Dutch yard Van der Valk has begun construction on a new hull in its 26 metre Raised Pilothouse range.
Progress is already well advanced on the yacht, which was commissioned by a European owner who visited the Van der Valk team at the Cannes Yachting Festival last year.
The hull and superstructure are due for completion imminently while delivery is expected to take place in summer 2020.
The yacht’s interior is set to be an amalgamation of the “warm and sophisticated design” of Van der Valk’s Grey Falcon and the “clean, minimalistic appearance” of Nicostasia.
Accommodation is for a total of eight guests in a four ensuite cabin layout. There are three crew berths and a dinette for eight on the flybridge.
Elsewhere, the outdoor areas will feature a helm station, large tender and lots of sunbeds, with a hydraulic swimming platform.
Additionally, the yacht will feature the largest propulsion package on a 26 metre Raised Pilothouse yet, with twin MTU 12V 2000 1920hp M96L engines for a top speed of 26 knots and cruising speed of 22 knots.
It comes after the yard delivered the fourth hull in the series, Nicostasia, in August last year.