Interior Reveal of the New Van der Valk Pilot
Renowned Yacht Builder Van der Valk unveils the new interior renderings planned for the up-coming Pilot series.
Since the unveiling of the Pilot range, starting from 23m and beyond, there has been much-anticipation on the design of the interiors to complement the contemporary all-aluminium exterior. The designers-to-be are Milan-based design studio, Hot Lab, who have teamed up with the Dutch shipyard to provide the vibrant touches within these cross-over superyachts. Two sumptuous styles of choice are on offer between turquoise or yellow themes throughout the living spaces.
Van der Valk’s sales manager, Yoeri Bijker, spoke of their elation with the partnership.
“We are delighted with this stimulating new marriage between premium Dutch yachtbuilding and Italian design flair. When you add a new range to your portfolio it is vital to offer an interior design that matches the ambition. Hot Lab have devised a timeless look that is unfettered by the constraints of the moment, perfectly capturing the spirit we have in mind with the Pilot.”
The Pilot has the exterior fusion between an explorer but with all of the comfort and volume of the latest modern yachts of today. It is this best of both world approach that has built the Van der Valk reputation from their ability to customise their yachts to the owners needs so well. From this, Van der Valk understand how to create the functionality and capacity of an explorer without compromising on the comforts and living spaces both inside and out.
The design incorporates an elevated wheelhouse, allowing for a freed main deck area with masses of space that opens up plenty of customisable possibilities. Clients may wish to have a gym fitted in the aft area and the size and capacity of tenders and toys can be specifically designed around to the clients needs.
The main deck boasts a 4.9 metre swimming platform and a crane for deploying large tenders and jet skis. Whilst the tenders are launched, this area becomes a fully-fledged beach club area with a terrace. Oversized aft spaces have been a trend because of the popularity and amount of time owners spend outside when onboard. But to have the interior to match is where this new range delivers. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the spacious galley and rooms with natural light and offer spectacular views both looking out and within.
The materials of choice for the interior will be leather touches, brushed oak, white birch with ceramics and chrome, added Enrico Lumini, design director at Hot Lab. Clients can decide between their colour palettes of choice, with a custom selection of loose furniture from such brands as Flu, De Padova, Paola Lenti and Calligaris, Foscarini, Busier+ Punch, Cantalupi and Kartell.
Hot Lab design have been very successful of late having just won a Neptune at the World Superyacht Awards to add to their accolades. This partnership are a winning pair with Van der Valk also continuing to produce award-winning yachts. The BeachClub 600 took home the ‘Most Innovative Yacht’ trophy at Cannes, the LeVen 90, recently named ‘Best New Series’ at the 2020 BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards and the Jaganda having made it to the final nominations of the World Superyacht Awards; it wouldn’t be a surprise that the new Pilot concept is also a winning formula.