Van der Valk delivers 27m Anemeli to experienced yachtsman
Published: Thursday, 24 August 2017
Dutch shipyard Van der Valk has launched the 27m displacement motor yachts Anemeli for an owner with over 30 years of boating experience.
(Photos: Van der Valk - 27m Anemeli)
Started in January 2016, the all-aluminium Anemeli was delivered on schedule in June. With interior and exterior design by Guido de Groot and naval architecture by Jaron Ginton, she is one of the first Van der Valk yachts to feature a fast displacement hull design. She also integrates some specific requirements by the owner.
The motoryacht features a round-bilged fast displacement hull – painted in a silver metallic colour, with a 6.72m beam.
In an unusual twist, a bulb on the submerged section extends the waterline around Anemeli’s submerged body, creating the effect of a longer hull and increasing her speed and efficiency. Another divergence from previous Van der Valk vessels in this size range – and a distinct part of the owner’s brief – is the location of the tender storage on a multifunctional Opacmare Transformer platform aft. This also features a pantograph system and a gangway/passerelle/swimming platform that is also suitable for baggage transport.
The flybridge boasts an outdoor steering position, a large U-shaped dining area, a shaded wet bar with several stools and pantry, and a sunbathing area. Meanwhile, the main deck forward is occupied by a large informal sitting space and sun pads.
The interior is executed predominantly in cherrywood. The main deck has a wide exterior area aft that centres on a dining table. The saloon includes a nook with a dinette focused on an extendable table. Halfway inside, the floating spiral staircase leading up to the flybridge has a see-through structure. Doors on either side open onto the gangways. The galley to starboard is well-equipped. An indoor steering position to forward is flanked on the starboard side by a hangout space for guests who enjoy watching the action at the helm.
Below deck, Anemeli boasts four cabins with ensuite facilities. The master suite amidships covers the full 6.72m beam and is flanked by two twin guest cabins and a large double VIP suite forward. There is a compact crew area in the bow reached directly via a custom hatch on the main deck forward. The lazarette aft of the engine links to a large freezer to port (at the explicit request of the owner, a keen fisherman) and a utility room with washing machine, drier and extra storage to starboard. The lazarette is also home to diving gear, two SeaBobs and an oversized bathing platform.
Anemeli is the first aluminium yacht from the shipyard to be fitted with MAN 1900 V12 engines. These are the heaviest, most powerful engines supplied by MAN Rollo for a yacht to date, and have only been available on the market since September 2015. Half-loaded, the yacht can deploy a maximum speed of more than 30 knots.
Anemeli is also the first boat in Europe to sport the VG120 gyro stabiliser by VEEM, which uses multiple smart control algorithms to ensure optimal stability and operation in a wide range of conditions.
Her generators are twin 32kW Northern Lights. Anemeli has Lloyd’s approval for the construction and welding plan, as well as full MCA-MGN-280 Vessel operating Category 2 certification.