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Established in 1958 by Dick Mulder, Sr., Mulder Shipyards has evolved into one of the leading yacht builders in the Dutch yacht building industry. Family owned and operated with the next generation of Mulder’s at the helm, the yards global reputation for quality was built on three pillars; the classic super favorite cruisers, the later favorite superior cruisers and a range of Mulder custom-built motoryachts. The last of Mulder’s sailing yachts were built in the 1970’s, the largest of which was 12 meters in length. Since this time, Mulder has focused on the construction of motor yachts, becoming more modern with each passing year. In 1984, the yard was taken over by 22-year old Dick Mulder, Jr., leaving his father to retire at the age of 72. By the early 1990’s, Mulder had begun manufacturing steel & aluminum hulls, displacing the wood used throughout previous generations. A range of yachts known as the Futura line was developed and new facilities were added too. By the late 1990’s, Mulder moved into large flybridge yachts and traditionally styled motoryachts, followed by stylish express yachts and classic gentlemen’s cruisers.
The technical sea trials of the all-aluminium Mulder 98 Flybridge have been successfully concluded. The 30-meter custom-built Mulder with its stunning round-bilged hull achieved a maximum speed of 22-knots; two knots more than expected. The sound levels of the 98-footer were also impressively quiet. The Mulder 98 Flybridge had its global launch in September during the HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show. In addition to being the largest yacht at the show, it is also the largest Mulder Flybridge ever built.The sea trials of the 30-meter Mulder with its beam of 6.90-meters were started immediately after the HISWA Boat Show; initially in Rotterdam and later on the North Sea from the port of Scheveningen (close to The Hague). The Mulder 98 Flybridge features a round-bilged hull and is powered by two Caterpillar C32 engines with a capacity of 1685hp each. The yacht has a fuel capacity of 17,000 liters. At a speed of 10-knots, this gives a Trans-Atlantic range of approximately 3,300 nautical miles. Due to a special insulation method and her ‘floating’ interior, the sound and vibration levels of the Mulder 98 Flybridge are extremely low. In consultation with the owner, the yacht was built fully in accordance with RINA certification.
While most YF reviews feature admirably large ocean-going yachts for the elite connoisseur, here we display a nimble illustration of long-standing yacht-building distinction. This outstanding mini-size yacht, from one of the Netherlands many respected builders, is a true example of conspicuous sea-going excellence. For 73 years, since 1938 when Dick Mulder Sr. launched his first model, this Dutch shipyard has delivered a history of fine yacht launches. Mulder has maintained its position as one of the leading builders in modern Netherlands motor-yacht history; continuing its family tradition with yet another Mulder – Dick Jr. – as leader in charge. Now, to celebrate the builder’s 73rd anniversary, one of its long time, very popular models returns, in brand new and exciting modern dress;
One of the leading exponents of premium Dutch yacht building, Mulder Shipyard was established in 1938 by Dirk Mulder senior. With a member of the Mulder family still at the helm today, the yard can attribute its excellent reputation not only to the superb custom-built yachts it has launched, but also to the classic Super Favorite and Favorite Superior cruisers. Many of these motoryachts still grace Dutch and international waters today.
A new ThirtySix is currently well advanced in its construction stage by Mulder Yachts and the yard has taken the opportunity to highlight that the new project has been sold and will be delivered in time for the owner to use in the Summer of 2019. Mulder says that the yacht will be delivered in Q1 of 2019. The yard invested heavily in expansion in 2013 and is now capable of building up to 45-meters.