Van der Valk Custom


An EVO-lution in superyachts

Admiring the lovely lines and stunning shapes of Project EVO, you can sense the power of blending experienced owner ideas with a dream team of exterior designers. This fully custom 40-metre superyacht showcases the talents of SFG Yacht Design, Fancy by Dada, Cristiano Gatto Design, Diana Yacht Design and Ginton Naval Architects. As the largest Van der Valk to date in length and volume, she is also enabling our craftsmen to showcase their skills across every discipline of metalwork, carpentry, engineering, painting, interior construction and more.


LOA 39.92m
Top speed 24 knots
Beam 8.52m
Fuel tank 26790l
Engine 2 x MTU 16V2000M97L 2600 mhp/1939kW
Water tank 6420l

Under Construction: 2026
Hull no
Hull material
Aluminium (AlMg4.5Mn – H321)

Superstructure material
Aluminium (AlMg4.5Mn – H111)
Hull Shape
Ocean going, round bilged, fast displacement motor yacht
ABS ✠A1, Commercial Yachting Service ,Ⓔ ,(✠)AMS – Red Ensign Yacht code – Part A.
Engine brand & type
2 x MTU 16V2000M97L,1939kW (2600 mhp)
Cruising speed
19 knots

Shaft & Propellor
Stainless steel water lubricated duplex Ø=120mm
5-bladed NiBrAl propellers Ø=1400mm
2 x 80 kW Köhler 80EFOZDJ
80kW 400 Volts 0.8PF 3 Phase 1500 RPM 50 Hertz.
Holding tank capacity

1 owner’s stateroom, 2 VIP guest cabins, 2 twin guest cabins
Naval architect
Ginton naval architects/Diana Yacht Design
Exterior design
SFG Design / Cristiano Gatto Design
Interior design
Cristiano Gatto Design
Owner’s repr.

DNA aesthetics

Project EVO is a bespoke yacht for the family, extended several metres during a design and consultation process that closely involved the clients every step of the way. The owners were inspired by an exceptionally attractive design from Franco Gianni of SFG Yacht Design and Doga Naz Cebeci from Fancy by Dada. Cristiano Gatto Design was initially involved with the layout and interior style, leveraging on some specific furniture design concepts. Some of this aesthetic flavour was then added to the exterior design, further evolving the DNA of the preliminary concept.

Taking time

An all-aluminium bluewater cruiser with a round-bilged fast displacement hull, Project EVO will have a top speed around the 24-knot mark. And her seriously sleek exterior profile is complemented by an equally detailed interior, with the process from first renders to interior concept taking around ten months to complete. First-class accommodations for ten include a main deck master and two twin guest suites and two VIPs on the lower deck, plus eight crew. Built to ABS class, Project EVO will comply with the latest IMO Tier III emissions.

True custom identity

Project EVO is based upon an existing engineered platform that has been proven in terms of naval architecture. She is another fine example of how clients can come to Van der Valk with their own exterior designers without having to reinvent the wheel with a new hull, safe in the knowledge that their yacht will excel in terms of performance, speed and stability. We are one of the few yards in the world with the capacity and flexibility to build fully custom superyachts in the 25 to 45-metre size range.