There’s a good reason why all those people you see aboard the Mulder 34m Motoryacht are celebrating. The steel hull and aluminum superstructure had just been joined together. It marked an important milestone for the largest Mulder Shipyard project to date.
The Mulder 34m Motoryacht, 111’6” LOA, isn’t just the Dutch builder’s largest in terms of size. She’s also the highest tonnage, 315 gross tons. That further makes her the yard’s first yacht to exceed the 300-gross-ton threshold.
The hull and superstructure were built offsite and fastened together outside of Mulder’s facility in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk. The plumb-bowed Mulder 34m Motoryacht was then fitted with her gensets and twin Caterpillar engines. (A displacement yacht, she should top out at 13 knots.) Following this, she was floated inside of the finishing shed. Since the interior was already being assembled, work should continue to progress well.
With a 26’3” beam, the Mulder 34m Motoryacht bears naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects and styling and interior design by Claydon Reeves. An owner’s party of eight can stay aboard, in convertible cabins. Two staterooms have twins that push together for doubles. There are also essentially two master suites, one below decks and one on the main deck. They’re close in size, too: 344 square feet (32 square meters) and 301 square feet (28 square meters). The below-decks master spans the full beam and has large ports. The other features a skylight. Seven crewmembers are also accommodated.
Speaking of light, the Mulder 34m Motoryacht brings in plenty of sunshine thanks to full-height glass flanking the dining area. The starboard-side glass is within sliding doors, too. That in turn leads out to a folding balcony.
This first hull has been sold. For now, Mulder refers to her as BN100. Her owner will take delivery next summer. She’ll meet RINA classification and further comply with the LY3 requirements of MCA. Her seven-foot (2.15-meter) draft shouldn’t restrict her from many ports.
The builder has a terrific video of the joining of the hull and superstructure.