Okay, maybe we got a little carried away with the alliteration in the headline. Regardless, Venera did top out at 21 knots, according to builder Van der Valk Shiyard, while conducting sea trials in some whitecapped conditions in early November. This raised-pilothouse Explorer series megayacht (the third in the series, notably) therefore proved her initial promise, to take her owners on voyages near and far with good performance.
The 93’5” (28.5-meter) Venera is an all-aluminum project for a family who look forward to embarking on adventures next year. The classic, trawler-like styling from Guido de Groot’s studio appealed to them, as did Van der Valk’s history. In fact, the owners are repeat customers of the shipyard.
As such, they additionally knew they could request some customization. They did so in the interior, which includes four guest staterooms besides their own suite. For instance, Venera has a direct connection from her saloon to the beach club. The beach club itself is usable in the traditional way, as a terrific alfresco area at anchor, as well as in a non-traditional way, with the transom closed. In fact, it has a big sauna, in proximity to two ports so that the owners or guests can enjoy the view just outside.
Yet another specific request, the owners wanted Venera to have an industrial interior-design ambiance. Although photos aren’t available at this point, examples include exposed structural sections. Some decidedly rugged-looking decor selections convey it, too, as do tones that echo the exterior of the megayacht.
Venera, which should further cruise at 17 knots, will see delivery to her owners this coming spring.
Guido de Groot Design https://www.guidodegroot.com/
Van der Valk Shipyard https://vandervalkshipyard.com/