Dutch shipyard Van der Valk has started construction of a new Continental Two. This new 27m motoryacht has been designed by Guido de Groot with naval architecture from Jarin Ginton.

The project has been ordered by an experienced yachtsman with very precise and demanding requirements, the company says.

With a 6.5m beam the yacht will feature an all-aluminium, round-bilged fast displacement hull and a moulded beam without rubbing strakes. In a departure from Van der Valk’s tradition, a bulb on the submerged section will extend the waterline and boost performance.

Another divergence from previous Continental Two models will be tender storage on the huge bathing platform, not the flybridge, which will instead feature a leisure zone.

The foredeck will provide another social and sunbathing space, while the large lazarette will house diving gear and water toys.

Accommodation on board consists of an owners’ suite, a VIP suite, two guest cabins and a double crew cabin.

The yacht will have MAN 1900 V12 engines, which provide a maximum capacity of 1900 hp at 2300 rpm. She will also be equipped with a VG120 gyro stabiliser by VEEM.

Upon completion, she will have Lloyd’s plan approval and full MCA C2 certification. Delivery is scheduled for the spring of 2017.

Introduced in 2007, the Continental Two is a two-level model available in a flybridge and wheelhouse version.