Wednesday, December 1

New Dutch-Built Deep Water 50XLR Crosses Atlantic

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There’s no doubt about the ocean-crossing bona fides of the new Deep Water Yachts Korvet50XLR on display at the recent Fort Lauderdale show. Indeed, the Dutch-built aluminum boat crossed the Atlantic on her own bottom to get there.

Deep Water Yachts, an alliance of Dutch yachting companies based in The Hague, says the new 50XLR (extra long range) yacht is “the ultimate passage-maker.” The first leg of its transatlantic voyage took it from Rotterdam to the Azores, through some rough weather.

On that leg, the Korvet50XLR averaged 9 knots. (You can see it cruising off Horta in the Azores in the video below.) The next leg was the longest, 1,800 nm from the Azores to Bermuda, and the boat arrived with fuel to spare.

The boat carries 1,188 gallons of fuel, giving it a range of more than 2,000 nm at 10 knots, or 3,000 nm at 7 knots.

From Bermuda the 50XLR cruised down to its new home port in Nassau, Bahamas, and then over to Fort Lauderdale for the show.

The all-aluminum build gives the new Deep Water a strong and light hull. It also has an efficient hull shape and superior seakeeping abilities. The 50XLR was built on the success of the smaller Deep Water Korvet14CLR (compact long range) for no-nonsense offshore cruising. In 2015 the then-new Korvet14CLR won a Motorboat of the Year award in its category.

We don’t have any details of the Korvet50XLR yet, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, you can read more at http://deepwateryachts.com and see the Azores video below.

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