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March 13, 2017

Dutch Shipyard Celebrates 50 Years of Superior Yachts

World renowned Dutch shipyard Van der Valk, is celebrating its golden anniversary and 50 years of superior yacht building with a brand new facility and seven launches of truly unique yacht launches for 2017.

The newly christened Van der Valk production hall will allow the Dutch yacht and superyacht builder to commit to projects of up to 130 feet or more in length. This firmly places the yard into the growing market for larger vessels.

According Superyacht Times, the construction of the facility is well underway, with the steel framing of the construction completely finished.

These celebrations of 50 years of yacht building, come on the heels of a banner in 2016 for Van der Valk. The yard made headlines last year with the launch of several highly praised yachts, including the 75 foot Grey Falcon. With her top speed of 32 knots, she  is one of the fastest yachts ever to be launched by the builder.

The Grey Falcon

The Grey Falcon

In the wake of the excitement over that launch, Van der Valk received a number of new orders. The most recent of which, is a semi-custom sister vessel to Grey Falcon, which will be delivered in 2018.

The yard has seven new projects, all expected to be lunched in this their 50th year:  three flybridge yachts between 60 and 80ft , two 60 foot raised pilothouse yachts, an 82 foot exploration yacht, and the much anticipated 62 foot Beach Club 600.

As new projects and concepts continue to emerge from the yard, Van der Valk’s executives say they will also be focusing on new refit projects, as the new facilities launch the builder into construction capabilities that should advance their vision and mission for another 50 years!

Van de Valk's Beach Club 600 Motor Yacht

Van de Valk’s Beach Club 600 Motor Yacht

Other Luxury Motor Yachts to Celebrate

We would be happy to help you celebrate Van de Valk Jubilee Year, by helping you with purchasing, or having built to spec, anything the Dutch shipyard yacht has to offer. We also work with yacht builders and shipyards all over the world, and can help you celebrate the yachting lifestyle with several high quality, stylish offerings built to your specifications, such as those from Horizon Yachts, Dyna Yachts, or Zeelander Yachts. We also have hundreds of superior pre-owned yachts for sale in our brokerage inventory, from sport cruisers to megayachts.


Can we have one built for you?

Can we have one built for you?


It’s not always easy to stay on top of what’s new in motor yachts. If you would like to benefit from our expertise in these areas, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Sales Specialists, or call us at 954-900-9988.

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