A new kind of space with the Van der Valk BeachClub
After several years of R&D, we are proud to reveal the truly innovative, patented (patent pending) Van der Valk BeachClub. By locating the engine room in the same area as the swimming platform, we can offer you an unrivalled amount of exterior and interior space. We are about to start building the first in this stunning new range of motoryachts, the all-aluminium 18.60-metre BeachClub 600. Get ready for a completely new take on spaciousness.
With half a century of heritage behind it and over 1200 of its motoryachts launched, the Dutch Van der Valk yard has a proven track record in the sector for premium motoryachts between 15 and 40 metres. Its recent successes include the 36.80-metre Santa Maria T, a finalist in this year’s World Superyacht awards. But as the introduction of the BeachClub line makes clear, no-one at Van der Valk is resting on their laurels. In addition the following new build projects are under construction at the shipyard: 18M, 23M and 27M Flybridge, 26M and 27M Raised Pilothouse and 25,5M Trawler.
A new kind of space
The Van der Valk BeachClub has been developed in partnership with designer Cor D. Rover and Ginton Naval Architects. Our aim was to give not only an unprecedented feeling of space but far more space in reality. In our opinion too many yacht concepts are focussed on either the exterior or interior volume – the Van der Valk BeachClub optimises 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 metres. This, by patent protected, 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.”.
The BeachClub line will be offered in a range starting from 60 ft (18.6 metres). Construction on the first BeachClub 600 hull – the 60 ft (18,6m) version – will start in December 2016. The all-aluminium BeachClub 600 is driven by a twin Volvo Penta IPS-950 drive train boasting a top speed of approximately 24 knots.
The BeachClub 600 will feature three main outdoor zones to optimise the “al fresco” lifestyle that many Van der Valk owners enjoy:
The interior of the BeachClub line also makes the most of the possibilities which this new way of design thinking opens up. The forward owner’s suite is a fabulous place and there are two separate saloons on the yacht. The spacious upper lounge has an inside steering position and panoramic views while the huge lower deck lounge includes a galley and dining area, all with direct access to the swim platform via curved glass sliding doors.
The overall roomy ambience is further enhanced by the liberal use of glass, with all-round views from the two lounges and the master suite. There are also various glass inserts in the hull, giving an additional air of class to an exterior profile which exudes modern elegance.
The first of many
Construction on the first BeachClub 600 hull – a 60ft version – is about to get underway. When the first Van der Valk BeachClub is launched in 2017 she will represent a mini-revolution in motoryachting. 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. Contact us today if you are potentially interested in being part of something very special.
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