Photos: Wim van der Valk launches Santa Maria T
by Risa Merl
Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts has given Boat International the first official yard photos of its new launch, the Continental Trawler Flybridge 37 Santa Maria T. The motor yacht is the Dutch builder’s largest yacht yet and becomes its new flagship.
Wim van der Valk’s hull No WV0106, the Continental Trawler Flybridge 37 is a full-displacement yacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Notably, she is the first-ever yacht to feature a 2-axis Anti Roll stabilising system.
Ordered in July 2013 as a 33.3 metre yacht, the project grew to 36.8 metres in order to accommodate a larger owner's cabin. While the design of the Continental Trawler was being reconsidered, the occasion was used to also extend and enlarge the saloon.
Guido de Groot is responsible for the interior and exterior design, while Ginton was called in for naval archtirecture. She will accommodate eight guests in four cabins with a full-beam master stateroom and a VIP forward. There are accommodations for six crew in three cabins.
Built in steel and aluminium, the ocean-going displacement motor yacht features a round bilge, bulbous bow hull design. Powered by twin Volvo Penta 615hp D16-MH engines, she is predicted to cruise 11.5 knots and reach 14.5 knots maximum speed.