Many – both those who write about yachts and those who sail on them – rightly notice that often new models of different shipyards turn out to be similar to one another. Indeed, it must be difficult to resist and not borrow, counting on the market success of your product, a successful architectural form or a detail of the external appearance, an original layout or a technical solution already applied by someone. But it is much more difficult to search for non-standard moves by ourselves, spending time, money, creative forces on the search …
These thoughts came to my mind two years ago when I first, in absentia, got acquainted with the new project Van der Valk BeachClub 600. And I thought about it again in Cannes, on board the BeachClub 660 Flybridge – the second model of the “beach” line. Yes, on boats of this series, designers and designers managed to say a new word in three “dimensions” at once: in architecture, layout and engineering, which deservedly made BeachClub 660 Flybridge one of the show stoppers of the Cannes Yachting Festival.
BeachClub 660 Flybridge again featured yacht designer Cor D. Rover and engineers from Ginton Naval Architects. The concept has been preserved: a yacht with an unprecedented volumetric space, not only in sensations, but also in reality – both outside and inside. Retaining the BeachClub 600’s patented idea for the engine compartment inside the aft platform, the designers added a flybridge and lengthened the hull slightly. Otherwise, the external similarity is like that of the twins: quite a dynamic outline with an abundance of glass in the case. Typical external details are a longitudinal beam that cuts through the glazing of the bow half of the hull (where the master cabin is) and a beam-arc that runs along the glass in the lower saloon area.
BeachClub – a new look at the organization of space on board
BeachClub 660 Flybridge has four open areas:
– a relatively compact flybridge (10 sq. M.) With a helm station, a corner sofa and a “solarium” lounger;
– a huge foredeck (25 sq. M.), Which allows layouts with different layouts of sofas and even a jacuzzi (surprising for a boat of this size);
– cockpit (17 sq. M.), Which can be accessed from the upper saloon or by steps from the aft platform;
– food – “beach” (17 sq. M.) With unlimited opportunities for recreation by the water.
Another striking detail that deserves attention is the curved glass sliding doors through which we enter the lower saloon.
Dossier BeachClub 660
Fuel / water supply:
4000 l / 750 l
3 + 1 (crew)