Van der Valk starts new BeachClub 660 Flybridge
Construction begins on second yacht in pioneering BeachClub custom series
Van der Valk Shipyard in the Netherlands has started construction on a new 20.50-metre motoryacht in its revolutionary BeachClub range. Thanks to the ingenious engine layout of this superb series, the new yacht will be another model to jettison the unnecessary conflict between indoor and outdoor space which has traditionally been the hallmark of boats in this size range. The first Van der Valk BeachClub, a 19.05-metre version, will already be delivered early in 2018.
With some 50 years of experience, Van der Valk has a longstanding and well-deserved reputation in building over 100 first-class motoryachts from 15 to 40 metres. The new BeachClub line is a fine illustration of the intrepid spirit and dedication to excellence that have propelled the yard to the position it occupies today. A labour of love by Van der Valk and its partners, the series ranges from 19.05 to 34.00 metres and incorporates virtuoso interior & exterior design by Cor D. Rover and outstanding naval architecture by Ginton Naval Architects.
“Thanks to the smart design of the BeachClub range, the new 660 Flybridge will provide an exceptional amount of indoor and outdoor space of a kind normally only seen on far larger yachts,” explains Patrick Lankhuizen, sales director at Van der Valk. “The aim is to create something that is genuinely innovative and gives clients not only an unprecedented feeling of space, but far more room in reality.”
The secret to this success – for which the patent is now pending – is in the clever location of the engine room. By using the integrated Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system, the ‘engine room’ is literally placed within the swimming platform, creating a tremendous amount of uninterrupted space on the lower deck.
Unprecedented real estate
The outdoor areas on the BeachClub 660 Flybridge will consist of three major spaces: a beach deck with sun lounge measuring 17 m², an aft deck of equal size with possibility for an outside helm, and a huge 25 m² foredeck with a range of layout options. Indoors, the yacht will boast a 21 m² main deck salon with wheelhouse and all-round panoramic views, a 27 m² lower deck salon with galley and dinette, and a whopping 44 m² floor space for the accommodations. In addition to the luxurious owners’ suite, the BeachClub 660 Flybridge will feature two twin guest cabins and an optional crew cabin.
Built entirely in aluminium, a modern, sporty look with a moderate-V hard-chine hull will offer an elegant and graceful profile. Twin Volvo Penta D11B2-A MP engines with IPS 2 propellers will provide an estimated top speed of 24 knots. To ensure stunning views from as many places as possible on board, the yacht will have oversized glass surfaces and large sliding doors in the two salons and the owners’ suite. Currently in production on spec with delivery slated for July 2018, she is available for sale to a shrewd yachtsman seeking the chance to get ahead of the game.
About Van der Valk Shipyard
Van der Valk Shipyard has been constructing both steel and aluminium motor yachts since 1967. The family-owned shipyard employs more than 45 craftsmen and is located in Waalwijk, the Netherlands. Its founder Wim Van der Valk is still a driving force behind the company. The yard has primarily earned its worldwide reputation from the award-winning semi-custom Continental series. Van der Valk also has the capacity to build fully custom designs.