Updated on July 10th, 2023
Photo by Niels Molenkamp
With over 50 years of experience in building seaworthy steel and aluminum yachts up to 120 feet in length, the Dutch shipyard Holterman today creates boats unique in its segment. The shipyard’s model range is not very diverse, but all models currently available will easily provide you with everything that you would like to get from a motor yacht.
We will not even mention the excellent quality of the boats, because they are built in the Netherlands, so there is nothing to complain about, everything is perfect. But there is also great news for reliability lovers: Holterman builds the hulls of his yachts from either aluminum or steel.
If you, like us, appreciate the traditional beauty and elegance of classic boats, then you have come to the right place. The design of these boats was completely developed by the Trimm team.
These beautiful 16m steel yachts are true Dutch cruisers for inland water travel enthusiasts. At the same time, their high seaworthiness will easily allow you to make a coastal cruise in any weather.
These boats are amazing not only for their performance, but also for being true exploration yachts with extended range and increased reliability, which is facilitated by the duplication of all major systems. The aluminum body and high fault tolerance make them ideal for high latitudes.
The main idea of the designers was to collect a wide range of functions in a relatively small yacht. One of the most notable exterior features of the yacht is the aft deck which, thanks to the tender’s wet launch system, can carry a 10m RIB. The same launch system can be transformed into a 5m depth-adjustable pool.
And yes, these yachts are beautiful. The Scandinavian-type cabin with reverse slope of the glazing is especially attractive. Other design elements in the trawler style are also striking. The superb interior was designed by Trimm studio.
Holterman pays great attention to the impact on the environment, so the teak was replaced with a high-tech counterpart. The amount of exhaust is reduced as much as possible due to the design of the hull and the fact that range is preferable to speed.
Two 750 hp engines capable of reaching a maximum speed of 15 knots, however, to achieve a cruising speed of 9 knots, only 15% of the installed power is required. This provides a range of 2,400 nautical miles, more than many trawlers. The lithium battery pack will also allow the yacht to spend the night without shore power or a generator.
Holterman 60 Governor
An elegant cruising boat similar to the Commander series, but 18.38 meters long.
Holterman Classic Hybrid
Like the Governor, it only comes in one size: 21.6 meters. This classic steel hulled gentleman’s yacht is a design gem from Trimm. Exclusive luxurious design is not everything. The boat is fully electric, but is equipped with a backup generator that can turn on in case of complete discharge of the batteries.
Considering how great yachts Holterman offers, we look forward to further development of the company and the release of new boat models.