Van der Valk in the Netherlands has been commissioned to build a new Continental Three semi-custom motoryacht. This 26-metre vessel is due for completion in 2016.

One of the specific characteristics of this project will be a custom mast ensuring the vertical clearance is lower than 6m in order to suit the preferred sailing regions of the client.

In addition, the yacht has an extended hydraulic tender launching platform that will double as a beach lounge and a swim platform.

Housing the tender in the stern area will enable the flybridge to be kept free for other functions.

Technical specifications of the new Continental Three include two MTU engines with a maximum of 1502hp each, a 45hp hydraulic bow thruster and a 35hp hydraulic stern thruster. The estimated maximum speed is 25 knots, with a cruising speed of 20 knots.

In addition, the yacht has a Naiad 302 fin stabilisation system and two 26kW Northern Lights generators on board.

This is the third order that the shipyard signs for its Continental yachts. The line has been designed by Guido de Groot.

Van der Valk has been constructing both steel and aluminium motor yachts since 1968. The family-owned shipyard is located in Waalwijk, the Netherlands, with founder Wim van der Valk still a driving force behind the company.