Adventure is the keyword for this 18-meter timeless beauty named ‘MY K’. As the name suggests, the Mulder Healey 1800 is tailor-made for the Healey family, known from the classic English sports car brand Austin Healey. With the Mulder Healey 1800 project, a truly unique yacht has been developed for the yachting industry. Over five years the Healey family investigated to find the right partner to build their 60-feet yacht that matches the Healey DNA. In 2017/2018 , the knowledgeable Mulder team developed and constructed the Mulder Healey 1800 in all secrecy.
Sir Donald Healey, a successful car designer and rally driver, founded Healey Motor Company in 1945. Healey’s new enterprise focused on producing expensive, high-quality, high-performance cars. In the true spirit of their grandfather, the Healey Family decided to develop a high-quality, high-performance, comfortable motor yacht.
The search was focused on a shipyard that can build a highly custom yacht of high quality and that is practical, comfortable, reliable in heavy weather and build with traditional craftsmanship.
As in the spirit of the Austin Healey sports cars, the Mulder Healey 1800 is a head turning and unique yacht. It will immediately catch the eye due to the special color scheme on her hull. This is one of her recognizable attributes that reverts to the legacy of the car manufacturer.
The Mulder Healey 1800 will be widely used in harsh conditions in the rough seas around Southern England. This rigid yacht has been fully adapted and tested for cruising through high waves and during strong winds. The redesigned Deep-V hull form, by Vripack Naval Architects, in combinations with the twin 600 hp Volvo engines provides sufficient power under heavy conditions. She has a comfortable cruising speed of 20 knots and a top speed of 24 knots. Although she is completely ready for hard conditions she has still wealth of high-end details, including lots of teak and specially designed ‘Healey’ side-grill, window frames and bow plate, all made of polished stainless steel.
Besides the rough South English seas, she will also travel in the Mediterranean. In these conditions you prefer to drive the yacht from an open position. The electrically open roof and the telescopic driver’s seat and navigation seats allow you to sail the yacht from above. This modern interpretation of a flybridge has never been built on a Mulder yacht before and gives a special experience. Especially when the yacht is planing at top speed.
Her practical interior layout combines two full width bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a extensive galley and a roomy salon. The generous double guest stateroom can be cleverly split in two cabins. On aft deck the outside areas are equipped with large couches and an outdoor kitchen, largely covered by the extended roof with glass panels.
The duo-tone, metallic blue with white, color combination refers to the Austin Healey 100S.
Both side windows can be opened electrically in the saloon. Get the real outdoor feeling inside.
This modern interpretation of a flybridge has never been built on a Mulder yacht before and gives a special open-top experience.
Another reference to the car brand is the small windshield on top of the superstructure, which is also from the Austin Healey 100S.
The hull integrity is ensured with building the yacht from top-quality seawater resistant aluminium. Thicker hull plating and a strong construction of web-frames are entirely welded.
With the knowledge of insulating yachts in the well-known Dutch Superyacht Industry, the Mulder Healey is identically built up. Massive rubber plating, sound-dampening coatings and a floating interior guarantees a luxurious feeling on board.
With the preference of using natural materials, all elements of carpentry have been carefully selected by Mulder. From the finest veneer to a single piece of solid wood. Handcrafted in-house at the Mulder yard by dedicated craftsmen.