PHOTOS: Tom van Oossanen
In some ways, the owners of Jangada 2 are a lot like other cruisers. They stepped up in size from smaller craft, due to plans to cruise farther and do more. In other ways, though, they are quite different. They took an unusual approach to the layout of their new 105-footer (32-meter). No matter how you look at her, though, she is the fifth fully custom megayacht from Van der Valk.
Further being Van der Valk’s biggest boat, Jangada 2 is for repeat customers. They took delivery of an 88-footer (24.99-meter) four years ago, in fact. That yacht featured a raised-pilothouse configuration. So, too, does Jangada 2, since they liked the layout. Of course, with the extra room that the new yacht affords, they did make some changes.
One of the changes involves the staterooms. A VIP suite sits on the main deck. In addition, its en suite bath doubles as a day head. And, it does this without guests having to enter the suite itself. Because of the VIP’s position, the master suite goes below decks—but it spans the full beam, therefore retaining the prominence you’d expect. The master suite additionally has an office area.
Yet another difference aboard Jangada 2 affects the galley, in a good way. Situated on the main deck, it gains more usable space not just because of the larger LOA. Guido de Groot Design and interior designer Nick Top incorporated capacity beneath the raised pilothouse.
Showing off a simple, crisp decor of whitewashed European oak, Jangada 2 is conducting sea trials over the next few weeks. Her owners will take delivery before the end of June. Since they intend to cruise in the South of France, we expect they will spend a lot of time outside. Among the areas they look forward to using is the flying bridge. Alfresco dining, along with sunbathing, are the prime pursuits up here. If they seek shade, however, the aluminum hardtop comes in handy.
If you’re heading to the Cannes Yachting Festival in September, you can book an appointment to see Jangada 2.
Van der Valk Shipyard wimvandervalk.com
Guido de Groot Design guidodegroot.com