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Can anyone identify the builder of this yacht?

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  1. lovinlifenc

    lovinlifenc Member

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    Can anyone identify the builder of this yacht?

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  2. Danvilletim

    Danvilletim Senior Member

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    I like it! Looks sort of like a mochi craft 44. Older ones on yw. Are a little different.
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    It is a pity you didn't get a clear shot of what looks like the builders logo on the aft part if the deckhouse
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    Is that sling compression damage right below the two stern portholes... by the thru-hulls?
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    Yes, it appears to have sling damage on the stern section. I am curious as to the make because I do like the lines of the yacht, but that damage does raise many questions.
  6. SHAZAM

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    I've seen this boat, I'm fairly certain it's turkish built.
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    Thanks Shazam, that is a good possibility. The turks like to build wooden vessels. Maybe this one was made of balsa?
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    I just saw one exactly like it at the Annapolis Power Boat show.

    If I'm correct, it's called a Zeelander, and used to be built in Holland; however, construction has now been moved to Michigan, USA.:eek:
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    You are so right! It is a Zeelander

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  10. SHAZAM

    SHAZAM Senior Member

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    Close enough.
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    I have to hand it to the builder for keeping his people employed, but building a product for an offshore customer is a bit like throwing in the design/product development towel? It must be trully difficult to break out of the "boxes" we create for ourselves. At least it is not going to China, so my hat is off to them for that.

    Viking has a totally different business model with a decent level of success, but then again you have two incredible hard driving personalities steering the Viking and Viking Sport Cruiser vision.
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    SHAZAM Senior Member

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    I don't follow.
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    It' a Zeelander, they used to be built at wajer&wajer in Holland.

    The first one was built in Turkey but that was not top quality so it was moved to Holland.
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    SHAZAM Senior Member

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    That's what I thought.
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    I just checked their website. and now they are being built at the Tiara yard in the U.S .

    They have a nice website.
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    airbagged ?

    Is that an airbag buit into the wheel ??


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  17. PacBlue

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    Could Tiara have just gone after this market as well with a new design of their own?
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    Zeelander is going to stop producing the Zeelander at the Tiara Facility.
    They will be going back to producing them in The Netherlands
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    As an interesting note, Tiara's plant is located in the city of Holland Michigan. Tiara also built the VanDutch boats for a few years till they moved production to Marquis Yachts...anyone picking up on the Dutch theme?
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    Holland MI. Has a good history of boat building and a very good boat building work force that pre dated Chris Craft building there . They produced some of the best steel and aluminum marine welders in the states as Broward Marine cherry picked the best for their Sugatuck facility in the late 70's and eighties. Very good wood workers and many of the jobs were passed father to son and it wasn't unusual to see two or three generations of boat wrights on the production floor at the same time.