The superyacht aspirations of the Voyager 61
The first Voyager 61 is here! This fast aluminium motoryacht with superyacht aspirations performed exceptionally well in all sea trials and is sailing even better than expected. The latest member of the Van den Hoven fleet is the result of many years of R&D and consultation with clients, synthesising the wealth of experience built up by the yard over the past 20 years.
Sailing farther in less time
“The Voyager 61 reflects a desire to sail farther and not to spend too much time travelling between destinations,” says Bart van den Hoven, general director of Van den Hoven Jachtbouw. “With a top speed of 22.5 knots, owners will be able to travel greater distances in less time, while still enjoying the typical Van der Hoven values of spaciousness, finish, comfort and performance.”
Fully Custom built
All Voyagers are built in aluminium, giving owners a wealth of freedom, especially with regards to the interior layout. Pretty much everything can be adapted to the wishes of our demanding clients which means that every Voyager is truly unique. There are also options to make changes to the exterior, always in close consultation with the design team so that the exterior retains its renowned Van den Hoven signature. A wide range of choices are also available to ensure the drive and propulsion fully reflect the client’s wishes.
With all these options on offer, we are happy to support you in creating a Voyager that is completely aligned to your vision.
We have already received many positive responses to the design and interior space from the market while the first Voyager was under construction. Interested parties range from older couples looking to cruise with their (grand)children or explore Europe with friends to young families seeking to embark on adventures in Denmark and Sweden with their kids and friends. Anything is possible thanks to the high safety level provided by the wider gangways and 360-degree views from the saloon. Due to its broad applicability and versatility, the Voyager 61 is clearly appealing to an even wider audience. This is enhanced by the combination of extensive space on board, a speed of up to 22.5 knots, high standards of comfort and Dutch build quality.
The Voyager 61 was designed in close collaboration with the celebrated Dutch superyacht designer René van der Velden. While paying full respect to the Van den Hoven DNA, René has created a timeless design with the luxury and charisma of a superyacht.
The design takes into account the way owners like to spend much of their time outside, with a super-spacious and comfortable flybridge accommodating a second steering position. There is plenty of space for eight people on sunloungers plus the comforts of an outdoor galley with grill, sink and fridge. A bimini is an optional extra.
The large aft deck is a very pleasant spot indeed, with all the shade needed for a relaxed al fresco breakfast, lunch or dinner. The foredeck features a luxurious sunbed that is perfect for sundowner cocktails and musing on what the next day may bring.
The Voyager 61’s interior design is characterised by the ideal blend of space, light and transparency. This engenders an extraordinarily comfortable living space that exudes luxury and style.
The large open main deck is all on the same level and includes the saloon, dining room, galley and steering position, the latter two both featuring state-of-the-art equipment. The glass superstructure further enhances the bright and airy ambiance of the Voyager 61 as do the panoramic 360-degree vistas.
Similarly, the glass walls and doors used in the bathrooms below deck generate a sense of connection. This model of the Voyager has a spacious master suite with bathroom, a separate toilet and an impressive walk-in closet, while guests have their own cabin with ensuite bathroom and toilet. There is also a cabin with two single beds. All sleeping quarters have been designed to with an air of privacy and space.
While other yachts of this size may seem cramped when moving around onboard, the Voyager has a very roomy feel with wide stairs and passageways. The sense of spaciousness is enhanced by a vertical windscreen which adds almost 1.50 metres to the length of the saloon.
The new Voyager 61 performs exceptionally well and the goal to combine comfort, speed and low consumption in the best way has been met. Close cooperation with the renowned Dutch naval architect Fred Dorresteijn resulted in a hull with a minimal stern surface thanks to a keel line that tilts from front to back, minimising resistance and swell when sailing below hull speed.
As the transition from bottom to stern has the most acute angle possible, the Voyager 61 glides through the water at high speeds, limiting any unnecessary turbulence in its wake and minimising resistance and trim. The long keel of the yacht continues aft and offers excellent support when mooring, while also further improving course stability. Taken as a whole, these assets guarantee an impressive performance in line with the quality of the design and construction.
Save and secure
As a starting point, the Voyager 61 has a top speed of 22.5+ knots and offers a robust and calm performance. Different engine options are available for those who like to go even faster.
The yacht feels very safe at high and low speeds alike. The aluminium construction makes the Voyager lightweight and allows for extremely fast acceleration. A low weight also ensures superior manoeuvrability and smoothness on the water without affecting the onboard comfort.
The smart aluminium hull shape gives an economical fuel consumption of 24 litres per hour at a speed of eight knots, an achievement of which we are particularly proud.
You are warmly welcome to visit us at Van den Hoven Jachtbouw and discuss the many options available to create your very own Voyager 61.
|Name of the Ship:||18M MY Van den Hoven|
|Type of Vessel:||Pleasure Yacht|
|Builder:||Van den Hoven Jachtbouw|
|Class notation:||Catagory A|
|Lenght summer W.1.:||17,87m|
|Light ship:||41,54 ton|
|Max summer loaded draft:||1.275 m|
|Max displacement at summer loaded draft:||48,83 ton|
|Maximum speed:||21,5 knots, 40 km/h|
|Engines:||2x Volco Penta D11-725 (533 kW)|
|Type:||Aluminium planning vessel|
|Standard of survivability:||Intact stability|
|Accomodation:||6 + 2 crew|
|Also available in 70 and 79 feet|