Van der Valk brings a pop­u­lar su­pery­acht fea­ture to a smaller boat.

Yachts International - - Making Waves -

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. wim­van­der­ WWW. GALLERY | See more pho­tos of the BeachClub 600 on­line.

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