The next step in superyacht EVO-lution

We’re excited to announce that construction has begun on Project EVO, a completely custom 
40-metre superyacht that will be our largest to date in terms of length and volume. She has been commissioned by experienced clients who’ve owned various high-performance yachts and now desire a bespoke yacht for all the family. The dream team assembled to create this incredible boat includes SFG Yacht Design, Fancy by Dada, Cristiano Gatto Design, Diana Yacht Design and Ginton Naval Architects.

An all-aluminium bluewater cruiser with a round-bilged fast displacement hull, the seriously sleek exterior profile will be complemented by an equally detailed interior. “The process from first renders to interior concept took us around ten months,” explains designer Cristiano Gatto. “This is an exceptional timeframe for a 40-metre project that will truly deserve to be called a mini-megayacht.”

Project EVO will have first-class accommodations for ten, including a main deck master and two twin guest suites and two VIPs on the lower deck, plus eight crew. Built to ABS class, she will comply with the new IMO Tier III emissions regulations and have a projected top speed of 24 knots. “Van der Valk is one of the few yards able to build an all-custom superyacht in this size,” adds our head of sales Yoeri Bijker. “Project EVO shows how clients can bring their own exterior designer without requiring a new hull, knowing their yacht will excel in terms of performance.”

You can read more thoughts from Cristiano and Yoeri on this latest flagship in our press release here.