A Mini Superyacht is Born, Van den Hoven Yacht Builders Proud Parents 


It might sound like a contradictory concept, but Dutch yacht builder Van den Hoven has discovered a way to offer the quality, comfort and elegance of a superyacht in a smaller yet roomy vessel. Enter the company’s new Van den Hoven 1850. Designed by yacht designer Arnold de Ruyter in partnership with John van Leuwen, the Executive 1850 offers the safety and stability that makes this motor yacht ideal for cruising in South Florida, the Florida Keys and the Bahamas as well as for making longer trips.

“The Executive 1850 is an elegant luxury yacht, just 60-feet long but a real superyacht,” says company representative, Michelle Van den Hoven. “Every detail is carefully thought out and that is reflected in the entire ship. Customers have a lot of influence on the interior design of the ship, because we are custom builders. If you do not want a very big ship, but still a lot of space, then the Executive 1850 is the best choice.”

The Van den Hoven Executive 1850 is priced at US $1,865,000.


Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.