Hartman Yachts will showcase the Livingstone 24 at the HISWA boat show, which takes place August 29-September 3 in Amsterdam.
The range is named after the Scottish missionary and explorer Dr. David Livingstone, famous for his voyages around Africa and his work to abolish the slave trade. During an expedition to the Zambezi from 1858-1862, Livingstone sailed the world's first steel boat, the steam-powered Ma Robert.
The Livingstone 24 had a steel displacement hull and aluminum superstructure. The striking exterior of this motor yacht, designed by Niels van Oostenbrugge and Albert Abma of Sheerline, is inspired by classic 1930s gentleman's boats. Her Dutch roots define her minimalist look.
The yacht is fully equipped for long distance cruising. Her excellent seaworthiness and durability make her suitable for cruising even to the most remote corners of the world. To ensure comfort on board even in rough seas, the boat is equipped with Naiad fin stabilizers. She carries a luxurious tender and an extensive arsenal of water toys.
A large saloon on the main deck connects to the well appointed open galley and integrated dinette. The raised wheelhouse, which has direct access to the salon and galley, provides a 360-degree view and a cozy family seating area.
The Livingstone 24 can accommodate up to nine guests in its four cabins. The master stateroom forward boasts a king-size stateroom, one guest stateroom is equipped with a double, another with two singles, and a third with one bunk bed.
The fully enclosed hardtop aft deck has an al-fresco dining area, grill and access to a large sundeck that can be covered with an awning for protection from the sun.
The Livingstone 24, which will make her HISWA debut, is powered by a single propeller and a 345hp MAN engine that allows 3,000 miles on a single tank at 11 knots. The yacht is equipped with two propellers and two motors as standard.
An inboard mooring system with two pile anchors allows the yacht to anchor off the unequipped shore without dropping the anchor.