2 Van der Valks at Cannes; Yard does well in explorers

WAALWIJK _ Van der Valk Shipyard will premier 2 yachts at Cannes this year: the 27m (88 ft.) Seawolf Explorer and the 25m (82ft.) raised pilothouse Jangada. The yard builds steel and aluminum yachts in beach club, aft cabin, flybridge, wheelhouse, raised pilothouse and explorer versions.

Explorer yachts do well globally, reflecting the emergence of more adventurous  owners who find anchoring in the Med one long yawn. The super yacht data and lifestyle magazine Boat International reports that 53 explorer projects _ averaging 47.3m (155 ft.) _ are in build right now worldwide, include 7 in the Netherlands.

Van der Valk just scored an order for a 28m (92ft.), Guido de Groot-designed Explorer motor yacht (above), its third. “We feel very honored by this order from an existing client who just completed his first season with a Van der Valk yacht,” says Marketing Director Yoeri Bijker. “About half of our new orders come from existing clients which shows they are very happy.” Delivery is set for Spring 2020.

In recent years, Vander Valk built the 25m (82 ft.)  Dutch Falcon and 37m (121 ft.) Santa Maria explorer yachts. Delivery is set for spring, 2020.

Van der Valk just delivered its 4th semi-custom Raised Pilothouse yacht (left). The 26m (85ft.) Nicostasia, another Guide de Groot design, was given outsized windows , features a beam-wide owner’s cabin on the lower deck and has 2 guest cabins.