Keizer Yachts, a new Dutch boatbuilder, has entered the market with Keizer 42. The company claims this ‘runabout’ of 42ft has already made a splash with four units sold. The model will be oficially presented to the public this summer.
The concept was devised by company owner and director Siep Keizer. The design of this 42-footer is a collaboration between Vripack and Keizer Yachts and she will be built according to own specifications at Bavaria Yachtbau in Germany.
Keizer describes this model as an “open and fast cruising, classically designed yacht”. Hull and deck are built in GRP on the basis of vacuum injection. The yacht is equipped with twin Volvo Penta or Mercruiser engines as standard. Two Volvo D6 400 engines are optional and these can deliver a top speed of around 40 knots.
Commenting on the project, Siep Keizer says: “After a career in yacht brokerage I saw possibilities for a beautifully lined yacht of about 13 metres with a completely open cockpit and a high volume interior. Our goal was to develop a modern and fast open yacht with a lot of interior space and offering great value for money.
“During the development of the Keizer 42 we took a good look at the needs of today’s water sports enthusiast. A new boat like the Keizer 42 should impress on the water through its fine line pattern. But functionality should be taken into account as well in doing so. Much attention was paid to the interior therefore, which was developed as a hotel studio. It offers generous headroom and sleeping accommodation to four people with a bathroom with toilet and shower cabin. The cockpit cover stores on top of the windscreen making it extremely practical and easy to handle,” he concludes.
Based in Dronten, Keizer Yachts was founded by Jos Brehler and Siep Keizer. The company has appointed five dealership and two service points in Europe and plans to expand the dealer network quickly.
“We started this company out of a strong passion for water sports. We have made the choice from the start to hand over sales and production to specialists. In designing and engineering the yacht we sought cooperation with the specialized company Vripack in Sneek. They have contributed to our goal to develop a beautifully lined yacht with excellent seakeeping, optimal ergonomics and a very practical interior with lots of volume,” comments co-foudner Jos Brehler.