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A passionate yachtsman and water sport enthusiast, Wim van der Valk founded the company that bears his name in 1967 and remains the driving force behind it today. Since its inception, Van der Valk has built a rich heritage in both steel and aluminium motor yachts. The success of the first cabin and aft-cabin design cruisers measuring from seven to ten metres quickly attracted widespread acclaim from the yachting public.
Today, Van der Valk’s production facilities in Waalwijk (NL) produce only a select number of bespoke yachts every year. This ensures unrivalled quality and exclusivity for individual owners. Each and every yacht benefits from the strictest quality control and a first-rate construction process. Only after intensive sea trials and quality control procedures can boats leave the yard for delivery to their new owners.
Van der Valk owes its ongoing success over the decades to an unwavering dedication to key values such as reliability, cooperation and a forward-thinking approach. As a family-run company with a pedigree that spans generations, Van der Valk understands the value of keeping one’s word and creating yachts that stand the test of time. They abide by agreements made with customers, suppliers and staff; building yachts which function equally as well as they look. Partners and buyers are considered as family members – and this is reflected in excellent relationships and many repeat clients.
Head to places that intrigue you. In style, at speed and in comfort. Find your favourite hideaway then mobilise the zero speed gyroscopic stabilisation to fully relax and enjoy the view.
The Van der Valk Explorer 21m is a contemporary go anywhere yacht for transatlantic passages and tough weather. Whatever the conditions, the rugged yet elegant long range design by Guido de Groot can be trusted to perform as well as it looks.
Her styling manages to be classic, timeless yet quite distinctive, while offering a fresh and innovative take on the explorer look. Van der Valk have taken care at all stages of engineering to ensure the best possible sailing and seakeeping qualities for this design, including an original round-bilged hull.
The Explorer 21m is built to endure the toughest weather conditions, and is specifically designed with a large fuel capacity, enabling this vessel to make transatlantic passages.
This yacht is built in a full displacement version with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. However, this yacht is also available as full aluminium fast displacement vessel. It can be built in any size between 65-132 ft (20-40m).
A full range of options are available. This includes a variety of mechanical, plumbing and electrical options, helm, navigation and electronics alternatives, and a comprehensive range of finish materials, textures and colours.
This boat can be semi-customised or fully customised to create a bespoke and personal yacht at your request.
• Aluminium displacement round bilged hull
• Engine - MAN 2 x 500Hp
• Propulsion - Shaft line
• LOA - 21m
• Beam - 6m
• Draft - 1.65m
• Fuel tank - 10,000L
• Water - 2000L
• Waste water - 800L
• Steel full displacement hull
• Dynamic positioning systems
• Multiple helm stations
• Full navigation system
• Stabilisers, bow and stern thruster
• Fresh water maker
• Generator, inverter, shore power and chargers
• Air compressor
• Full range of exterior surface materials, colours and treatments
• Full range of interior surface materials, colours and treatments
• Heating and air conditioning incl. underfloor
• Entertainment and audio visual systems
• Safety and alarm systems with GPS tracking
• Full range of galley and comfort appliances
• Above and below the water lights and lighting effects
• Passerelle, gangway, tender crane options
• Tender and support craft