Sleek Perfection

Just as the first Porsche 911 bears a striking resemblance to the latest offering from Stuttgart, so too has Zeelander’s iconic yacht design evolved, while remaining true to its roots. Both epitomize style, grace and sensuality.
Words by Bill Lindsey | October 30, 2019 | Lifestyle

With a LOA of 72, the latest offering from Zeelander combines everything that makes a classic 25’ Northeastern dayboat so delightful to behold and then expands it into a “pocket superyacht” that could well be the ultimate waterfront residence. The Z72 has more curves than Sofia Vergara, producing a profile that draws admiring glances whether alongside the dock or carving a wake across Biscayne Bay. The yacht’s sensually-flared hull and sloping transom give it a distinctive profile. A close inspection reveals a vast amount of real estate below deck. Three staterooms, each with its own head, a well-equipped galley, an open-air salon and a magnificent helm provide ample personal space for guests and the owner. Notable features include the side-entry garage, sized to house a 16’ RIB tender and a brace of PWC, and the extending swim platform, which becomes a virtual “teak beach” complete with a sun-shielding cabana. Powered by three Volvo Penta 1,000 h.p. turbodiesels, the Z72 goes as good as it looks, with a top speed of 40 knots;