Our latest video highlights the 44′ Zeelander Express expressing some of the latest innovations in sport cruising yacht design.
Incorporating elegant, sleek lines found on bigger luxury motor yachts, the Zeelander 44′ is a standout, classic sports cruiser turning heads at boat shows and marinas around the world. Proudly made in the United States, its rounded transoms, functional accents, and sexy design, are raising its profile very quickly amongst knowledgeable buyers — both locally and abroad.
Video Length: 3 min / 50 sec. See tour descriptions below.
Zeelander Z44 Running | :07
The Zeelander Z44 turns heads as she elegantly glides by envious bystanders lucky enough to catch a glimpse of her. With her twin standard Volvo Penta IPS 500s (375hp) with pod propulsion, the Zeelander Z44 will reach maximum speeds of 30 to 34 knots. With optional Volvo Penta IPS 600s (435hp), she’ll top 38 knots and cruise at 28 knots. Her cruise range is about 300 to 400 nm. She is a result of a dream team collaboration of naval architect Frank Mulder and famed designer Cor D. Rover.
Zeelander Z44 Specifications | :44
The Zeelander Z44’s LOA measures 44’, and her beam 13’. As mentioned, depending upon power configuration, her cruising speed will average around 30 knots and her maximum speed at 36 knots. This particular featured model year is 2012. She’s a cruiser express.
Zeelander Z44 Exterior | :46
This particular model (Zeelanders are completely customizable) of the Zeelander Z44 features a Garnet Red exterior covering her lightweight composite construction of Kevlar and carbon fiber. Other high-gloss, starburst metallic options are Bentley Blue, Stunning Gold, Cocoa Brown, Majestic Blue, RR Titanium, Velvet Green, Sea Mist Green and Sable Black. Low profile seamless stainless rails contribute to the classic, attractive styling. Both the cap rail and the radar dome are laminate, dipped in film process for easy maintenance. Faux wood graining finished in automobile clear coat frames the window lines (again for beautiful looks, easy upkeep). Superyacht portholes allow light into the master, bath, galley and VIP. A retractable sunshade and enclosure provide protection from the elements. An attractive 45-degree soft slope on the transom helps complete the sexy look of the Z44. In fact, you won’t see many right angles or harsh corners anywhere on the vessel. Boarding takes place over the transom when the swim platform is down or via her sidedecks. Sophisticated and sporty are her hallmarks.
Zeelander Z44 Cockpit | 1:00
A rear-facing L-shaped settee protected by the retractable sunshade completes the cockpit lounge experience which also includes an all-weather C-shaped settee aft along the transom. The decking is covered in Esthec for a teak-deck look without the intense maintenance.
Zeelander Z44 Transom | 1:10
The graciously sloped transom folds out and then down, creating a convenient swim platform (also in Esthec composite) that doubles as a popular sunning spot. The high-low table serving the aft settee can be converted to a large sunpad as well.
Zeelander Z44 Wheelhouse | 1:27
You’ll note raised seating on a C-shaped settee protected by a zipped enclosure in the wheelhouse that provides 360-degree views and access to the natural environment. Here a dinette provides a surface for dining, entertaining or a good old-fashioned game of cards. (If it seems like there is a lot of seating, there is! The Zeelander 44 can accommodate up to 14 for entertaining—but not sleeping
The luxury Grammer helm chair swivels to engage with guests when not underway. Zeelander has left no detail behind, evident in the wine locker contained in the wheelhouse dinette. The area also boasts a wet bar and sink with hot and cold water and small refrigerator and freezer. Arm’s reach controls and navigation are state-of-the-art, including Volvo electronic engine controls, electronic steering, joystick control, engine monitoring, alarm pane, QL trim tab control, compass and radio/CD player with USB connection. An oversized sunroof above the helm opens to allow additional fresh air and sunlight in when desired. Note the rich solid woods, glove stitched leather and book matched veneers throughout.
Zeelander Z44 Galley | 2:28
Belowdecks, a fully-equipped galley with refrigerator, freezer, combination convection microwave/oven, ceramic hob two-burner stove, Corian counter and sink with hot and cold water mixer tap is illuminated by two, superyacht portholes.
Zeelander Z44 Belowdecks Dinette| 2:36
A Coral Reef Red and Oyster White interior ensemble cheerfully greets owners and guests as do raw teak floors, book matched veneer cabinetry, solid wood accents, glove stitched leather and the finest fabrics—all complemented by stainless hardware and accent pieces. Surprisingly, head room below in most parts is 6’8”! Here the dinette is shown lowered into a queen bed as VIP quarters, illuminated by starboard superyacht portholes. Note how it can easily be transformed back into a dinette.
Zeelander states that each piece of furniture is individually crafted before being fitted into the vessel. It then gets removed and veneered before final application of lacquer that brings out the beauty of the wood.
Zeelander Z44 Master | 2:44
Forward of the galley, a master with a queen-sized island berth and bench settees port and starboard await. Generous storage is available under the bed and overhead with a hanging locker port side. Superyacht portholes allow light into the master cabin both port and starboard. The head with separate shower stall is shared with the master and VIP.
Zeelander Z44 Exterior Running Shot | 3:01
The Zeelander Z44 offers a smooth, comfortable ride and exquisitely graceful appearance.