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Product Overview


Van Dutch 40


Price as reviewed:


The VanDutch 40 is a stylish, glamorous day boat with overnight
accommodation. It sports beautifully executed, pared down styling that always
draws the attention of sightseers wandering along the waterfront. Unusually, it
can be ordered in any colour you choose (courtesy of its tough Awlgrip paint
job) so there’s an opportunity to imbue your personal boat with real character.

Despite its cool looks, it is far from impractical. The highlight
is the workings of its elongated cockpit, which incorporates a remarkable
amount of storage under the deck and the main seating area, certainly plenty
for the bulky trio of liferaft, tender and outboard. The superb engineroom is a
first rate installation: highly accessible, thoughtfully arranged and expertly
installed, and packed with the practical detailing we’ve come to expect from
Dutch boatbuilders.

Rather like many of its exotic automotive brethren, it also has a
strongly defined character with marked pros and cons to ponder. It’s crazy
money, but then how many boatbuilders do you know of who dispense with the
usual annoying extras list and instead simply offer a phenomenally
comprehensive standard specification. Is it worth the money? That’s a bit like
asking ‘is a Lamborghini Aventador worth a quarter of a million quid? It’s
probably not the right question.


Top Speed:30 knots
Fuel Capacity:600 L
Beam:11ft (3.38m)
Water Capacity:115 L
Air Draught:0.82m
Length Overall:39ft 2in (12.08m)
Engines:2 x 480 Yanmar