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The 112-foot Van Der Valk Blue Jeans is touring Europe en route to the Far East.

Van Der Valk Blue Jeans
Van Der Valk Shipyard says twin MTUs power Blue Jeans to a 28-knot top hop. Courtesy Van Der Valk Shipyard

Van Der Valk Shipyard in the Netherlands delivered the 112-foot Blue Jeans in late 2022. Since then, the yacht has cruised through Belgium, France and the United Kingdom en route to its home port in the Far East.

The yard calls Blue Jeans one of the most complex superyachts we’ve created to date.” The clients wanted the raised-pilothouse design to have high ceilings in the interior, so the Van Der Valk team raised them to about 8 feet in the main lounging space.

A lot of glass is in the exterior, including in the bulwarks, to enhance the views of the outdoors. Alexseal worked with designer Guido de Groot to create the blue hull paint. It stands out because there’s no hint of white.

Also noteworthy is that Blue Jeans carries a custom aluminum tender in a garage designed to leave room for a larger engine room, accommodating twin MTUs for a reported top speed of 28 knots. Balconies are on both sides of the main deck, and the anchor windlasses are hidden to leave the foredeck open for guests.

Is that a retractable dive board way up high on the flybridge? Yes, it is—for brave souls who want to have some exhilarating fun.

Where to learn more: visit vandervalkshipyard.com

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