LeVen Yachts announced its first model, an all-aluminum 90-footer (27-meter). The yacht is designed and engineered by Dutch design studio Vripack and is constructed by the Van der Valk shipyard, also of the Netherlands.
On the main deck, there is what the designers call the “Great Room at Sea.” With 8 feet of headroom, the Great Room has a centralized galley. The galley is flanked by an aft dining room with a table that accommodates 10 and a forward-facing bar that can fit four barstools. The LeVen 90’s forward windows can be lowered with the push of a button, too.
Aft there is a lanai deck before the sports deck at the stern with a transformer platform for stowing a 15-foot-plus tender and cranes for multiple Jet Skis. The transom garage can handle additional water toys and fishing gear.
Up top is a sun deck with more than 650 square feet of space. It’s approximately 40 feet in length with a centerline helm station. Above the helm station is a 550-square-foot, solar-panel hardtop that helps charge the 90’s lithium-ion battery bank, which powers the air conditioning and allows the yacht to run in silent mode for eight hours during the day and 12 hours at night.
Belowdecks, this yacht has two guest staterooms, a VIP stateroom and the master stateroom, each with en suite bathrooms and accommodating eight; the crew cabins toward the bow fit four.
The 90 is the first yacht in the world to use a Voith Linear Jet propulsion system. The design helps protect the propellers by building them within a streamlined nozzle that’s integrated into the hull. Combined with MTU 12V2000 engines, the 90 can reportedly cruise at 23 knots for 400 nautical miles. The builder says top speed is 26 knots.
Hull No. 1 will be delivered in the Netherlands on Sept. 24. The LeVen 90 will make its global debut at the 60th-annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Oct. 30.
For more information, visit: levenyachts.com