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Spring 2006

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The Dutch shipyard, Van Dam Nordia Shipyard, founded in 1881 and since then specialising in the construction of elegant, classic yachts between 15 and 27 metres, has now developed a yacht of more than 31 metres, fully customisable, to meet the needs of every customer. In fact, this shipyard can create made to measure interiors, starting from the standard hull of this model, but it is also capable of modifying the technical characteristics to offer the fussier client an even greater range of customised options.

This boat has been designed for use in serious cruising, and for this reason, fully fitted with state of the art deck equipment and electronic instruments, so as to aid navigation even with a reduced crew. To this, luxurious and comfortable interior furnishings are added. Designed by Robert van Dam, this 100' has a Pilot House deck layout with a large, protective central wheelhouse, and a powerful sloop fitting out with mast and boom in carbon. The manoeuvres are all sent back to the single cockpit where we can find, not only the wheelhouse, but also two identical dinettes with seating carved out of the moulded body and tables. The area is protected by a removable Bimini top. The deck fitted bulb keel offers excellent performance and comfort during navigation no matter the weather conditions. The interiors are a mix between classic and modern. The design is a fusion of the atmosphere in a Gentlemen's Club provided by the panelling in mahogany, and the spaciousness and brightness typical of modern yachts thanks to certain design choices and particular elements of the furniture, like the white leather on the seats and the clear covering on the ceiling. The sophisticated Pilot House, as well as the technological cockpit, has a double dinette finished in blue leather, an open plan area that connects in continuous flow to the lower bridge via a wide stairway and in line with the rest of the furnishings. This option favours the natural illumination of the lower bridge, thanks to the natural light coming through the large windows that surround the wheelhouse. The layout of this bridge foresees a large room at the centre of the boat, divided into dining area at starboard and lounge for relaxing in at port. This area has a delightful fireplace, flat screen TV and an air temperature controlled cellar. Heading towards bow, one comes to a corridor that also acts as a large, well equipped galley. There is an entrance to a double cabin with bathroom and the entrance to the crew's quarters, with dining area and a cabin with bunk beds and en suite bathroom. From the wardroom, heading towards stern, one can access a guest cabin with twin beds and en suite bathroom, or a long corridor with another cabin fitted with bunk beds, interconnecting with the owner's suite. The latter has a central double bed, multimedia unit, comfortable corner sofa with table, dressing table and large bathroom with shower cabinet.

For further information: Van Dam Nordia Shipyard; Helling 49; P.O. Box 33; NL-1430 AA; Aalsmeer; Holland; tel. +31 297 324517; fax +31 297 323620; web site; e-mail

Length over all: 31.12m
Length at water line: 25.00m
Beam: 7.58m
Draught: 3.00m
Dry ship displacement: 95,000 Kg
Fuel tank capacity: 7.800 litres
Water-tank capacity: 4,400 litres
Engine: 425 HP Lugger L6125/HE
Sail Area: 484 sqm.