Van der Valk Explorer

Capella

NEW CUSTOM EXPLORER ORDERED

The latest order in our growing fleet of explorers is the 23.55-metre Project Capella. She is being custom-built for experienced owners who are creating the ultimate home-at-sea for their family. They are very involved in the everyday decisions that can make a difference to their inner wellbeing when on the yacht, making this a real pleasure for everyone involved in the design and build.  

Specifications

LOA 23.56m
Top speed 13.5 knots
Beam 6.3m
Fuel tank 11700l
Engines 600hp / 368kW
Water tank 2700l

Year
2023
Hull no
WV0138
LWL
23.55m
Draft
1.70m
Displacement
T.b.d.
Hull material
Steel Grade A

Superstructure material
Aluminium (AlMg4.5Mn – H321)
Hull Shape
Round bilge – Full Displacement
Certification
CE Class A (ocean)
Engine brand & type
2x MAN D2676LE471 368kW (500hp) @ 1.800 RPM
Cruising speed
12.8 knots
Shaft & Propeller
T.b.d.

Gearbox
Reduction 2,500:1
Bow/stern Thruster
45hp hydraulic proportional bow and stern thruster
Generators
35 kW Kohler 35EFKOZD 230/400 Volts 0.8PF 1500 RPM 50 Hertz.
28 kW Kohler 28EFKOZD 230/400 Volts 0.8PF 1500 RPM 50 Hertz.
Holding tank capacity
1000l

Cabins
1 owner, 2 twin cabins, 1 VIP
Crew
2 person crew, 2 cabins
Naval architect
Ginton Naval Architects / Diana Yacht Design
Exterior design
Guido de Groot Design
Interior design
Guido de Groot Design
Owner’s repr.
N/a

General Arrangement

CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN INTERIOR

The main deck social area features a large country kitchen and main salon within an open-plan layout. A window above the kitchen connects the flybridge and makes communication between the two areas easy. Project Capella will have a contemporary European interior and sleep eight guests and two crew. After delivery in the spring of 2023 her home port will be in the Balearics. 

SELF-SUFFICIENT YACHT

Lots of attention is being paid to noise and vibration on a self-sufficient yacht with low fuel consumption and a range allowing for lengthy spells away from busy ports. To facilitate this autonomy, she’ll be powered by heavy-duty 1800 rpm MAN industrial engines with RCD 2 approval. As the owners mostly drive the boat themselves the engine room is easily accessible from the interior.