28m Van der Valk Explorer

28m Van der Valk Explorer

Dutch yacht builder Van der Valk is going to build the third unit of their explorer line. After a 38m and 25m unit now a 28m vessel.

The new explorer yacht was ordered by a repeat client and like many other yachts also designed by Guido de Groot Design. The naval architecture was done by Ginton Naval Architects and Diana Yacht Design. Constructed of lightweight aluminum, powered by two MTU V12 engines with 1,650 hp each, the yacht reaches a top speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 17 knots.

28m Van der Valk Explorer

The yacht welcomes ten guests in total and offers two VIP cabins and two guest cabins on the lower deck forward. The owner’s suite is located on the main deck. The crew mess with two cabins for four persons is on the lower deck at the aft next to the beach club with sauna.

28m Van der Valk Explorer

The sundeck offers an L-shaped sofa and a bar forward, a C-shaped settee for dining and space for a tender and jetski. An 800 kg crane lowers the toys to the water.

Yori Bijker, marketing manager at Van der Valk comments:

“We were genuinely honored to receive this new commission order from a client after he has spent just one season enjoying his current Van der Valk. Around half of all our current orders are being built for repeat clients, showcasing the very high satisfaction rates among owners. The fact that this particular client has now ordered an Explorer was not a great surprise for us as we knew he was planning to embark on some impressive trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific voyages.  We now look forward to building him the perfect platform for these adventures.”

Delivery is scheduled for spring 2020.

28m Van der Valk Explorer

Main Specifications

Length over all:28.50 m
Beam:7.20 m
Draft:1.80 m
Exterior Design:Guido de Groot
Naval Architecture:Ginton Naval Architects and Diana Yacht Design
Main Engines:2 x MAN V12 - 1650 HP @ 2.300 RPM
Top Speed:20 knots
Cruising Speed:17 knots
Range:430 nm

Profile & General Arrangement

28m Van der Valk Explorer Profile

28m Van der Valk Explorer Sun Deck
Sun Deck

28m Van der Valk Explorer Main Deck
Main Deck

28m Van der Valk Explorer Lower Deck
Lower Deck

DUTCH FALCON (25m) - the second launch of the explorer line


BeachClub 660 Van Der Valk

BeachClub 660 by Van der Valk

After the BeachClub 600, the Dutch luxury yacht builder Van der Valk Shipyard comes up with the BeachClub 660.

Like the 600, also the BeachClub 660 is a design by Cor D. Rover (exterior and interior design) and Ginton Naval Architects. Van der Valk plans this range from 19.05m to 34m.

“Thanks to the smart design of the BeachClub range, the new 660 Flybridge will provide an exceptional amount of indoor and outdoor space of a kind normally only seen on far larger yachts,” explains Patrick Lankhuizen, sales director at Van der Valk. “The aim is to create something that is genuinely innovative and gives clients not only an unprecedented feeling of space but far more room in reality.”

The yacht has a 25 sqm foredeck with different layout options and storage for a tender. The main salon with indoor helm station comes with 21 sqm, the lower deck salon at the stern that includes the galley has a size of 27 sqm. This area has also a direct access to the 17 sqm beach deck (the large bathing platform).

On the lower deck, you can find the owner’s suite (at the bow), two guest cabins and an (optional) crew cabin. Van der Valk placed the Volvo IPS 950 engines nearly at the end of the yacht under the beach deck. With this engine configuration, the yacht reaches a maximum speed of 24 knots.

Main Specifications

Length over all:20.50 m
Length Waterline:19.30 m
Beam:5.50 m
Draft:1.50 m
Displacement:83.000 kg
Exterior Design:Cor D. Rover
Interior Design:Cor D. Rover
Naval Architecture:Ginton Naval Architects
Main Engines:2x Volvo Penta D11B2-A MP (IPS 950) 725hp / 533kW @ 2.500 RPM
Top Speed:24 knots
Fuel Capacity:4,100 l
Guests:6 in 3 cabins
Crew:1 Person
Classification:CE Class A

General Arrangement

BeachClub 660 Profile

VAN DER VALK BeachClub 660 Deck Layout
Deck Layout

VAN DER VALK BeachClub 660 Main Deck
Main Deck

VAN DER VALK BeachClub 660 Lower Deck
Lower Deck

Anemeli Yacht Van der Valk

ANEMELI (28m) by Van der Valk

Van der Valk announced the official delivery the 28m motor yacht Anemeli.

ANEMELI belongs to the two-level flybridge motor yachts. I like these smooth exterior lines by Guido de Groot. In my eyes a great mix of traditional and dynamic lines like the Continental Three-series. Talking of dynamic, the naval architect Jaron Ginton gave her a maximum speed of 30,2 knots! Last but not least, there is the influence of the owner who has a boating experience of over 30 years.

Anemeli Yacht Van der Valk
Anemeli Yacht Van der Valk

The round-bilged fast displacement motor yacht features the multifunctional Opacmare Transformer platform at the stern that serves also as the tender storage.

The sun deck features a flybridge, sunbathing area, a shaded wet bar and U-shaped dining area. Additionally, there are also sun pads on the foredeck including sitting area.

Anemeli Yacht Interior

The classically styled interior (also a creation by Guido de Groot) is dominated by cherry wood and bright cushion. The full-beam owner cabin is located amidships on the lower deck. There are also the two guest cabins and the VIP cabin. One crew area with two beds and separate ladderway is located forward, another single bed crew cabin is at the lazarette. All cabins are equipped with ensuites.

Anemeli Yacht Interior

At the lazarette is also the storage for SEABOBs, diving gear and the place of the freezer, washing machine and dryer. The engine room is the home two MAN V12 with 1,900 hp each. The stable cruise is supported by a Veem VG120 gyro stabilizer. ANEMELI is the first European yacht with this model.

Anemeli Yacht Interior
Anemeli Yacht Interior

Main Specifications

Length over all:27.90 m
Length Waterline:25.30 m
Beam:6.72 m
Draft:1.80 m
Exterior Design:Guido de Groot
Interior Design::Guido de Groot
Naval Architecture:Ginton Naval Architects
Main Engines:2 x 1,900 HP MAN V12
Top Speed:30.2 knots
Cruising Speed:23 knots
Fuel:13,000 l
Material:Aluminum (hull and superstructure)

Profile & Layouts

Profile Anemeli Yacht

Sundeck Anemeli

Main Deck Anemeli
Main Deck

Lower Deck Yacht Anemeli
Lower Deck

BeachClub 600 Exterior Van der Valk

BeachClub 600 by Van der Valk Shipyard

The Dutch luxury yacht builder Van der Valk presents the new BeachClub-series and the first model: BeachClub 600.

BeachClub 600 was designed by Cor D. Rover (exterior/interior) and Ginton Naval Architects (naval architecture). Although she measures “just” 18-meters, she offers a lot of exterior and interior spaces. 17 m²  cockpit and a beach club area with a swimming platform and a sun lounge of 14 m². The foredeck with various layout options (lounge, Jacuzzi…) has 25 m². Two lounge area (wheelhouse, aft deck) and a generous use of glass make it a small superyacht – easy to handle by the owner.

BeachClub 600 Exterior Van der Valk
BeachClub 600 Exterior Van der Valk

Patrick Lankhuizen – Sales Director at Van der Valk comments:

“The BeachClub line is the product of many months of research & development with designer Cor D. Rover and Ginton Naval Architects. The aim was to create something that would be genuinely innovative and give clients not only an unprecedented feeling of space but far more space in reality. Most yacht concepts are focussed on either the exterior or interior volume – our goal was to optimize both.

We achieved this by dispensing with the normal engine room and placing the revolutionary Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system (of which the Van der Valk shipyard has successfully installed approx. 70 units) in the swimming platform area, where the height is still around 1.6 meters. This, by patent protected, the arrangement makes the most of an aft area of the vessel that is rarely used, freeing up a great deal of volume for interior and exterior facilities. As a result, the BeachClub line has the same amount of space that is usually found on far bigger yachts.”.

BeachClub 600 Exterior Van der Valk
BeachClub 600 Exterior Van der Valk

Construction will start in December 2016 for the first unit of the BeachClub-series. Two Volvo Penta IPS 950 will power her up to 24 knots.


The fore ship is the owner’s home with a long window design. Between the owner’s area and the guest cabins are two bathrooms. Behind the guest cabins is a lounge with direct access to the swimming platform and large sliding door of glass.

BeachClub 600 Interior Van der Valk
BeachClub 600 Exterior Van der Valk
BeachClub 600 Interior Van der Valk
BeachClub 600 Interior Van der Valk
BeachClub 600 Interior Van der Valk

Patrick Lankhuizen – Sales Director at Van der Valk:

“When the first BeachClub is launched in 2017, it will represent a mini-revolution in motor yachting. As well as offering a true innovation in terms of space, the yacht will be completed to the highest standard of Dutch quality and detail that has made the Van der Valk brand so successful. The BeachClub line is a synthesis of rich experience with future-oriented thinking that takes the desires of today’s and tomorrow owners fully into account.”.

Main Specifications

Length over all:18.60 m
Beam:5.50 m
Draft1.60 m
Exterior Design:Cor D. Rover
Interior Design:Cor D. Rover
Naval Architecture:Ginton Naval Architects
Main Engines:2x Volvo Penta D11B2-A MP  10,8l 6 cyl.
Top Speed:24 knots
Cruising Speed:22 / 23 knots
Fuel Capacity:3,500 l

Profile & Layouts

Profile BeachClub 600

BeachClub 600 Deck Layout
Deck Layout

Interior Layout BeachClub 600
Interior Layout

There will be also a BeachClub 660 available

Continental Trawler 36.8 Flybridge

37m Trawler by Wim van der Valk

The hull and superstructure of the new 37m trawler styled motor yacht designed by Guido de Groot  and built by Wim van der Valk

The shipyard already started with plumbing and piping to create the classic art nouveau inspired Guido de Groot interior design of the trawler styled motor yacht. The interior will be made of Entandrophragma cylindricum Sprague Mahogany combined with Mahogany Crotch and Madrona Burl inlays.

The interior layout features 4 cabins (owner plus 6 guests) and space for 6 crew members in 3 cabins.

Her hull is equipped with the all-new AntiRoll 2 axis retractable fin stabilizing system (the first yacht worldwide fitted with AntiRoll). As the owner was very open to adopting new and innovative features, he decided to implement this particular system.

The yacht is due for delivery in spring 2015.

Photo credits: Guido de Groot Design (exterior & interior design)

Main Specifications

Length over all:36.80 m
Beam:7.75 m
Draft:2.30 m
Classification:Lloyd’s Register of Shipping 100A1 SSC, yacht, mono, G6 (hull)
Main Engines:2 x Volvo Penta D16-MH 479kW (651bhp) at 1800 rpm
Cruising speed:13 knots
Max. speed:14.40 knots
Exterior Design:Guido de Groot
Interior Design:Guido de Groot
Naval Architecture:Ginton Naval Architects
Guests:8 persons (incl. master stateroom)
Construction:Steel (hull) / Aluminium (superstructure)
Crew:6 persons (incl. captain)

foy 24 fifth ocean yachts destiny

Explorer yacht by Fifth Ocean Yachts for sale

Explorer yacht for sale: After her launch and sea trials is the 24-meter explorer yacht Destiny built by the Ukrainian Fifth Ocean Yachts for sale now.

The owner decided to build a new yacht with Fifth Ocean Yachts. Now it's your chance to start the season 2014 with a brand new yacht and discover the world. Contact rene@yes-yachts.com

Price: 3.700.000 EUR

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The FOY 24 comes up with a range of 4.100 nautical miles @ 7 knots of cruising speed. Her fuel rate is just 35 liters per hour. Her exterior styling and naval architecture comes from the Dutch studio Ginton Naval Architects.

Responsible for her interior design is Eric van Dongen who represents the Dutch design company SDSI b.v. which worked also for the famous Dutch companies FeadshipJongertHeesenHoek Design and Amels.

The FOY 24 has three decks:

On the lower deck, there is a large owner’s cabin with a wardrobe and a bathroom, a library cabinet a VIP cabin with a wardrobe, a guest cabin and a crew cabin for two crewmembers. There is a personal bathroom with a shower in each cabin.

On the main deck there is a guest bathroom, a spacious saloon, a diner and a kitchen. Additionally, in the fore open part of the deck there is a lounge zone with a bench area and a spa-basin; in the aft there are two benches and a large dining table.

On the wheelhouse deck a wheelhouse and a captain’s cabin are located, as well as a gas-grill and an open-air lounge zone with the place for the tender and a crane for lifting it out or into the water.

Foy 24 explorer yacht deck layouts


 Main specifications

Length over all:23.90 m
Length water line:21.60 m
Beam moulded:6.50 m
Beam over all:6.65 m
Draft full loaded:1.80 m
Fuel:15.00 m³
Fresh water:3.50 m³
Sewage:3.50 m³
Maximum speed:11.50 kn
Cruising speed:9.50 kn
Main engine:2 x Caterpillar C7, 250 hp, 2400 rpm
Reduction gear:ZF 286-A ratio 3:1
Generator:2 x Caterpillar 50Hz, 25 kw, 35 kVa, 3phase, 1500 rpm
Miscellaneous:CE-marking, directive for pleasure graft category A
Notified Body Bureau Veritas

Exterior Video

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Interior Video

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Launch of the 24-meter explorer yacht

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The FOY 36 was designed by Ginton Naval Architects for Ukraine-based shipyard Fifth Ocean Yachts.

Main specifications

Length over all:35,70 m
Length water line:34,32 m
Beam:8,90 m
Draft:2,50 m
Fuel tanks:45,0 m³
Fresh water:14,0 m³
Maximum speed:app. 14,0 knots
Cruising speed:app. 9,50 knots
Main engine:2 x Caterpillar C18, B rating 500kW at 2100 rpm
Generator:2 x Caterpillar 4.4 50Hz 86ekW 107kV*A at 1500 rpm