Van Der Valk
Located in Waalwijk, the Netherlands, Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts builds a wide range of semi-custom and custom steel and aluminium-hulled motor yachts from 15 to 37 metres in length.
Yacht Builder Wim van der Valk founded the shipyard in 1968 and entered the pleasure boat market with a line of 7- to 10-metre cabin and aft-cabin cruisers.
In the mid 1980s, Wim van der Valk launched the Vitesse series of steel and aluminum, semi-displacement motor yachts, which won international acclaim thanks to their progressive design, great cruising characteristics and high resale value.
The yacht builder introduced its aft-cabin Continental I series in the 1990s and to date has produced more than 100 yachts of this design. Today, the shipyard offers three Continental series and a Continental Trawler line ranging up to 37 metres.
Wim van der Valk has built a reputation for offering high-end motor yachts at very competitive prices. Each model incorporates an extensive list of high-end options as standard equipment. Clients have the ability to completely customise interiors and exteriors to suit their individual tastes, including making modifications to the superstructure or bulwarks, or even creating a totally new design.
The Next Episode, a 27.20-metre Continental III luxury yacht, launched in 2014 featuring an exterior and interior created by Guido de Groot Design. Her semi-displacement hull is made of lightweight aluminium and is powered by triple Volvo Penta IPS-1200 D13-900, 6-cylinder engine with IPS drive technology.
Rather than relying on an army of subcontractors, Wim van der Valk builds its luxury yachts and superyachts with its own in-house staff, ensuring quality control of the finished product.