Dutch Shipyard Van der Valk Takes Two New Orders
Published: Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Van der Valk has taken two new orders for a 26-metre Raised Pilothouse motoryacht and an 18-metre Flybridge, which are semi custom projects that offered personalised options to clients.
(Photos: Van der Valk - Raised Pilothouse motoryacht)
With a distinctive look and a blend of modern and classic elements, the Raised Pilothouse comes with an elegant position of the elevated wheelhouse and a wide-open forward main deck area. Guido de Groot Design partnered with the shipyard the model’s interior and exterior. Delivery is planned for late spring 2017.
“We are working very closely with the Owners to ensure that everything on board reflects their particular preferences for this Van der Valk - Raised Pilothouse,” says Van der Valk Marketing Manager Yoeri Bijker. “No expense is being spared as we develop a contemporary interior together of whitewashed English oak, classic highlights and unique features. The large windows will make the interior exceptionally bright, while clean, straight lines frame the open spaces and original components. The result is going to be superb.”
The flybridge deck will sport an outdoor helm station plus sun loungers, a U-shaped lounge dinette settee to starboard and a wet bar with fridge, wine cabinet and ice maker to port. There will also be ample space for a 4.2-metre tender and waverunner.
The Owner’s cabin, situated on the lower deck, includes a walk-in wardrobe and occupies 6.2 metres of the beam. The two guest cabins will feature en-suite bathrooms and the spacious VIP section forward.
The lounge is equipped with the latest sound system by Bowers & Wilkins for realising the ideal country kitchen style. Automated sliding doors will link the lounge to a spacious outdoor area with plenty of relaxation space, including a dinette.
The galley is well equipped and the two crew cabins located forward. The flow between the raised pilothouse with its helm station and three seats, and a main deck attributes to the split-level wheelhouse arrangement. Floating steel stairs in polished stainless steel provide a graceful connection.
The motoryacht will be installed with two MTU 10V 2000 M93 engies of 1502hp each, offering a maximum speed of 25 knots for conventional shaft propulsion. Also to be installed is a Seakeeper 26 gyroscopic stabilising system that provides comfort for the passengers on board.
The Van der Valk - Flybridge is expected to be delivered in May 2017. The yacht will comprise an outdoor helm station with two pilot seats, as well as an L-shaped dinette settee and table for first-class entertaining. The mini wet bar nestled against the radar arch will round off the creature comforts in this area. There will also be room on deck for a 3.50-metre tender with crane, while the foredeck will feature ample sun beds.
(Van der Valk - Flybridge)
The main deck level includes a saloon, a well-equipped dining room and a traditional open aft area with a dinette table for six to eight. The galley to port will be placed alongside the steering station to starboard.
The full-beam Owners’ cabin amidships below deck will have a bed fitted diagonally to allow for a more spacious bathroom, and the luxurious VIP cabin will occupy the lower deck forward. The new yacht will be powered by Volvo IPS engines and include underway fin stabilisers. There is also a sauna for three people with a connected bathroom to port, as well as a utility room/office to starboard.
“While Van der Valk Shipyard has delivered a lot of larger yachts lately, we remain firmly committed to the 15-20-metre segment,” says Bijker. “This is clearly reflected in this Van der Valk - Flybridge, which will be the first ever Flybridge version of one of our yachts under 20 metres.”