Van der Valk BeachClub 600 on Track for Early 2018 Launch

Hull No. 1 has Volvo Penta IPS950 engines near the swim platform, freeing other space for guest use.

BeachClub 600
The BeachClub 600 is 62'5" LOA with a beam of 18'.Courtesy Van de Valk

Dutch builder Van der Valk is continuing construction on Hull No. 1 of its BeachClub 600, which is scheduled to debut in early 2018.

The aluminum yacht is designed in collaboration with Cor D. Rover and Ginton Naval Architects, with an unusual engine position near the swim platform, freeing traditional engine-room space for guest use.

“The aim was to create something that would be genuinely innovative and give clients not only an unprecedented feeling of space, but far more space in reality,” Van der Valk Sales Director Patrick Lankhuizen stated in a press release.

Power is a pair of Volvo Penta 950IPS engines that are expected to produce a top speed of 25 knots.

How space is used on board: the foredeck guest area is just shy of 270 square feet; the cockpit is 182 square feet and the beach club is 150 square feet.