Dutch Craft 56: Cannes launch for ‘the world’s most capable motor boat’

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With seating space for up to 36 people and plentiful storage options, the Dutch Craft 56 is a highly adaptable boating platform

Billed as the world’s most capable 56ft motor boat the Dutch Craft 56 is certainly full of original thinking. Its vast open deck spaces (including a low profile flybridge but not the usual enclosed main deck saloon) can seat up to 36 people and options include storage for everything from a mini submarine to six Seabobs, eight SUPs, two PWCs or even a 17ft tender.

Naturally it comes with a thumping stereo system but you can also opt for a DJ booth on the aft deck or a special davit crane for lifting out game fish. In short, it’s a massive open platform that can be adapted for almost any need.

However, this doesn’t mean the Dutch Craft isn’t also a capable sea boat – its CE rated category A for serious offshore passage-making, and thanks to pair of IPS500 drives it’s said to be good for 40 knots flat out.

If exploring hidden reefs is more your thing then optional John Deere commercial spec engines on water jet drives will allow you to creep into the shallowest of bays. Somehow there is even room below decks for three double cabins, two heads and a crew cabin.

Quite how well it all works in practice remains to be seen but as a sister brand to the well respected Zeelander range of superyacht chase boats, its claims deserve to be taken seriously.

Specification

LOA: 56ft 0in (17.07m)
Beam: 16ft 7in (5.09m)
Engines: Volvo Penta IPS500 or John Deere diesels
Top speed: 40 knots
Price from: €788,000 (ex. VAT)
Berth: QSP106