Nautical Dreams

The long, sensual lines of the 48’ Zeelander 5 flow seamlessly from the bow to the stern with a jutting, insouciant transom that gives the impression of a jungle cat poised to leap — into the sea, that is.
Words // Bill Lindsey | Photos // c/o zeelander | January 28, 2022 | Luxury

Stepping aboard the Zeelander 5 is like entering into a floating pleasure palace at sea. The cockpit features ample seating areas with doors on either side for boarding dockside. At anchor, the transom folds out and down to allow easy access to the water. Entering the salon, a retracting roof allows the sunshine or moonlight to illuminate the lushly appointed interior. The compact galley adjacent to the dining set keeps the owner and guests well-fed while on the water. The helm features a full 360 degrees of visibility and is thoughtfully equipped with Volvo’s Assisted Docking system for no-stress docking in even the tightest berths. Powered by either a brace or a trio of Volvo Penta powerplants for up to 1,450 hp, the Zeelander 5 has an impressive top speed of 45 mph. With the throttles wide open, Zeelander’s ingenuous soundproofing reduces engine noise to a bare murmur; at anchor it reduces the sound of the generator to just a miserly 46Db. Zeelander offers four interior layouts and will accommodate owners to create a 100% custom design. Standard overnight accommodations include a guest suite equipped with a V-shaped bed and adjacent head with shower. The owner’s cabin is located fully aft to make full use of the 14-foot beam with a huge walkaround bed, dressing area, private head, a large-screen TV mounted to allow in-bed viewing and generously sized windows to bring the day — or night — inside. All of this adds up to make the Zeelander 5 an ideal floating weekend getaway;

“The whisper-quiet Zeelander 5 is effortlessly powerful and dangerously seductive — with endless options for personalization.”