Van der Valk Shipyard signs two new yacht orders

Following a successful boat show season, Van der Valk Shipyard has announced the signing of two semi-custom orders in quick succession.

The first of the two is for a 26m Van der Valk Raised Pilothouse, which according to the shipyard will have “a distinctive look, blending a modern style with understated classic elements”. 

Her layout includes an elevated wheelhouse position and wide-open forward main deck area, devised by Guido de Groot Design together with the owner.

On board, she has a contemporary interior of whitewashed English oak, and is “exceptionally bright”, thanks to her large windows. She offers a split-level wheelhouse that creates a “natural flow” between the raised pilothouse and main deck via floating stainless steel stairs, and continued through her lounge, which is also linked to her outside area with sliding doors.

Her flydeck offers an outdoor helm, plus sun loungers, dinette settee and wet bar, plus she also accommodates a 4.2m tender and waverunner. Below deck she has a full-beam owners’ cabin with walk-in wardrobe, a spacious VIP cabin forward, and two further guest cabins that are en-suite. Crew accommodation is located forward on the main deck. 

The second order is for an 18m Van der Valk Flybridge, which according to the shipyard will have “an unprecedented degree of luxury for an 18m motoryacht”. She is the first ever Flybridge version under 20m, and is expected for delivery in May 2017. 

The Flybridge also offers an outdoor helm station, dinette settee, table and wet bar, while her deck accommodates a 3.5m tender with crane and ample sun beds.

Van der Valk explained, “All the day spaces are grouped on the main deck level, including the saloon, dining room and open aft area with table for eight. The galley to port is placed alongside the steering station to starboard.

“Unusually for such a lean boat, the new Van der Valk Flybridge boasts a sauna for three people with a connected bathroom to port, as well as a utility room/office to starboard.” 

Also on board is a full-beam owner’s cabin amidships, where a bed is fitted diagonally to allow for a more spacious bathroom. The VIP cabin occupies the lower deck forward.

For more information, visit Wim Van der Valk

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