The yacht Blue Jeans has only been in her owners’ hands since October, yet she’s on pace to cover more nautical miles by next month than most do in all their cruising years. She’ll be in Asian waters, after having already visited Belgium, France, and the UK following delivery from The Netherlands. It’s the fulfillment of the owners’ vision, a custom yacht centered on extended stays and day trips alike, with multiple generations onboard.
Blue Jeans launched last May, immediately revealing a brilliant-blue paint scheme befitting her name. The launch, and now this first-ever look onboard, further reveal why her builder, Van der Valk Shipyard, considers her one of the most challenging projects it’s tackled. Among the directives from the owners were a sleek look yet incredible volumes inside (more on that in a moment), plus far more glass than the builder typically would incorporate. Additionally, the small superyacht’s bold blue is a custom color, from Alexseal. Further to the point, designer Guido de Groot needed to ensure that color completely enveloped the yacht, without even a hint of white appearing anywhere.
While sleek in profile, the 111-foot (33.74-meter) raised-pilothouse motoryacht actually has high headroom inside. In fact, the owners required this, too. The headroom in the saloon (top and above), for instance, is close to 8’2” (2.5 meters). In combination with the extra-large windows and the extraordinarily detailed lighting, from skylights to wall sconces, the yacht Blue Jeans looks and feels more commodious.
The overall décor is extraordinarily detailed, too. Van der Valk Shipyard says the owners pushed its team and the de Groot studio to source possibilities they’d never previously used, and/or in ways they’d never previously executed. The very moment guests step aboard the yacht Blue Jeans, they know they’re in for something special. It’s because striking white Carrara marble frames the aft-deck entry to the saloon. New materials for the build and design teams include liquid metal walls, copper accents, and upcycled teak as trim along the walls and overhead. Lapis lazuli stone for the en suite baths, plus velvety black Nero Marquina marble in the dining area, augment the distinctive décor.
Exterior areas are not exempt from the heightened attention to detail, either. The owners have a side-launching garage to accommodate a bare-aluminum tender. They also have a retractable diving board on the flying bridge. When it’s time to sit back and relax, the yacht Blue Jeans welcomes them to a foredeck space with a pop-up table. The build and design teams spent a good deal of time ensuring the table’s engineering and appearance met the requirements. They further ensured the crew would be able to access the windlasses. They are tucked out of sight in the raised bow purposely to make room for the chill-out zone.
Enjoy the onboard look around.
Diana Yacht Design dianayachtdesign.nl
Guido de Groot Design guidodegroot.com
Van der Valk Shpyard vandervalkshipyard.com
More About the Yacht Blue Jeans
LOA: 110’7” (33.74 meters)
Beam: 23’1” (7.05 meters)
Draft: 6’6” (2.0 meters)
Guests: 8 in 4 staterooms
Engines: 2/2,600-hp MTUs
Range: not available
Builder: Van der Valk Shipyard
Stylist: Guido de Groot Design
Naval Architect: Diana Yacht Design
Interior Designer: Guido de Groot Design