Launched in the course of 2019 “Calypso” is from Mulder Shipyard’s ThirtySix range. The Dutch yard built it in aluminium alloys sporting an FDHF hull by Van Oossanen.
This shipyard is well known for the traditional looks of the yachts produced. La Favorite and the Wheelhouse have recently been flanked by the more classic Voyager and the modern ThirtySix. “Calypso” belongs to this latest family of yachts. It has been built on a 36 metre platform designed by Mulder with Van Oossanen Naval Architects’ studio and Claydon Reeves design studio. The famed Dutch yard provided the hull, the popular FDHF Fast displacement Hull Form used by several Dutch shipyards because of its attractive characteristics, performance and efficiency.
The modern design was initialled by Claydon Reeves studio which wanted to emphasize continuity between the interior and exterior spaces by deploying plenty of glass. Large floor to ceiling glazed panels almost extend over the entire perimeter of the main deck which allow plenty of light to penetrate the interiors while maintaining visual contact with the surroundings. All of this is guaranteed also thanks to opening topsides in line with the dining area.
This philosophy is applied everywhere involving all of the ThirtySix’s design, from cockpit level to the sun deck where cut glass glazing holding up the hardtop does not obstruct sea views. The upper deck sports a sky light which literally floods the owner’s suite below it with natural light while offering a unique view of the sky at night.
Original video by the shipyard
On board Calypso, bright interiors stand out and they’re enhanced by light pale fine fabric and essences by Vickers Studio. The decor is elegant and refined with finishes expressing a conventional atmosphere of good taste.
The main saloon features soft sofas and low standing furniture so as to interfere as little as possible with the floor to ceiling glazed panels. A well appointed bar separates this area from the dining one which is aligned with sliding glass doors and outward opening topsides.
The owner’s suite takes up the wide body section of this deck and also includes a private study, a small corner lounge in which to relax, a large bathroom sporting marble tops as well as a private external terrace. Below this deck there are three guest cabins of which one is a VIP while the other two are equipped with twin beds.
The half-deck contains the helm controls station, while aft towards the stern just a handful of steps lead out onto the sun deck. An ‘al fresco’ dining set up protected by a hard top and a hydro massage tub with space enough for eight complete the picture. Twin Caterpillar C18 engines with 1,150 HP each propel “Calypso” to approximately 17 knots.
For further information: Mulder Shipyard
by Fabiano Maresca
The sea trial was pubblished in Superyacht 66 – Summer 2020