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Photo credit : Johan Berkhout

Photo credit : Johan Berkhout

Dutch boatbuilder LongIsland has launched LongIsland 29 Sportsman Open. Making her debut at the HISWA in-water boat show this week, the new model is the first to be presented to the public since Dave de Groot took over the helm of the company earlier this year.

LongIsland says the new boat separates itself from former models through her contemporary open transom and substantial swim platform.

This Groot-designed 8m boat also sports the latest technologies and high-end components have been used into its construction.

Hull and superstructure are finished in a midnight metallic grey, which is perfectly complemented by the yacht’s honey-coloured Esthec decking, and fresh white caulking.

Esthec also supplied hatches, doors, and capping rail, which result in an integrated and unified look.

Key features

The Dutch builder says one of the key features of this new model is that the audio system has been installed invisibly. LongIsland explains: “The system’s radio can be conveniently operated through Bluetooth while a Digital Sound Processor easily controls volume levels. Smart phones are charged through a Bluetooth charge system, which take advantage of the newest Oi-technology.”

In addition, the 29 Sportsman Open sports an “intelligent sun pad”, which can not only be operated electrically but can also be opened on either the port or starboard side, enabling hassle-free access to the swim platform.

Another highlight of this model is the electric air compressor installed at the back of the boat. This feature has been added to help the preparation of inflatable toys.

The HISWA in-water boat show runs from today until the September 4 in Amsterdam.