Just as your favorite pair of jeans is comfortably casual, Blue Jeans will suit laid-back cruising with family and friends come the summer of 2022. This fully custom 108-footer (33-meter) is even more notable for Van der Valk Shipyard in multiple ways.
Specifically, the clients who are commissioning Blue Jeans are from Asia. They are the first customers from the region for the Dutch shipyard, which is striving to gain more of a global reputation. Secondly, the megayacht is entirely custom-designed and custom-built. While Van der Valk offers fully custom and semi-custom yachts, nearly all yachts in Blue Jeans’ size range are semi-custom (some nearly production-built, due to strictly limited options).
The custom requests from the clients are pretty numerous, too. For example, the yacht should see an impressive top speed of 28 knots, from a hefty pair of 2,600-hp diesel engines. Despite a healthy-size engine room as a result of this, Blue Jeans still accommodates a tender garage. The Carbon Craft CC130 tender will launch with assistance from a hydraulic swim platform as well. At anchor, guests can either go for a ride or take a dive from a few areas. The flying bridge’s bulwarks will conceal a retractable diving board. Plus, balconies to both sides of the saloon will serve as diving spots, too.
Yet another notable aspect to Blue Jeans: what Van der Valk says are “extra-high” ceilings throughout the main deck. Though it hasn’t specified the height, the dimensions should combine with the balconies and indoor-outdoor areas to make the megayacht feel voluminous.
The owners are working with Guido de Groot Design for even more distinctive interior touches. Anticipate the saloon to be special, featuring a bar and three seating areas. The adjacent dining area will contain a circular expanding table (a.k.a. capstan table) that doubles as a games table. For the convenience of guests returning from a swim, the main deck additionally contains a full head, with shower.
Finally, Blue Jeans features a raised bow to provide extra entertainment space. Look for a recessed, flush table to pop up for cocktails and more. The owners and guests can slip their feet beneath it to take in the views.
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