Three new ’style package’ interiors are helping Dutch builder drastically cut lead times
Sichterman, the new Dutch boutique yacht builder that launched in April, has set up an interior program that it claims makes it possible to build yachts considerably faster than its competitors at a set price. Sichterman CEO Bart Rehe states, “We often see that prices of yachts from our competitors rise significantly once clients start furnishing their newly acquired yacht. In collaboration with Cor D. Rover we created three detailed interior variations from which clients can select their preferred choice. Compare it with the design of a masterpiece. We deliver an artwork, but leave it to our customer to colour it. For a fixed price, so no additional costs.”
Cor D. Rover, responsible for the interior design, states: “Our job was to create three different styles, so that every customer can select a perfect fit. The common denominator of these designs is a homely and comfortable feel, without being busy or old-fashioned. This resulted in 3 types of interior styles, which are contemporary but also warm and inviting.”
The three ‘style packages’ are - Sporty Elegance, described as a “a fresh and inviting Mediterranean style, characterized by simple and romantic aesthetics of Southern European countries”; Fantastic Eclectic, described as a balance between classic and contemporary design; and Comfortable Lounging, “a warm, harmonious and inviting style, which allows you to feel at home.”
Within these styles, the client can choose from a selection of fabrics and materials, to create a unique and personal yacht.
Sichterman says that unlike other yacht builders, the interior of the boat can be built simultaneously with the development of the aluminium casco, by using mock-ups of the entire ship. As a result, Sichterman claims to be able to reduce the construction time for a yacht by up to 6 months compared to its competitors, guaranteeing the delivery of a yacht within 7 months.
Everything on the inside of the yacht is built by hand. For clients who wish to have their Sichterman tailor made, a bespoke option is also possible.
Aimed at the premium end of the market Sichterman Yachts is currently developing a unique fleet of aluminium boats from 15m (50ft) up to 26m (85ft), of which four yachts have already been sold.