Van der Valk presents the Edge 65 - 20m Flybridge yacht with four outboard engines (a version with inboard engines is also available).

The 20m full-aluminum yacht has a top speed of 40 knots, powered by four Mercury V12 outboards with 600 HP each. The cruising speed of the Edge 65 is 28 knots.

“It is unusual for a Dutch yard to install these engines on a luxury yacht of this size and the EDGE 65 will be the heaviest possible size that could be propelled by outboards,” says Van der Valk general manager Bram Kooltjes. “Mercury Marine’s new automatic gear shift technology allows us to come to just over 30 tonnes while retaining the outdoor and indoor real estate required by the owners. Petrol engines are still widely accepted in the US and this project will prove that it is possible to offer a premium-Dutch-quality aluminum yacht with this type of propulsion. To still attain 40-plus knots in this size and specification has required optimizing every aspect of the yacht to benefit speed and reduce underwater friction. She is going to be an awesome sight in every respect.”

The design comes from Cor D. Rover (exterior design), Carla Guilhem (interior design), and Studio Delta Naval Architects (naval architecture). This model is a sister vessel to the 90 feet LeVen, built for the owner’s parents, while the 34m explorer yacht Lade Lene was built for the grandparents.

Interior of the Edge 65

“The owners of the EDGE 65 have no interest in a traditional lounge, preferring to entertain guests in a country kitchen galley arrangement with a bar. They know people spend very little time indoors when day tripping around the Caribbean, and when they do venture inside, they will have an informal place to sip cocktails and gather around the island chatting.”
This relaxed vibe will be heightened by a smooth blend of modern-classic marine elements with a colorful Bahamas beach feel. “We have created a very natural style with lots of oak wood and a sophisticated range
of textures. Clean grey & white tones, round corners, panels with textures… The overall theme revolves around chilling in the Caribbean.”
A few darker tones are found in the ensuite master stateroom and the two cabins with shared bathrooms. As guests won’t be staying for long periods, there is no need for lots of storage. The queen-size bed in the master suite has been shaped to remove any sensation of triangularity, part of an approach aimed at generating relaxed open rooms that will feel very spacious for a 65-footer on overnight trips

Main Specifications of the Edge 65

Length over all:19.60 m
Length Waterline:19.46 m
Beam:4.80 m
Draft:0,92 m
Displacement full loaded35 t
Engines:4 x Mercury V12 (600hp / 441kW each)
Maximum Speed:42 knots
Cruising Speed:28 knots
Fuel Tank Capacity:4.500 l