Designed with “revolutionary innovations” as well as traditional aspects, Super Lauwersmeer’s new flagship, the SLX54, is intended for long passages. An open transom and near-vertical, axe bow makes the SLX54 an elegant, eye-catching yacht.
The boat is named SLX54 for a reason. While SL stands for Super Lauwersmeer, the X emphasizes the crossover of multiple yacht concepts, as the vessel combines a flybridge, large cockpit (with open transom for a large beach club), and aft cabin all in one.
Even more innovative is the hull of the SLX54, which is said to be a synthesis of a displacement hull and a traditional, planing hull. Dubbed FDHF MC (Fast Displacement Hull Form Multi Chine), the design utilizes the advantages of steel displacement while also having the ability to maintain a respectable turn of speed.
“Not only is this the first multi-chine vessel with an underwater hull, developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, but it is also the first steel yacht of this size to be built,” the builder says in a statement.
The two-stateroom, two-bath yacht comes in at 54 feet in length (beam, displacement, fuel, and water capacity have yet to be released), representing the final piece of the name. Twin, 270-hp engines will be fitted to Hull No. 1, which will give the SLX54 a top speed of 12 knots and an economical cruise speed of around 8 knots. While it hasn’t been released yet, there will be a highly efficient hybrid model that is speedier, capable of reaching 15 knots.
“With the unveiling of the name and a significant sneak peek of the full design, we are now heading towards unveiling all the details,” says Super Lauwersmeer’s owner, Bastiaan Jousma.
Hull No. 1 is slated to splash in early fall.