Hogewoerd 122, 2311 HT Leiden, The Netherlands

January 2nd, 2015

The technical sea trials of the all-aluminum Mulder 98 Flybridge have been successfully concluded. The 30-metre custom-built Mulder with its stunning round-bilged hull achieved a maximum speed of 22 knots; two knots more than expected. The sound levels of the 98-footer were also impressively quiet.

January 1st, 2015

Guido de Groot Design is currently working on a complete makeover for the classic motor yacht SYLVIANA (ex Ragazza, Hiba, Aruba II).  Originally built by CRN Ancona in Italy in 1979, her extensive refit will include a 4 meter aft extension that will bring her to a length of nearly 40 meters.

October 7th, 2014

In September, 4 yachts designed by Guido de Groot were exhibited at 3 major international boat shows.  The first being HISWA, an in-water boat show in Amsterdam, where the Mulder Shipyard presented 2 yachts: the Mulder 98’ flybridge and the Mulder Favorite 1500.

September 2nd, 2014

Guido de Groot Design has over the years worked on a number of refit projects. Recent projects include an interior refit carried out at the Moonen shipyard in Holland and an interior refit for the 32m “Mengi Yay” Motor yacht, renamed MY “Y” which was carried out by the sme shipyard in their facilities in Tuzla, Turkey. The refit project for MY “Y” was developed together with Yacht Marine – Management and Brokerage, who did the project management in Turkey.

September 1st, 2014

Guido de Groot Design has recently had the chance to work on two challenging yacht interior projects based on two interior styles from the beginning of the 20th century; “Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

A little research into Art Nouveau shows that it manifested itself mainly in Europe at the turn of the last century (1890-1910). It was known by different names in different parts of the continent; le style moderne originally in France, modernisme (in Catalonia, Spain), Jugendstil in Germany (young style), Secession in Austria, Stile Liberty in Italy and Nieuwe kunst ("new art") in the Netherlands. It came to an end just before World War I, and was replaced by the more rectilinear Modernist style, which was perceived as easier to produce and this in turn, with its machine aesthetic, led onto Art Deco. Art Deco is regularly the source of inspiration to designers, for reasons that are in my mind easy to understand. Spectacular buildings such as the iconic Chrysler building in New York, beautiful cars such as the Cord 812, interiors of ocean liners such as the Normandie, and the designs of Raymond Loewy all still stimulate designers and the owners of many yachts, by their glamour.