Jangada launched: 32-metre custom superyacht for experienced owners

The Dutch superyacht fleet has another impressive new member following the launch by Van der Valk of the 32-metre Jangada. Created for a repeat client, this innovative motoryacht is the fifth and largest to date of the Raised Pilothouse custom-series line. Jangada is now being put though her sea trial paces ahead of final delivery to the delighted owners in June.

Working in close partnership with designers Nick Top and Guido de Groot as well as the Van der Valk team, the owners of Jangada made the most of all their experiences on their first Raised Pilothouse to ensure their new yacht is even more customised to their requirements. The specific wishes were very detailed, such as ensuring that the VIP suite bathroom on the main deck could be closed off for use by guests during the day without entering the bedroom itself, adding to the crew accommodations and designing an even more spacious galley by optimising the functional area under the pilothouse.

This kind of smart thinking typifies the genuinely bespoke nature of this yacht, reinforcing why Van der Valk’s Raised Pilothouse line has been such a hit. And there are many more ways in which Jangada makes a clear statement of her own. She has a minimalistic interior style that is based primarily on whitewashed European oak. The flybridge deck has an outdoor dining area, a sunbathing space with plenty of loose sunbeds, an all-aluminium hardtop providing ample shade and a smart wet bar.

The main deck aft is spacious with curved glass sliding doors to the lounge, while a VIP suite forward offers fine views. The full-beam owner’s stateroom is on the lower deck and includes large his & her wardrobes and a dedicated office area. There are three other cabins sleeping seven adults and children, bringing the possible guest total to eleven.

Jangada 2 will head to the Mediterranean in June for a relaxing summer of cruising for the owner along the Côte d’Azur. The owners have agreed to share their new prized possession with the wider public as she makes her debut in the suitably glamorous surroundings of the Cannes boat show in September.

Note to editor, not for publication
Van der Valk will be issuing more information on this new launch in due course. Please publish this current update now and we will send you the extended details plus new images and a video at a later date. Press invites will also be sent out so that select members of the media can enjoy a tour of Jangada in Cannes.

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.