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28.5m Van der Valk explorer yacht Venera finds new owner

27 May 2022• Written by Holly Overton

The 28.5 metre Van der Valk explorer yacht Venera is now under new ownership after her sale was completed by Eastwind Yachts and Edmiston. Splinter Fangman at Edmiston introduced the buyer while the seller was represented by Paul Moran and Marina Bondarenko at Eastwind Yachts

Van de Valk’s Venera hit the water in 2020 and is the third in the shipyard’s new generation of long-range explorers. Her design is a modern take on a trawler, which was developed in collaboration with Guido de Groot Design, Diana Yacht Design and Ginton Naval Architects, and follows on from the 25 metre Dutch Falcon and the 37 metre Santa Maria T.

Venera was asking €10,350,000 and has been renamed Blondie.

The owner of Venera opted for a raised pilothouse and a five-cabin layout with accommodation for up to 10 guests, including a main deck owner’s suite, two VIP doubles and two twin cabins. Aft crew quarters can sleep a staff of four.

Key features include a superyacht sundeck that is entirely dedicated to leisure. Guests will be able to relax around a large dining table to port or on the compact L-shaped settee while enjoying a drink from the adjacent bar area.

Power comes from a pair of 1,650hp MAN V12 diesel engines for a top speed of 20 knots and comfortable cruising at 17 knots.

Venera was asking €10,350,000 and has been renamed Blondie.