Van der Valk has delivered its fourth semicustom raised pilothouse yacht, an 85-footer christened Nicostasia.
Interior and exterior design are by Guido de Groot, with whitewashed oak as the primary indoor material.
Nicostasia is built for family use, with all the staterooms belowdecks. The master is full-beam, a VIP stateroom is forward and two guest staterooms — designed for children — are on either side of the companionway.
Other owners have worked with Van der Valk to space out the accommodations differently, Yoeri Bijker, marketing manager, stated in a press release.
“Some clients place the crew area on the main deck, while others prefer to have an on-deck owners’ cabin there instead,” he said. “The raised pilothouse concept offers a great deal of flexibility.”
Why did the owners choose a bright color scheme for the interior? They saw it on other Van der Valk builds and adapted it to their own tastes.