Introducing the Stratos DB50 – the most-seaworthy yacht in its class
The new Dutch shipyard Stratos Yacht is introducing its very first model at boot Düsseldorf. The 50 footer combines a superyacht standard of finish with class-leading seaworthiness and engineering.
When Bas Lengers, world renowned broker and yachting expert for over 40 years, set out to create the most-seaworthy vessel in its class, he knew he also wanted it to become the most iconic in its class. The DB50 was born after extensive research and will be presented to the general public for the first time at boot 2024.
Stratos Yacht, the builder of the DB50, collected the pre-eminent experts in their respective fields from design, naval architecture and build, and began to redefine the 50ft class of yacht. With the DB50 built to encapsulate Dutch superyacht quality, the team of Stratos’ shipyard, the naval architects of Sea Level and the designer Bernd Weel put their minds together to break down expectations for this yachting segment and create a new standard for its class.
Combining strength and style
The result is an ode to Dutch excellence, the on-water equivalent of an all-terrain vehicle – an SUV on water – made to go-anywhere and cruise with ease even in the toughest of weather conditions while achieving speeds of 36 knots. “I felt the 50 ft category needed a tough, resiliently-robust vessel, one that is truly seaworthy and built to superyacht standards,” says Bas Lengers. The DB50 is propelled by the latest twin Volvo Penta IPS systems and incorporates cutting-edge technology on board.
Combining strength and style, the DB50 is built to CE Classification A, the highest rating possible, meaning the yacht can tackle extended voyages, withstanding winds over Beaufort Force 8 and significant wave heights above four metres. The same applies to the spectacular nautical range of 400 to 450 miles.
The DB50 is equipped with the latest twin Volvo Penta IPS systems and incorporates cutting-edge technology on board. “The robust build and CE-A certified construction provides owners a safe and secure vessel,” says project designer Bernd Weel. This is a yacht with backbone. Key to Bas Lengers’ vision was the resilience and sea-going ability of the vessel. In order to meet this vision, a special grid was designed – unseen in a yacht of this size – and the hull constructed from ultra-dense composite materials, with a hardtop of lightweight carbon. Unique is that many parts are built with carbon and visible finishing.
A complete care-free experience
Personalisation of each DB50 is a driving force within Stratos’ DNA. It begins with exterior colour selection in 25 different shades flowing through to upholstery, teak and a range of interior choices. Understanding that time on the water is personal, Stratos offers easy individualization: An online configuration tool allows prospective owners to quickly configure their ideal DB50 via a few clicks; selecting from an array of options that range from upholstery colour, Decking colour, and a wide array of metallic and non-metallic exterior colours. In the tailoring process, owners can choose from three different interior styles which correlate to their preferred ambience onboard: Zen (light), Serene (medium) and Graphite (dark). The design, with its expansive sunpads, dual movement automated sunroof, and inviting alfresco dining space, lends Stratos towards long summer days cruising the Mediterranean. Impressive to guests as a high-performance, luxurious day boat, the full beam cabin with a double size berth, plus the possibility to convert two extra berths, means that this is also the ultimate yacht to dominate the sea on longer journeys. Lengers Yachts is the exclusive sales partner of Stratos Yacht and is pleased to present this new standard of vessel to the market.
“Stratos is for those who want the best of the best. In terms of service, we also want to achieve this. In doing so, we will go beyond the expected standards and offer services that will provide owners a complete care-free experience. So that they can focus on what truly counts: enjoying the thrill of getting the most out of their Stratos experience” says Brand Manager, Paul Verheij.
The DB50 will celebrate her European premiere at boot Düsseldorf from 20 to 28 of January in hall 5 at stand E21.
Length 15.06 m
Beam 4.45 m
Draft 1.28 m
Engines 2 x Volvo Penta IPS650 or 800
Maximum speed 36 kn
Cruising speed 32 kn