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At the helm with designer Guido de Groot

Four screens or three, wheel or joystick, integrated into a binnacle or a free-standing element? The choices involved in wheelhouses, bridges, helm stations, or however you call the space from where a yacht is steered have certainly grown over the years. And that’s before we start talking about technology and styles. Involved in the design of many Van der Valks over the past decade, Guido de Groot is ideally placed to talk us through an evolution that is also captured in this article.