A new Dutch enterprise, started by a pair of passionate boat owners, aims to produce a boat that can take it to the likes of Riva, Chris-Craft and VanDutch in the style stakes

This new Dutch enterprise, started by a pair of passionate boat owners, aims to produce a boat that can take it to the likes of Riva, Chris-Craft and VanDutch in the style stakes but at a much more attractive price point.

It’s no half-hearted side project either, as the yard has employed Dutch naval architecture gurus Vripack to handle the design and engineering, and has outsourced production to German boat-building giant Bavaria.

There is room for a full-beam twin guest or double master cabin tucked beneath the cockpit

There is room for a full-beam twin guest or double master cabin tucked beneath the cockpit

Although the 42 will be built at Bavaria’s state-of-the-art factory in Giebelstadt, Keizer says that the look and feel of its new boat will bear no relation to Bavaria’s own range; all the finishes and materials will be unique to Keizer. The benefit to the consumer is price, because the 42 starts from €240,000 before VAT. The equivalent Riva or Chris-Craft would be several times that amount.

Though the expansive open cockpit is designed for long, lazy hours in the sun, one of the 42’s major plus points is its accommodation.

There is room for a full-beam twin guest or double master cabin tucked beneath the cockpit with an unusual glass bulkhead (with drop-down blinds) enhancing the feeling of light space. Forward is a cleverly combined lounging and sleeping area with a pair of sofas aft of a double bed.

A spacious bathroom completes the lower deck and, like the saloon, it has over 6ft 2in of headroom, according to the yard.

A deep-vee hull design and twin 300hp/400hp diesels or 320hp petrols should be good for 40 knots depending on engine choice and rounds off a compelling package that we look forward to seeing in the flesh at the German show.

Contact Keizer Yachts.
Tel: +31 (0) 6224 61320.
Web: www.keizeryachts.com

AT A GLANCE

Length 44ft 0in (13.4m)

Beam 13ft 1in (3.99m)

Engines Twin Volvo Penta D4-300hp / D6-400hp or Mercruiser 320hp

Top speed 40 knots

Price from €290,400 ex VAT