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33m custom Van der Valk Blue Jeans makes first appearance

4 May 2022• Written by Katia Damborsky

Dutch yard Van der Valk has sent its 33 metre fully-custom superyacht project Blue Jeans down the slipway at the yard in Waalwijk, in the south Netherlands.

Designed by Guido de Groot, the all-aluminium yacht will be used for “kicking back and enjoying long days of relaxation” with family and friends, the yard said. Renderings released in January revealed a number of new details such as a circular sofa area on the sun deck with a central firepit and hidden drinks storage, as well as a foredeck "chillout lounge" with sun pads tucked into the bow, a U-shaped sofa and a dining table that pops up from the deck.

"Building a bespoke boat for clients who know exactly what they desire is a pleasure and a privilege," commented the yard. "It's exactly the kind of challenge we love to take on."

Blue Jeans is scheduled to be delivered in August 2022
Photos: Van der Valk

Guido de Groot also handled the interior concept which features higher-than-average ceilings throughout the main deck. After ascending from the swim platform, guests are greeted by an aft deck lounge with rotating sofas that can face inwards or out to sea as the vessel is underway. 

The main saloon is home to a bar, three separate seating areas and a dining area forward with a “capstan” table that can double in size to accommodate a large party of guests on cooler evenings. 

A circular sofa area features a central fire pit for cooler evenings

Alternatively, a shaded al fresco dining area is located on the sun deck, accompanied by a bar and a retractable diving board integrated into the port bulwark (another diving platform can be found on the main deck for those with a fear of heights).

While Blue Jeans falls into the mid-sized range of superyachts, the design offers a generous amount of space with accommodation for eight guests split between an owner’s suite, two VIP cabins and a twin stateroom. Further cabins can sleep a crew of four. 

The chillout lounge on the foredeck features a pop-up dining table that sits flush with the deck when not in use

Other features on board include a large garage for a Carbon Craft CC130 turbojet tender, which will be launched by a hydraulic swim platform. Power will come from two 2600hp engines for a top speed of 28 knots.

Blue Jeans was first glimpsed in June 2021 as she moved to a different shed for outfitting ahead of delivery in August 2022. Interior renderings still remain under wraps.

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