Clients asked, and Jongert clearly listened, as the Dutch builder not only has both a new motoryacht and a new sailing yacht in the offering, created based on their input, but also contracts for each.
The all-aluminum motoryacht, called the Jongert 500 LE, is the longer of the two megayachts. At 49.99 meters (164 feet), the Jongert 500 LE bears design elements from Azure Naval Architects and Guido De Groot Design. Note the hardtop, which nicely shades a lounging and dining area on the sundeck, yet also features a handful of skylights, judging from renderings made available. Inside, there’s an unexpected layout for the staterooms. Rather than positioning the master forward on the main deck, Jongert and its team showcase it aft on the lower deck, still a full-beam affair. Three guest staterooms are just forward, and an additional guest stateroom can be situated on the bridge deck, forward of the skylounge. A further welcome feature being offered for future buyers: wheelchair-accessible passageways and/or an elevator.
Performance-wise, Jongert expects top speed to be 16 knots (half load) with a hybrid power system, employing diesel-electric propulsion and Litihium-ion batteries. Jongert also selected a telescopic anchoring system, to make quick work of mooring.
As for the sailing yacht, the 3000 M, construction will be all-aluminum as well. Design comes courtesy of Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering, well-known for its sailing designs, ranging from America’s Cup competitors to daysailers to superyachts. The 30.75-meter (101-foot) Jongert 3000 M offers twists on typical sailing-yacht design, such as a fold-out beach platform. Also sure to be appreciated is the master suite, located aft and with panoramic views. Jongert anticipates the 3000 M to be capable of 13-knot speeds.
In related news, Jongert has a new after-sales service office in the South of France, serving owners and captains worldwide. Niels Lensen is running the new division. Through this office as well as Jongert’s main office, Jongert further pledges assistance with items ranging from technical problems to the need for spare parts, even provisioning and providing crewmembers.