In the past year, we have worked
hard at the shipyard to develop a brand new top model. The 17,05-metre
yacht is the largest Super Lauwersmeer in more than 50 years of our
shipyard's existence. As befits a top model, ‘Project 54’ is brimming
with innovation, including a revolutionary new development.
At Super Lauwersmeer, 'enjoying the water, but with all the
comforts of home' is anchored in our DNA. As a yacht builder, we are
masters at turning your water sport dreams into reality. Customisation
in top quality is the standard. By listening carefully to our customers
and building dream yachts together with them, an increasingly strong
image of a new member of the Super Lauwersmeer family has emerged over
the past few years.
Together with yacht architect Arnold de Ruyter,
shipyard owner Louis Jousma worked on the concept. He and his brother
Bastiaan have been at the helm of this shipyard for two decades, which
was established in 1969. Unique to Super Lauwersmeer is that the
brothers build everything themselves. This has earned them much praise
from the international media and expert juries. The design is
recognisably Super Lauwersmeer, but clearly from the next generation.
'With Project 54, we listened carefully to
our customers and looked at recent developments in yacht building and
beyond,' says Louis Jousma. ‘People are becoming accustomed to more
luxury and comfort at home, but also when they are on holiday. We are
now translating that into a new top model,’ adds Bastiaan.
'Unique to Project 54 is her layout that combines
the best of an aft cabin yacht and an open cockpit yacht. This includes a
very unique feature, but we will tell you more about that later', says
Revolutionary underwater hull
What the shipyard does want
to say about the model is that it has a brand new underwater hull
developed in collaboration with Van Oossanen. Thanks to this unique
underwater hull, ‘Project 54’ can sail faster but also more
economically, without the need for huge engines. The concept is
somewhere between a displacement yacht and a planing yacht and is built
of steel. 'It is truly a revolution in yacht building. Something that
has never been done before in this segment,' says Louis, who is
responsible for technical development at Super Lauwersmeer. 'With
Project 54, it is possible to overtake a cargo ship without pulling a
huge stern wave,' he continues.
Super Lauwersmeer has already sold
two ‘Project 54's; based on the blueprints. The construction of the ship
has also started. Next year, the first ship will be launched. Until
then, Super Lauwersmeer will reveal increasingly more details about,
what they are calling, ‘their most revolutionary model ever’. In the
run-up to the launch, the definitive name of the top model will also be
You don’t want to make any concessions regarding your carefree enjoyment. The Super
Lauwersmeer yachts are all designed to achieve this primery goal. Due to our extensive
experience with clients and the accumulated know-how, we have been constantly improving
our yachts throughout the years providing them with all modern amenities and luxury
facilities. Please find below the selection of our luxury equipment so that you can
fully enjoy your Super Lauwersmeer SLX54 every time you stay aboard.
A 'Mega yacht, yet compact in size' and 'A truly, very special ship' is how two German water sports media describe the SLX54. Journalists Peter Marienfeld and Claus D. Breitenfeld stepped aboard with us and published a brilliant story in the magazines they write for.
According to one of Holland's tastiest coffee brands, the best ideas start with a cup of coffee. As far as the development of the SLX54 is concerned, this certainly holds! Bastiaan and Louis Jousma headed to Germany for a good cup of coffee with Mr and Mrs Willering in 2021. After the black gold was poured, they presented their plans for a revolutionary new Super Lauwersmeer model, the SLX54. 'I saw the potential and, as a pioneer at heart, I was keen to be the investor for this unique project.'
Following its world debut in Düsseldorf, the Powerboat of the Year 2023 will celebrate its in-water premiere at Motorboot Sneek. During the weekend of 14, 15 and 16 April, the innovative motor yacht will be on display in the water sports capital of the Netherlands.
An international jury has named the Super Lauwersmeer SLX54 "Powerboat of the Year 2023". During a gala night at Boot Dusseldorf, the jury – made up of renowned water sports journalists – crowned Super Lauwersmeer's new top model as the boat of 2023.