WAALWIJK _ Van der Valk Shipyard looks back on 50 years of building yachts from 15 to 40m. The company says it has lately broken new ground by “offering a completely new way of looking at space.” It has dispensed with the traditional engine room and installed its patented propulsion system well aft toward the swim platform area.
The secret lies in the clever location of the engine room. By using the integrated Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system, the ‘engine room’ is literally placed within the swimming platform, creating a tremendous amount of uninterrupted space on the lower deck.
The outcome is the Van der Valk BeachClub series that renders an “an unprecedented amount of interior volume and space for 3 ‘al fresco’ zones.” This is amplified by using lots of glass and 360-degree views from 2 lounges and the master suite. The yard builds its BeachClub series from 19 to 34m (62 to 120ft). It says its “ingenious engine layout skirts the indoor-outdoor conflict that has long burdened boats in this size range. The first 19m Van der Valk BeachClub will be delivered in Spring 2018.
“Thanks to the smart BeachClub range design, the new 660 Flybridge will provide an exceptional amount of indoor and outdoor space,” says Van der Valk Sales Director Patrick Lankhuizen. “The aim is to create something that gives clients not only an unprecedented feeling of space, but far more room.”