Van der Valk Delivers 4th Semi-Custom Raised Pilothouse

The 85-foot Nicostasia has interior and exterior design by Guido de Groot.

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Nicostasia is Van der Valk's fourth semicustom, 85-foot raised pilothouse yacht.Van der Valk

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.

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(Top to bottom) The flybridge overhang shades the cockpit's alfresco dining space; a first look at her master stateroom; Nicostasia's design called for an open feel with abundance of natural light, achieved by the expansive use of glass as seen here. The white interior helped too.Van Der Valk

Other owners have worked with Van der Valk to space out the accommodations differently, Yoeri Bijker, marketing manager, stated in a press release.

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Powered with twin 1,502 hp MTU 10V 2000 diesels, the yacht has a 23-knot top-end and 18-knot cruise speed.Van Der Valk

“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.