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Van der Valk delivers 25.5m Dutch Falcon

4 January 2023

The 25.5 metre flybridge yacht Dutch Falcon has been delivered from Netherlands-based shipyard Van der Valk. She was handed over to an experienced yachtsman who has built more than 20 boats in his lifetime. 

The superyacht has been built in aluminium to a design by Cor D. Rover. The Dutch design studio has reimagined the yard's popular Flybridge range and emphasised a cleaner, more streamlined profile with long stretches of glass and low gunwales that let in plenty of light. The yacht is finished in a multi-dimensional "Horizon Blue" shade that was selected by the owner.

Carla Guilhem has helmed the yacht's interiors, drawing experience from her success in designing fellow Van der Valk superyacht Lady Lene. The yacht's colour palette has been kept subdued and refined, with touches of gold and blue and plenty of curved lines and organic forms. Materials include suede, leather and natural oak.

The main deck stretches across a single flush level, and incorporates a formal dining area for eight, a lounge area and bar. All of the furniture in the main saloon is not attached to the side walls in order to promote a feeling of space and freedom.

Accommodation is spread across an impressive five cabins, including a full-beam owner's suite with a vanity-cum-office area. There are a further two doubles, one VIP and a convertible cabin that can operate as a double or a twin. A two-person crew cabin in the bow can also serve as a children's cabin, demonstrating the flexibility of the layout.

In terms of alfresco living, the yacht has a large 4.5 metre aft deck with a dining area and lounge chairs, and this space can also be used for launching and recovering a Williams 395 SportJet tender. The foredeck plays host to a large sunbathing area and the flybridge volunteers another dining area aft of the exterior helm station.

Dutch Falcon can reach a top speed of 25 knots and features an innovative IPS system that claims to offer efficiency and a reduction in noise and fuel consumption of around 25 per cent. Yoeri Bijker, head of sales at Van der Valk, said that the IPS  system is "virtually plug and play, especially for yards like ours who have so much experience with installing the IPS". He continued:  "It’s also easy for owners to manoeuvre with a joystick in all directions and when rotating, offering the assets of a bow and stern thruster."

Speaking about the design of the yacht, Bijker said: “These modern touches are part of a harmonious blend between classic features like the flared bow with the softer shapes of the superstructure. Our motor yachts are renowned for never being excessively avant-garde, always retaining an emphasis on the elegant and contemporary.”

Dutch Falcon marks the 70th superyacht designed by Cor D. Rover and the fifteenth Flybridge model sold by Van der Valk since its inception in 2007.

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