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Van Der Valk takes order for third impressive Explorer motoryacht

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The order for the third explorer yacht of Van der Valk
The order for the third explorer yacht of Van der Valk

Van der Valk in the Netherlands has received the order for the third in its impressive line of Explorer motoryachts. This 28-metre project with a raised pilothouse is being built for a repeat client and will benefit from the full range of Van der Valk’s expertise and craftsmanship as well as the owner’s vision and experience with enjoying life on the ocean waves.


Designed by Guido de Groot, the Van der Valk’s Explorer is one of the new generation of motoryachts in the Dutch yard’s portfolio. This range of long-range motoryachts represents a smart combination of the classic & timeless with the bold & original. The yard has gone to great lengths to ensure the best possible sailing and seakeeping qualities for this design, including a distinctive round-bilged hull. Van der Valk Explorer yachts are designed and built to withstand the toughest environments, and boast an extensive fuel capacity that enables them to easily make long ocean passages.


Following on from the 25-metre Dutch Falcon and the 37-metre Santa Maria T, the third yacht in the Explorer range will be a 28-metre raised pilothouse boat. Built entirely in strong, lightweight aluminium and sporting a fast displacement hull, her twin MAN V12 1650 hp engines will give an estimated top speed of 20 knots. At the same time, a VEEM VG145 zero-speed gyroscopic stabiliser system and two 32 kW Northern Lights generators will ensure onboard comfort at all times for owners and guests.


Heading into the interior, everything about this new Explorer will revolve around ensuring that the owners and their guests will be able to enjoy the constantly changing views outside in the ideal ambience. The main deck has a luxurious master suite forward with a roomy ensuite bathroom and his & her closets. The area amidships will be occupied by a raised pilothouse with three pilot seats, making this a great place for people to join the captain as the yacht progresses around the world.

“We were genuinely honoured to receive this new commission order from a client after he has spent just one season enjoying his current Van der Valk,” says marketing manager Yoeri Bijker. “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.”

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