September 8, 2017

New Model: Wim Van Der Valk 27m Continental Two

Started in January 2016, this all-aluminium Ginton designed Wim Van der Valk 27m Continental Two  titled M/Y Anemeli was delivered on schedule in August 2017. She features a round-bilge fast displacement hull painted in an elegant silver metallic color. Her wide beam ensures an exceptionally spacious interior as well as lots of lounging space and ample accommodations. A rare feature is the bulb she sports on the submerged section of her hull, which artificially extends the waterline, increasing her speed and efficiency. In another departure from previous Van der Valk vessels in this size range the tender is stored on a multi-functional Opacmare Transformer platform aft, which also features a panto-graph system enabling gangway, passerelle, and swimming platform usage. This solution allowed the flybridge deck to be given over entirely to leisure activities. The flybridge in fact provides plenty of room for an outdoor steering position, a large U-shaped dining area, a shaded wet bar with several stools and pantry, and a sunbathing area. Inside this hull one of the 27m Continental Two flybridge series follows Wim Van Der Valk robust cherry wood interior which reflects a classical nautical nature. The floating spiral staircase in the center of the main deck that leads up to the flybridge is a delicate see-through structure that leaves lines sight open, while lateral doors open onto the gangways on either side. The indoor steering position forward is flanked by a hangout space for guests who enjoy watching the action at the helm. Below deck 27m Continental Two boasts four cabins with ensuite facilities, including two twins, a VIP and a full-beam master suite amidships. The compact crew area in the bow is directly accessible through a custom hatch on the main deck forward. At the explicit request of the owner, a keen fisherman, there is a large freezer next to the lazarette aft of the engine. This space also accommodates two SeaBobs, diving gear and an oversized bathing platform. Anemeli is the first aluminium yacht in the world to be fitted with the new large Man 1900hp engines. Half-loaded Wim Van der Valk 27m Continental Two deployed a maximum speed of thirty knots, two more nautical miles per hour more than the Dutch builder had calculated before completion. This Wim Van der Valk also featured a European first for being equipped with the Veem VG120 gyro stabilizer. 
Technical Data:
LOA -  27.50 m (90.2ft)
Beam - 6.52 m
Draft - 1.8 m
Displacement - 
Fuel Capacity - 13000 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 30 knots max
Hull Shape - round bilge fast displacement with bulb
Construction - H321 aluminium for hull, H111 aluminium for super structure
Project - Jaron Ginton
Certification - Lloyds, MCA category 2