September 1st, 2014
The Wim van der Valk shipyard in the Netherlands recently completed construction of “The next Episode”, a 89.24 foot (27.2 metre) motor yacht. The yacht belongs to the Continental III series that the shipyard has developed along with Guido de Groot Design, who have been the designers of both her interior and exterior.
Her design is contemporary and spacious. Her main deck features an al fresco dining area next to the main salon. She also has a professional galley which can be opened up or closed off from view depending on the social setting. The master cabin is sited on the main deck ahead of the raised pilothouse. The lower deck accommodates the owner’s party of up to 8 guests in 4 comfortable staterooms including 2 VIP cabins and 2 guest cabins. She also has accommodation for up to 3 crew members.
August 26th, 2014
After the successful launch of “The Next Episode” Guido de Groot is working on 5 more projects currently under construction at the Wim van der Valk “Continental Yachts” Shipyard. The 37m Continental Trawler Yacht is the largest yacht for the shipyard to date and she will be delivered before the summer of 2015. Construction has also started on a 24m yacht in this new range of displacement and semi displacement trawler yachts. Her comfortable semi displacement aluminium hull will achieve speeds of up to 18 knots.
In addition, a new model in the raised pilot house Continental III series will be delivered in the spring of 2015. Her interior will be a one of a kind, minimalistic interior developed together with her owner, the results of which we believe will be breathtaking. Further projects include custom interiors for yachts out of the very successful 23m Continental II fly-bridge range.
July 28th, 2014
Mulder yachts has recently delivered motor yacht “Helene” to her owner. The semi-custom built yacht is the seventh Favorite built since the re-introduction of the Favorite brand in 2010. Guido de Groot design has carried out all the exterior designs for the Favorite series for Mulder shipyard. The Favorite 1500 incorporates the special features present in the previous six Favorite yachts.
Helene will be exhibited at the HISWA Amsterdam Boatshow in September this year.
The yacht has distinctive retro lines but she is a modern yacht with well thought out use of her interior layout. Although well suited for family use, she has been designed to provide the highest levels of luxury and comfort for all who sail on her.
Helene has a beautiful round-bilged hull and will reach a maximum speed of 25 knots when powered by twin Volvo Penta D6 with 435 hp each. The extra underwater spray rails and improved sound and vibration insulation increase the sailing comfort.
The eighth and ninth Mulder Favorite yachts of this reborn series are now under construction. These Favorites are expected to be delivered in the spring of 2015.
This brand-new Mulder 75 wheelhouse has been recently shipped to the US. The first Mulder to be specifically designed to be sailed in North American waters. This gentleman's yacht will be shown at American boat shows this Autumn. She is characterised by her long elegant lines and her attention to detail which is typical of a Guido de Groot designed Mulder.
She features a comparatively large tender (4.5m) which is lowered into the water by means of a slipway. She is a comfortable yacht that features a Seakeeper Gyro active stabilization system which works both at anchor and whilst cruising.
The concept for this 50 Metre yacht is exceptional in many ways. She has been designed with a special layout, where she has a dedicated owner’s deck with a forward facing Owner’s cabin, ensuring panoramic vistas. The guest cabins aft have access to a beach club ensuring the very desirable connection with the sea. The complete yacht has been designed with mobility and access for disabled users. This means that all decks are reachable by means of a lift; corridors and passageways have been designed to be wide enough and the many obstacles that often exist have been designed out.
The aft deck swimming pool area has been designed with retractable sun-bathing platforms which deploy on either side. Other interesting features worth mentioning are the crow’s nest, which affords spectacular all round views. Finally, one of the most exciting features is the lowering aft swim platform which continues the attention to detail which makes her a very inclusive yacht in terms of catering for people of all abilities, yet a very exclusive yacht by way of her luxury features.