Fourth Van Der Valk Continental Three takes shape in Waalwijk
by Chris Jefferies
This 26 metre aluminium yacht was styled inside and out by Guido De Groot and features naval architecture by Ginton. As these pictures show, her hull and superstructure have been joined and she is now ready for fit-out.
Yoeri Bijker from Van Der Valk said: “We are working very closely with the owners to ensure that everything on board reflects their particular preferences. No expense is being spared as we develop a contemporary interior of whitewashed English oak, classic highlights and unique features.”
He added that the large windows on this raised pilothouse model will make for an exceptionally bright interior with clean, straight lines to frame the open spaces.
En-suite accommodation for all eight guests is situated below decks with an owner’s cabin spreading across the entire 6.2 metre beam. Three guest cabins — two doubles and one with bunk beds — complete the layout of this area.
Meanwhile, the spacious superyacht sundeck on the new Van Der Valk Continental Three will feature an outdoor helm station, sunloungers, U-shaped seating, cocktail bar and storage space for a 4.2 metre tender. Other premium features on board include automated sliding doors and a Bowers & Wilkins sound system.
Power will come from a pair of 1,502hp MTU 10V 2000 M93 engines for a top speed of 25 knots, while a Seakeeper 26 gyroscopic stabiliser system will ensure a smooth cruising experience.