The BeachClub Beckons
July 18th, 2017
Following months of R&D with designer Cor D. Rover and Ginton Naval Architects, Van Der Valk is making excellent progress on the first build in the new BeachClub range. The patent is pending for Van der Valk's unique choice of engine room location, which Van Der Valk anticipate will spark a revolution in motoryachting for the way on board space is used.
Construction of the 19.05-metre BeachClub 600 started in March and Van Der Valk is on schedule for launching early next year. As the build continues it's clear how much volume this striking yacht is going to have. The hull and superstructure will be finished this summer, with the next steps being the sandblasting and insulation, followed by preparations for the paintwork.
Space inside and out
The idea behind the Van der Valk BeachClub line is to offer an unprecedented feeling of space and far more space in reality. You will no longer have to choose between exterior or interior volume, with both being optimised to the max. The key is having the engine room located in the same area as the swimming platform, which results in unparalleled exterior and interior space for owners and their guests.
The first BeachClub to prove all these benefits in practice will be the BeachClub 600, which will feature a twin Volvo Penta IPS-950 drive train providing a top speed of 25 knots. Three main outdoor zones will optimise the al fresco lifestyle beloved of Van der Valk owners
- an enormous foredeck area of some 25 square metres, with room for options such as a Jacuzzi
- a 17-square-metre cockpit deck with outside steering position
- a 14-square-metre beach club aft with a smart swimming platform & sun lounge area
The interior will be no less impressive: the yacht will house a marvellous owners' suite forward and two separate saloons. The spacious upper lounge will afford panoramic views from the inside steering position, while the broad lower deck lounge includes a galley and dining area with direct access to the swimming platform via curved glass sliding doors.
The liberal use of glass will give the BeachClub an airy, open feel. The two lounges and the master suite provide all-round vistas, and glass inserts in the hull result in an additional air of class for the elegant exterior profile.
About Van der Valk Shipyard
Van der Valk Shipyard has been constructing both steel and aluminium motor yachts since 1967. The family-owned shipyard employs more than 45 craftsmen and is located in Waalwijk, the Netherlands. Its founder Mr. Wim van der Valk is still a driving force behind the company. The yard has primarily earned its worldwide reputation from the award-winning semi-custom Continental series. Van der Valk also has the capacity to build fully custom designs.