Van der Valk completes all-custom superyacht ONE ahead of schedule

Van der Valk Shipyard in the Netherlands has placed the 34-metre superyacht ONE in the water in preparation for final commissioning of her systems and extensive sea trials. Despite the complexity and sophistication of this completely bespoke four-decker, which went under the name Project 111.11 during her build, ONE will be delivered to her delighted owners two months earlier than originally planned.

This latest addition to the Van der Valk all-custom oeuvre is a true testament to experience. The rich knowledge of owners who have spent over three decades on the water has been blended with the proven performance offered by a full displacement all-aluminium hull pioneered on the award-winning explorer Lady Lene.

“The clients originally came to us in early 2022 with the design for a 37-metre yacht,” explains Van der Valk manager Yoeri Bijker. “Our in-depth discussions led to a request for us to suggest a size that would accommodate the owners’ key wishes for five suites, a sky lounge and main salon, and a multifunctional beach club/tender garage in the stern. The cost and time efficiencies provided by this sweet-spot solution then allowed them to completely model the superstructure of ONE to their personal preferences.”

The owners also sat down with Guido de Groot to create a fresh exterior design that superbly accommodated the challenging desire to have four decks of entertainment facilities on a 34-metre yacht. In addition, ONE has a carte blanche interior from the boards of Carla Guilhem Design, blending a futuristic feel with super-smooth rounded shapes and a monochrome look.

“We are now looking forward to putting this exceptional yacht through her paces during a shakedown trial on the North Sea in early July,” adds Bijker. “This will include testing the twin Volvo Penta 750 hp continuous duty commercial engines that have been installed at the specific request of the owners. Van der Valk has been partnering with Volvo Penta on innovations like this for three decades and the propulsion package on ONE is yet another illustration of how our yard is able to meet all personal client wishes.”