A Dutch shipyard Van der Valk joined forces with a yacht design studio Vripack to create a ground-breaking design concept for the 25-meter Meteor weekend boat. Created with inland cruising in mind, the platform was initially developed for an owner in search of a boat that he could use to transport the family to and from their summer house.
The Meteor platform demonstrates Van der Valk’s ability to meet bespoke demands in aluminum in the 20 to 35-meter range. Her powerful sweet-spot blend of triple Rolls Royce MTUs with water jets will guarantee an exceptional top speed of at least 40 knots.
The stern of the boat draws inspiration from the sports car world. The transom itself serves as a swim platform when opened and combines with the interior space to create a large beach club/winter garden. Two three-meter sliding roofs offer the option for sun or shade both here and in the bridge area of the foredeck lounge, all part of a radically different deployment of space that is enhanced by the liberal use of glass in the superstructure.
An ergonomic layout of the boat embraces the flow of movement. The main salon includes a dining area and bar, while the lower deck features two full-beam double suites with bathrooms. Each bed is angled to provide superb views out to sea.
Vripack has designed a textual mix of satin and gloss finishes with gunmetal black diamond-stitched leathers and blue velvet surfaces. The window frames feature an eggshell-white textile and all materials will be sustainably and locally sourced.
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