January 22, 2018

Project: Wim Van Der Valk 660 Beachclub Flybridge

Wim Van der Valk Shipyard in the Netherlands has started construction on a new 660 Beachclub Flybridge model.  A 20.50 meter motor yacht in its revolutionary BeachClub range, this new model is all about an ingenious engine room layout, which give this superb series the unnecessary conflict between indoor and outdoor space which has traditionally been the hallmark of yachts in this size range. The first Van der Valk 600 Beachclub, model will already be delivered in Spring 2018.  The new BeachClub line is a fine illustration of the intrepid spirit and dedication to excellence that have propelled the yard to the position it occupies today. A labour by Wim Van der Valk and its partners, the series ranges from nineteen to thirty meters incorporates interior and exterior design by Cor D. Rover and outstanding naval architecture by Ginton Naval Architects.  The secret to the success of the Wim Van Der Valk Beachclub for which a patent is now pending, is in the clever location of the engine room. By using the integrated Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system, the engine room is literally placed within the swimming platform, creating a tremendous amount of uninterrupted space on the lower deck.  The outdoor areas on the BeachClub 660 Flybridge will consist of three major spaces: a beach deck with sun lounge measuring seventeen squared meters, an aft deck of equal size with possibility for an outside helm, and a huge 25 squared meters fore-deck with a range of layout options. Indoors, the yacht will boast a 21 squared meters main deck salon with wheelhouse and all-round panoramic views, a 27 squared meters lower deck salon with galley and dinette, and a whopping 44 squared meters floor space for the accommodations. In addition to the luxurious owners suite, the BeachClub 660 Flybridge will feature two twin guest cabins and an optional crew cabin. Built entirely in aluminium, a modern, sporty look with a moderate-V hard-chine hull will offer an elegant and graceful profile. Twin Volvo 800hp engines with IPS type pod propulsion it will provide an estimated top speed of 24 knots. To ensure stunning views from as many places as possible on board, the yacht will have oversized glass surfaces and large sliding doors in the two salons and the owners suite. The Wim Van Der Valk 660 Beachclub Flybridge is currently in production on specification, waiting for owner to modify it accordingly.