AUGUST 14TH, 2017
Recently launched, Van der Valk’s 27-metre Anemeli echoes the clear vision of an owner with over 30 years of boating experience. With interior and exterior design by Guido de Groot and naval architecture by Jaron Ginton, this is one of our first yachts to feature a fast displacement hull design. Having originally chosen Van der Valk based on our excellent track record in meeting exacting briefs, the client was more than pleased with the final result.
Started in January 2016, the all-aluminium Anemeli was delivered on schedule in August 2017. She features a round-bilged fast displacement hull painted in an elegant silver metallic colour. Her 6.72-metre beam ensures an exceptionally spacious interior as well as lots of lounging space and ample accommodations. A rare feature is the bulb she sports on the submerged section of her hull, which artificially extends the waterline, increasing her speed and efficiency.
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS
In another departure from previous Van der Valk vessels in this size range – one of many distinct requests on the part of the highly experienced owner – the tender is stored on a multifunctional Opacmare Transformer platform aft, which also features a pantograph system and a gangway/passerelle/swimming platform suitable for baggage transport. This solution allowed the flybridge deck to be given over entirely to leisure activities. The flybridge in fact provides plenty of room for an outdoor steering position, a large U-shaped dining area, a shaded wet bar with several stools & pantry, and a sunbathing area.
Anemeli’s robust cherrywood interior reflects a classical nautical ambience. The floating spiral staircase in the centre of the main deck that leads up to the flybridge is a delicate see-through structure that leaves lines of sight open, while lateral doors open onto the gangways on either side. The indoor steering position forward is flanked by a cosy hangout space for guests who enjoy watching the action at the helm.
Below deck, Anemeli boasts four cabins with ensuite facilities, including two twins, a VIP and a full-beam master suite amidships. The compact crew area in the bow is directly accessible through a custom hatch on the main deck forward. At the explicit request of the owner, a keen fisherman, there is a large freezer next to the lazarette aft of the engine. This space also accommodates two SeaBobs, diving gear and an oversized bathing platform.
Anemeli is the first aluminium yacht in the world to be fitted with MAN 1900 V12 engines, the heaviest, most powerful engines supplied by MAN Rollo for a yacht to date, and which have only been available on the market since September 2015. Half-loaded, she can deploy a maximum speed of more than 30 knots – more than we had calculated before completion. Anemeli is also the first boat in Europe to sport the state-of-the-art VG120 gyro stabilizer by VEEM. The upshot is that she has excellent sailing qualities, while being extraordinarily stable and quiet underway.
Visually and technically flawless, Anemeli clearly shows that, after celebrating half a century since its founding this year, Van der Valk remains at the cutting edge of global yacht building. Several other launches are slated for the foreseeable future, including the first in the revolutionary new BeachClub line, scheduled for delivery later this year.