A passionate yachtsman and watersport enthusiast, Wim van der Valk founded the company that bears his name in 1967, and remains the driving force behind it today. Since its inception, Van der Valk has built a rich heritage in both steel and aluminium motoryachts. The success of the first cabin and aft-cabin design cruisers measuring from seven to ten metres quickly attracted widespread attention from the yachting public.
More triumphs followed in quick succession. The models which marked the 1970s – the Valkkruiser, Comfort, Royal, Falcon and Super Falcon – fast became shorthand for quality. Thanks to constant innovation and quality improvements, Van der Valk established an excellent reputation and soon took its place among prominent and well-respected Dutch shipyards. In the mid-1980s, we launched the Vitesse series – steel and aluminium semi-displacement motoryachts in a high-end segment. This proved to be another international success, thanks to its progressive design, great sailing characteristics and high resale value.
Towards the end of the 1990s we introduced the elegant Continental I series, which would become our signature product. Over one hundred yachts have since been built to this design for proud owners throughout the world. The aft-cabin Continental I series has evolved over the years, and is still a gorgeous model within our range today.
Today, Van der Valk’s production facilities in Waalwijk (NL) produce only a select number of Continental yachts every year. This ensures unrivalled quality and exclusivity for individual owners. Each and every Continental benefits from the strictest quality control and a first-rate construction process. Only after intensive sea trials and quality control procedures can boats leave the yard for delivery to their new owners.
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