Bloemsma Van Breemen Megayacht Project BN 141 Nearing Launch


In about two months’ time, Bloemsma Van Breemen will splash the second-largest yacht in its history, a 144-foot (43.9-meter) motoryacht designed by Vripack and Pieter Beeldsnijder.

The steel-hulled megayacht was signed a few years ago, initially intended to be christened Free Spirit upon delivery in late 2009. However, work was halted due to the global recession. Construction began again last year, with the megayacht now referred to as BN 141 or alternately BVB 44, the latter standing for “Bloemsma Van Breemen” and the LOA in meters.

When BN141 launches in June, the megayacht will have many of the same features originally planned, like an upper-deck master suite. The configuration has changed a bit, eliminating an internal private lounge, but preserving private alfresco space. The suite also remains fully forward, in place of the traditional wheelhouse, which is one level down and up a few steps from the rest of the main deck.


The megayacht’s eventual owners and eight guests will also get use of a skylounge (pictured above), main saloon (pictured below), and formal dining area, all of which Beeldsnijder has outfitted in warm tones of wood. Of course, since megayachts are meant for soaking up the great outdoors, the sundeck promises to be a popular place, too. A hot tub, sunning spaces, a bar, and a grill accompany room for additional furnishings like a dining table.

Other noteworthy features include windows that can darken at the flick of a switch. That will come in handy if movie nights are held aboard, or even when the owners and guests simply wish to watch video they took of the day’s adventures on the watertoys. As for those toys, the usual assortment of PWCs can be housed in the stern garage. A RIB can also be stowed aft of the skylounge.


Eight crewmembers plus a captain are all to be housed below decks aboard the 30-foot-wide (9.3-meter-wide) megayacht. The engineer should appreciate having safety gear and backup systems contained in their own compartment on the tank deck, separate from the engine room, to keep things uncluttered. That compartment is partly beneath the four guest staterooms.

With an 8’9” draft at half load (2.7 meters), BN 141 is expected to also cruise at 14 knots and have a best range of 3,500 nautical miles, powered by twin Caterpillars. She’ll remain beneath the 500-gross-tons threshold, too.

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