelhouse deck.
The lower deck of the Mulder Fifty yacht includes a side-boarding garage, capable of housing a 6.5-metre tender, alongside a spacious beach club area and gymnasium, with direct access to the main deck.
Her 75 square-metre sundeck is sheltered by a sunroof and features a reinterpretation of the iconic Mulder wind-swept mast. This area encompasses a Jacuzzi, sunpads, a cocktail bar, comfortable seating, and forward-facing observation seating, providing an area for both relaxation and entertainment.
The foredeck’s ‘open plan’ design provides versatility tailored to meet specific owner requirements. In addition to the expansive saloon, showcasing the signature Mulder central bar arrangement, and the sky lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows; generous space is also available on her wind-protected aft decks.
Guests will never be far from the water onboard the Mulder Fifty, thanks to her three-metre long swim platform, allowing for direct access to the water. The Mulder Fifty superyacht also has the option of including a pool on her aft deck. But for those looking for some adventure, Jet Skis can be stored on her bow, which also boasts a hatch-concealed anchoring arrangement.
The lower deck of the Mulder Fifty accommodates a crew of nine across five cabins, alongside a large laundry area and crew mess. Her single engineer’s cabin situated on the aft of the yacht, close to the engine room, also provides direct access to the main aft deck. While a tenth captain’s cabin is located on the main deck, close to the wheelhouse.
In terms of propulsion, the Mulder Fifty will not compromise on performance to ensure comfortable cruising and fuel economy. The option for a hybrid-propulsion system can be offered, to optimize her lightweight aluminium construction.