Saffier Se33 / European Boat of the Year 2022

In the ‘Special Yachts’ category, the Saffier Se33 has been voted as ‘European Yacht of the Year 2022’. 24 boats were nominated in 5 categories and 5 boats were nominated in the ‘Special Yachts’ category. The awards have grown to include 12 judges from sailing magazines across Europe, each leading voices on boat testing in their respective countries. The Netherlands was represented by Marinus van Sijdenborgh de Jong of sailing magazine ‘Zeilen’. The yachts are all tested during trials which took place in Barcelona last Autumn. The result is the largest, most influential and widely respected boatbuilding prize worldwide.
Normally the awards would be presented at a special event during the opening evening of the Dusseldorf Boat Show in January. This year it was a virtual presentation on Friday 21 Januari 2022.

The jury report was full of praise: Saffier is another yard which will not rest on its laurels and keeps improving and improving. Just when you think it’s found the perfect daysailer formula, it adds more and more refinement, from the design to the first class finish throughout. The SE33 is an absolute joy to sail (and can provide a thrilling ride too), while the Dutch yard’s incredible sales figures bear witness to its looks and functionality. It’s really saying something when a yard can win the same prize in back to back years for a similar product. Chairman of the jury, Jochen Rieker from Yacht explains: “Following-up from the previous year winner, SE 27, the 33 not only follows a proven concept. She actually beats the high standards the yard has established. “In other words: She is not just bigger but that extra little better in any respect that there simply was no other choice than awarding the Dutch design again. And rightly so: stunning performance, great feel, loads of stability, beautiful lines and an interior that wants you stay longer than just for a day or so. Simply, absolutely, crazy wow!”

The current Saffier’s are developed by Dean and Dennis Hennevanger and Satellite Yacht Design. It is fantastic and a great honor when this work results in such a prestigious award.

And the winners are!

 

 

The Saffier Se33 Life is launched

At the beginning of October, the Saffier Se33 Life was launched and the first sea trials took place. After the Saffier Se37 Lounge and Saffier Se27 Leisure, the Saffier Se33 Life is the latest boat in the range designed by Satellite Yacht Design and Dean and Dennis Hennevanger. The result is a recognizable daysailer, which can easily be sailed by one person, but which also has everything for sporty and comfortable sailing.

The Saffier Se33 Life is, as described above, a continuation of the Se37 and Se27, but again with new gadgets, such as an integrated folding anchor and an integrated retractable swim ladder. Furthermore, all gadgets are also present on this boat, such as all halyards and trim lines below deck to central winches in the cockpit, a good comfortable seat behind the steering wheels, cup holders, a refrigerator flush mounted in the aft deck, a spacious entrance to the cabin and the chic spacious interior, where every comfort is present, such as a refrigerator, espresso machine, a 1-burner electric cooking facility, a sink, a toilet and good seats and beds. Indirect lighting provides an atmospheric ambiance in both the cockpit and the interior.

There are two interior versions, the couple version and the family version. One has a closed toilet room and a galley at the cabin entrance and the rest is completely open. The other version has a galley by the main bulkhead, with a toilet aft of the galley.

The Saffier Se33 has been nominated for European Boat of the Year, for which the boat will be tested by the international press in the autumn in Barcelona. All information about the Saffier Se33 can be found on the Saffier Yachts website.

Sine Metu 41 / Turning of the Hull

Last week in Sneek the hard chine hull of the Sine Metu 41 was turned at Koopmans Kasko’s. This 41-footer is designed by Satellite Yacht Design and delivered completely in 3d drawing to a company that converted the parts into a plate package. Koopmans assembled the hull in a month.

Saffier Yachts presents the new Saffier Se33 Life

The Dutch boatbuilder Saffier Yachts introduce a new 33 feet sailing yacht in the elegance range. We’re proud to be involved in the design and development of this new yacht. After the new Saffier Se37 and the Saffier Se27 the new Saffier Se33 will replace the existing 33ft. The key features of the new Saffier Se33 Life are:

  • Easy single handed sailing
  • Fast hull design
  • Fine art of luxury
  • Large clean and comfortable cockpit
  • Integrated smart technology

Within three weeks the yard will expose more details about the newest model. In the video below, Kay Heemskerk – Sales & Marketing Manager at Saffier Yachts will tell you everything about our new philosophy of high-end day sailing.

More information: Saffier Yachts

Saffier Se27 / European Boat of the Year 2021

In the ‘Special Yachts’ category, the Saffier Se27 has been voted as ‘European Yacht of the Year 2021’. 19 boats were nominated in 5 categories and 3 boats were nominated in the ‘Special Yachts’ category. The awards have grown to include 12 judges from sailing magazines across Europe, each leading voices on boat testing in their respective countries. The Netherlands was represented by Marinus van Sijdenborgh de Jong of sailing magazine ‘Zeilen’. The yachts are all tested during trials which took place in Kiel, Cannes and La Rochelle last Autumn. The result is the largest, most influential and widely respected boatbuilding prize worldwide.
Normally the awards would be presented at a special event during the opening evening of the Dusseldorf Boat Show in January. This year it was a virtual presentation on Friday Januari 2021.

The jury report was full of praise: The evolution of Saffier Yachts. The day sailor is just as fast and well-balanced as a pure racing yacht and in the right hands reveals even more qualities. At the same time, the boat is also provided with the comfort of a luxury yacht – as far as it fits just 27 feet. The boat has a simplicity and finesse, which is unique to the market. Developed to the maximum, refined to perfection; a winner pur sang.

The current Saffier’s are developed by Dean and Dennis Hennevanger and Satellite Yacht Design. It is fantastic and a great honor when this work results in such a prestigious award.

Trials Saffier Se27 Leisure

March 21, we had the trials of the Saffier Se27 Leisure for the coast of IJmuiden. With a breeze of 20-25kts we sailed downwind with a speed of 15kts. The boat has passed the test well and last week the Saffier Se27 Leisure was tested by various sailing magazines.

for the movie click here or on the photo.

RSC1900 almost finished

The RSC1900 is nearing completion. The RSC1900 will be launched this summer. the interior is being finalized at the moment.

Saffier Se37

Saffier maritiem delivered the Saffier Se37 in a new color to  a Swiss customer. It was also the first production boat of this type. The last month, Saffier maritiem optimized all the moulds and can deliver the next month all the Se37’s which are ordered.

Orion / Gebroeders van Enkhuizen

From 1 April the ‘Gebroeders van Enkhuizen’ are the exclusive builders of the Orion yachts. At the moment, there are three versions of the Orion. The original Orion 54 was later reduced to the Orion 49 and it was built in two versions. A deck saloon (cruiser) version was delivered in 2017 and a version with a smaller structure (explorer) will be launched this month. The ‘Gebroeders van Enkhuizen’ is a renowned family business and is best known for the ‘Noordkaper’. Website Gebroeders van Enkhuizen

 

TEN, 1, 2 and 3 in ORC3 Hainan Regatta

During the Hainan regatta 2019, the TEN finished first, second and third in the ORC3 class.