- Jetten's carefully coordinated approach to customising looks like a winner, while its exterior design work is mightily impressive.
- Unproven layouts and quirky ideas can trip you up.
Price as reviewed:
Jetten understands that more time is spent on board a displacement boat than any other so it has to be right. To help, it offers a range of finishes, layouts and customising at little or no extra cost
In a relatively short space of time this Dutch yard has established itself as a major player in the steelboat world and it’s easy to see why. First off its offers a whole gambit of styles, from wide open
cockpits to cavernous aft cabins, with exterior lines that lift steel design to a smooth new level.
However, it’s the yard’s relaxed approach to layouts and finish that has proved to be the real winner with buyers. There are general formats and schemes to follow, but Jetten makes a point of being happy to customise within the standard price; in fact you could say customisation comes as standard, even down to choosing the hull colour.
Jetten’s latest generation of boats are party to some tasteful rounding at the transom. On the aft cabin models this involves incorporating significant sweeping stairwells either side that effortlessly levitate you from bathing platform to deck level. The rest of the 44’s exterior doesn’t want for curves or interesting detail either, and the yard has even worked the same sense of style into the windscreen that melts into the gently stepped superstructure.
So in short, it’s a handsome looking boat given the industrial, raw material from which it’s fabricated; namely 6mm thick steel plate strengthened by several further tonnes of frames and longitudinals.
Price as tested: £325,250 (excluding VAT)
Tailor-made doesn't necessarily mean made in heaven.
Displacement: 19 tonnes
Top Speed: 7 knots
Cabins: Fore cabin berth - 6ft 9in x 5ft 3in (2.06 x 1.60m)Aft cabin berth - 6ft 6in x 5ft 3in (2.00 x 1.60m)
Fuel Capacity: 198 gal (900lt)
Beam: 14ft 9in (4.50m)
Water Capacity: 180gal (820lt)
Air Draught: 10ft 6in (3.20m)
RCD Category: B
Length Overall: 44ft 5in (13.55m)
Engines: Single Iveco N67-150 diesel