Raised Pilothouse 33m Van Der Valk
The Raised Pilothouse is the largest build created to date by Van Der Valk. Multiple elements of the yacht are customizable by the owner ensuring a unique final build.
This summer 2022 Blue Jeans is offering owners, family and friends a bespoke blend of excitement and relaxation on a motoryacht developed with and for a client with very specific wishes. Even the aluminium tender is fully custom, like the mothership created to the owner’s specifications in the Netherlands.
The yacht’s anchors are hidden within an imposing raised bow, an arrangement which frees up space on the foredeck for an extra chill-out zone. A pop-up table fits flush into the deck and, when raised, people can sit with their legs inside the vacated space. It’s an innovative feature that typifies the level of detailed design and engineering going into the project. Others include a retractable dive board in the flybridge bulwarks and balconies on both sides of the main deck from where guests can dive directly into the sea.
Space and power
Outdoors and in, the overall layout of Blue Jeans reflects the owner’s ideal in terms of everyday use and entertainment. The spacious lounge features a bar, three seating zones and a forward dining area with a capstan table that can double as a games table. There is a sophisticated master cabin on the lower deck plus a VIP suite and two guest cabins. The tender fits sideways in her own large garage, creating the room for an expansive engine room.
The interior style is a fusion of north European and Asian styles, including the materials, metals and woods chosen and the simplicity of some of the furniture. Everything is of the highest quality possible, including a fine selection of natural stones, marble and semi-precious stones.
“Blue Jeans is a very complex project,” confirms Guido de Groot. “There are many innovative materials involved which are rarely seen in the yachting world and being used in an interior for the first time for us. The lighting features in particular have required a great deal of sampling in order to achieve their very special finishings.
“The way the build progressed is a tribute to Van der Valk: few shipyards could successfully create such a custom yacht of this length, reinforcing the skill sets of everyone involved.
Price: From Euro 11,850,000 (plus VAT if applicable)
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