This is a red-carpet week in several ways for Van der Valk. Our sales team are at the Cannes Yachting Festival showing clients around Lady Lene and discussing countless ideas with friends old and new for future builds. Meanwhile, work at our yard back in the Netherlands continues apace on a wide range of projects and to cap it all we’ve just launched the beautiful Blue Jeans for her delighted owners.
This bespoke 33-metre raised pilothouse looks fantastic with her super-stylish exterior design and attractive blue hull livery, custom-mixed by the Van der Valk paint masters together with Alexseal. Designer Guido de Groot has ingeniously played with colours, surfaces and lights to remove any hint of white and generate a really distinctive look. Other outdoor highlights include dive-board balconies on the main deck, glass bulwarks, a recessed chill-out zone in the forepeak and the mothership-matching aluminium tender (also fully custom-made).
The interior of Blue Jeans is also a perfect fit with its high ceilings reaching almost 2.5 metres in the lounge. With that parameter established in the design brief we had carte blanche to create a one-off interior that’s home to a sophisticated palette of marbles, metals, woods and furniture. Inside and out, every millimetre of space has been optimised on a timeless yacht that will be the height of fashion for decades to come.