The Flying Dutchmen
A "Gentleman's Racer"
Originally commissioned as Stogie, paying homage to the early part of the last century, it brought to mind the business moguls that were often portrayed with a stogie held tightly in their mouths; evidence of their power and position. That same blend of tough masculinity is still evident in this “gentleman’s racer,” styled by Van Dam to be reminiscent of some of George Crouch’s 1920’s Gold Cup Challenge race boats. In the hands of her second owner, her name was aptly changed to Whiplash…accurately representing the potential effects of her power and thrill. Currently with its third owner and now known as The Flying Dutchmen, the brash, free-spirited toughness is immediately evident in both the sight and sound of this stunner.
Specially selected Honduran mahogany is carefully fit on her hull and deck, providing the framework for custom stainless steel and chromed bronze hardware. Two modern 502 cubic inch V8 engines hide beneath her hatches, ready at the turn of a key to generate the thunderous speed of the classic racer. Though the cigar has been replaced as an icon of power and position in the world of business, this classic Van Dam will undoubtedly continue to be a celebrated symbol of nautical prestige.