Built by Van der Valk in the Netherlands, the 27m yacht is on schedule for her delivery this spring.

Dutch shipyard Van der Valk has announced that construction of the 27m flybridge motoryacht Anemeli nears completion. The project is on schedule and she will be delivered in the coming spring.

Designed by Guido de Groot and incorporating naval architecture by Jaron Ginton, Anemeli is one of the first Van der Valk yachts to feature a fast displacement hull design.

Her all-aluminium, round-bilged fast displacement hull with a bulb on the submerged section artificially extends the waterline. Combined with her engines, this offers a more than excellent level of speed and fuel efficiency, the builder claims.

In addition, Van der Valk says this 27m vessel, which combines the advantages of a flybridge motoryacht with lines similar to those of the raised pilothouse series, is characterised by a helm station on the main deck and a very large flybridge area.

Construction on schedule

The Dutch shipyard has reported that most of the machinery is in place, the lower deck is largely finished and the hull has been sprayed in a Alexseal Silver Metallic colour.

“Our skilled craftsmen are now putting the finishing touches to the last remaining elements,” the company says in a statement. “We are also busy with the joinery on the main deck and installation of the deck equipment, making sure she will be turning heads after her delivery,” the statement concludes.

Van der Valk has also announced that it has received a new order for a 23m flybridge yacht that will be a sister vessel to Grey Falcon.

Known by its code name WV 0118, the yacht will be powered by a joystick-operated pod-type propulsion system driven by triple Volvo Penta IPS800 engines. “Our yard now has a decade of experience with this revolutionary type of drive with counter-rotating forward-facing propellers,” the builder says.

Project WV0118 is scheduled to be completed and delivered in 2018.