WATCH: Van der Valk Launches 34m Explorer Lady Lene

By Jenna Mehdi

Van der Valk’s 34m explorer yacht Lady Lene has been launched in the Netherlands. The fully custom motor yacht is a collaboration between the Dutch shipyard and owner’s representatives YachtCreators, Ginton Naval Architects, Diana Yacht Design and Hull Vane, and is on track for delivery this coming December.

Accommodating up to ten guests including a VIP stateroom on the bridge deck, a balcony and an aft terrace, Lady Lene is deceivingly voluminous for her size. Equipped with explorer capabilities including a performance-enhancing Hull Vane appendage, wave piercing bow and enhanced range, yachting enthusiasts can expect to see Lady Lene gracing the high seas as soon as this December. 

Designer and longtime partner of Van der Valk Shipyard, Guido de Groot spoke in a previous interview of the challenging and adventurous owner’s brief:

“We started our design by taking into account the very specific interior requirements for height and accessibility. The owners also had detailed aesthetic wishes for the exterior design, including a high robust bow and soft curved lines. The desire for clean exterior spaces and a large aft deck necessitated moving the superstructure volume forward, including the wheelhouse. To ensure the profile remained sleek and slim we added attractive design features like the black line extending from the bow to the dining room windows before dividing at the bulwark to head aft. We also created a darker ceiling where the TV domes and mast are located.”

Lady Lene will be fully wheelchair-accessible thanks to an elevator granting access to all three decks. Commissioned for an experienced Van der Valk owner, the yacht’s interior spaces are characterised by high ceilings and plenty of natural light. She is also fitted with twin SeaKeeper gyro stabilisers and a Humphree electric fin stabilising system for maximum comfort at sea.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates on Van der Valk’s latest launch as she nears closer to delivery.

"We started our design by taking into account the very specific interior requirements for height and accessibility."

Designer Guido de Groot

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"We started our design by taking into account the very specific interior requirements for height and accessibility."

Designer Guido de Groot
By Jenna Mehdi
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