KING OF THE BEACH (CLUB)
Van der Valk brings a popular superyacht feature to a smaller boat.
Dutch shipyard Van der Valk has turned the beach club concept upside down. The all-aluminum Van der Valk BeachClub line puts the engine “room” under the swim platform, essentially making the yacht itself a floating beach club. The first of the series is the 62-foot (19.05-meter) BeachClub 600, expected to debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
“The BeachClub line is the product of many months of research and development with designer Cor D. Rover and Ginton Naval Architects,” said Van der Valk Sales Director Patrick Lankhuizen. “The aim was to create something that would be genuinely innovative and give clients not only an unprecedented feeling of space, but far more space in reality. We achieved this by dispensing with the normal engine room and placing the Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system [under] the swimming platform. This makes the most of an aft area of the vessel that is rarely used, freeing up a great deal of volume for [the] interior and exterior.”
The BeachClub line will be offered in a range of sizes. The 62-footer has twin 725-horsepower Volvo Penta IPS950 engines and a top speed of approximately 24 knots. wimvandervalk.com WWW. GALLERY | See more photos of the BeachClub 600 online. http://bit.ly/2tTXgsI