OCTOBER 22ND, 2018
We recently handed over the 23-metre Joy to her delighted owner in the Mediterranean. This latest motoryacht in the popular Flybridge range combines timeless design with cutting-edge equipment, while making the most of her experienced owner’s distinctive taste and experience.
Hailing from the shipbuilding sector, the owner had a very clear idea of what he wanted and chose Van der Valk specifically to fulfil that brief. He didn’t have a lot of time for hands-on monitoring, and instead trusted our judgement, mostly following the build via progress reports. Our careful planning and implementation ensured the success of this on-remote approach and all sides were highly satisfied with the end result.
Joy’s timeless exterior is built on our award-winning semi-displacement hard chine hull in a moderate V design painted a distinctive, elegant dark blue. The flybridge deck includes an outdoor helm station with co-pilot seat, a U-shaped sitting area, a mini wet bar and a large inflatable water slide, as well as space for a Williams Turbojet 385 tender.
The décor of Joy’s main deck is based mainly on gorgeous Pennsylvanian walnut and Zebrano woods, resulting in a contemporary style with a traditional touch. The well-appointed accommodations on the lower deck all have ensuite bathrooms, and include a full-beam master stateroom, a VIP suite and two guest cabins. The separate full-beam crew area consists of two cabins and a bathroom.
Joy is propelled by three Volvo Penta IPS800 engines with full joystick control. A Seakeeper 26 gyroscopic stabiliser keeps her stable both underway and at zero speed. Unusually, the boat has RINA classification for recreational craft (rare for a 23-metre vessel not intended for chartering), a special request by the owner intended to ensure the highest safety standards and enhance her commercial resale value.