TUG is a 2022 Dutchcraft 56' 56 Cabin listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Christopher Cooke. Christopher can be reached at 1-772-631-7702 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Dutchcraft Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.
2022 DutchCraft 56 Cabin
Created to be the ultimate versatile platform, DutchCraft is the dream of visionary founder, Sietse Koopmans, who cruised the world on his explorer superyacht, logging over 100,000 nautical miles and 46 countries! DutchCraft is built in the same modern facilities as the renowned luxury Zeelander yachts, the sister company founded by Mr. Koopmans over 20 years ago in 2002. Decades of real-life experience on the water combined with years of yacht development from expert design and engineering teams, to create a yacht that offers superlative versatility with safety, stability, excellent performance, and extraordinary levels of comfort. The DutchCraft 56 Cabin is designed and engineered for extended cruising in open water and rugged sea conditions (CE-A rated), while her shallow 3’8” draft makes her ideal for island hopping or rafting up at the sandbar.
The DutchCraft 56 is certified in classifications required by the European Union for all new construction (and brokerage) vessels by ECB Maritime (European Conformity Bureau Nederland) and USCG, for CE-A (12-person capacity), CE-B (12p), and CE-C (36p) ratings. The CE Yacht Compliance Classification System is the European (CE stands for “Conformité Européenne”) dictating the standards for CE Certification for construction and sale of boats. These ratings refer to the Beauford Scale of wind speed and its effect on the surface of the sea. TUG is rated at the highest CE-A, with 12 persons aboard to 750-miles offshore.
You can have it all in a mid-size luxury motor yacht!
Cruise, explore, relax, entertain, fish, dive—enjoy life on the water! The amazing versatility, performance, and superyacht luxury of the DC56 Cabin can only be compared with much larger yachts! TUG's excellent accommodations layout sleeps 8 guests in 4 staterooms (or 6 guests and 2 crew) with 3 full heads in vibration and noise-free comfort. The conveniently located aft galley serves both salon and aft deck. Drop down TVs and high-end audio system provide entertainment throughout the yacht, inside and outdoors!
With the largest cockpit in her class, TUG can accommodate an array of gear and watertoys, such as scuba equipment, SeaBobs, paddleboards, bicycles, fishing gear and more without impinging on living space! Designed and built for taking on challenging seas, she is equally capable of weekend fun with family and friends at the sandbar or for sunset cocktails, serious offshore fishing and diving excursions, island hopping the Bahamas or Caribbean with her shallow 3’8” draft.
TUG is easily owner-operated with full Garmin electronics on both flybridge and pilothouse helms, plus aft docking station with joystick controls and bow thruster. Her efficient twin Volvo Penta IPS1350 engines take her to 45-knot top speed.
Starting with twin Volvo 1350 HP turbo engines to Seakeeper 9, Humphrey stabilizers, 16 Garmin screens, 3kW fish finder, autopilot, fish box, ice makers, water makers, live bait wells, IPS controls, bow thruster, extra fuel tank, 1200 nm range, ultra-super speeds and a comfort finish that allows you to fight a blue marlin while at the same time guests enjoy a martini in the wheelhouse without being aware of the action outside…or observe from a comfortable outside seat!
The DC56 Cabin has the same features as the DC56 Open but is enclosed to provide protection from the elements and climate control. Having the largest windshield for a yacht of its size, TUG offers incomparable views. Accessing the various social spaces is safe and easy with handholds, and sturdy railings, and high forward freeboard. It’s a perfectly versatile yacht for all boating activities.
The spacious flybridge features a dining table, with seating that converts to a large aft sun pad. There is a wet bar and double-wide seating at the helm console. The main deck has an additional dining table, wet bar, double-wide lower helm seating, and large sun pads on the foredeck for relaxed lounging at anchor or a thrilling view when underway. In total, there is seating for up to 36 guests onboard.
With the transom dropped down to the waterline, the vast aft cockpit deck space lends itself to all manner of uses, from fishing platform to socializing space to stowage place for toys and watercraft – even a submersible. A deluxe hot/cold pop-up shower is built into the port aft corner of cockpit deck. To the sides of this deck, two large benches conceal oversized locker units (19.7ft x 5.4ft and 9.8ft x 5.4ft) that provide storage for watersports gear and other items, on a scale that is practically unheard of in this yacht class. Approximately 16 full diving sets can be stored here, or any kind of watersports equipment from surfboards and SUPs to wakeboards and inflatable slides. For fishing enthusiasts, the huge cockpit area features an 8-rod rocket launcher with bait tray and 2 cup holders on stainless-steel pedestal; bait well and fish boxes are built-in. Eight drawers for tackle and other equipment are built into the cockpit forward bulk head along with two large Garmin displays.
A few molded steps on each side lead up to the main deck’s exterior aft deck with opposing bench seats and table, sheltered by the bridge overhang. A drop-down TV provides entertainment. The galley’s aft bulkhead window flips open with one hand for pass-through service to the aft deck for al fresco dining and cocktails. Should you need to access the engine room quickly and easily, the electronically actuated aft deck hatch can be opened in an instant.
The fully equipped aft galley is ideally positioned to service the main deck raised dinette with seating on 4 sides around a large square table on double chrome pedestals. Two overhead TV screens drop down for viewing from all seating positions. The pilothouse style lower helm with wrap around windows offers optimal visibility and a 360-degree view in the salon.
On the lower deck, there is modern, comfortable, and easily maintained accommodation for up to eight guests in four cabins (or 6 guests plus 2 crew), including an ensuite full-beam master cabin with 70’ OLED TV. Master cabin features a built-in quick-chill double bottle chiller! There are a total of three large heads with shower stalls on the lower deck, and dedicated laundry space with LG washer/dryer.
Particular attention was given to headroom on the lower deck, while noise and vibration have been minimized for comfort underway. Lower level is accessed via staircase in galley area. Aft crew quarters feature over/under bunks and an aft window to cockpit. Accommodations are beautifully appointed and comfortable. A long horizontal hull-side window provides plenty of natural light.
The DutchCraft 56 Cabin is built to a standard of excellence with unimaginable attention to detail. The challenge was designing a yacht for cruising, entertainment, and fishing all-in-one, with the luxurious comfort and amenities of a superyacht in a mid-size motor yacht. It took two hull rebuilds before TUG was born out of a Dutch boatyard in Rotterdam, Netherlands!
Apart from the brilliant use of space and luxurious comfort, the yacht had to have the ability to get to the fishing grounds before any other yacht and be able to compete in any fishing tournament with vigor, finesse, and durability a notch above all others in the DC56’s class. Engineered to take on challenging seas, her ride is stable, comfortable, and thrilling with Volvo Penta IPS950 inboards that can easily reach 38+ knots!
The hull and superstructure material is fiberglass infused with vinylester resin in a cored sandwich for lightweight strength. Build, exterior design, and engineering with sound and vibration control is by DutchCraft. Naval Architecture is by Mulder, luxury yacht builders since 1938. Built with a European CE-A rating and USCG certification.
Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.