The Continental Five is the largest design by Guido de Groot for the Dutch shipyard

The Continental Five is the largest design by Guido de Groot for the Dutch shipyard

Dutch shipyard Van der Valk has revealed details of its Continental Five, a new range of motoryachts developed in partnership with Guido de Groot in a variety of exterior designs, ranging from futuristic to classic.

A 38m explorer yacht is the first model in the new range. Based on a triple-deck configuration, the design provides many different layout possibilities for both interior and exterior. Owners can opt for a full displacement version with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure or an all-aluminium fast-displacement vessel.

Van der Valk Shipyard and de Groot have been working in partnership over the past three years. De Groot has designed a number of completely new models and three yachts have already been delivered.

The shipyard says its Continental Five will offer a premium performance in even the toughest weather conditions. It is specifically designed with a significant fuel capacity, and will be capable of transatlantic passages. The propulsion package includes twin CAT C18 ACERT diesel engines.

Commenting on this project, de Groot says: “The Continental Five is the largest design to be unveiled to date and we are especially proud of the flexible layout possibilities of this 38-metre yacht.”

Yoeri Bijker, Van der Valk marketing manager, told SB that four Continental Yachts are due for delivery in 2016. These include two units of the Continental Two 23m Flybridge, a Continental Three 26m Raised Pilothouse and a Continental Four 24m Flybridge. Its latest Continental Two 27m Flybridge is due for delivery in 2017.