Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts shortlisted in IY&A Awards 2015

Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts have been announced as a shortlisted company in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015. The Next Episode – built and developed under the Continental III series line, is set to compete in the Power Yacht 25-40 Metres Award.

BB1A9749 copy (Small)

Built by the Dutch shipyard Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts, The Next Episode features interior and exterior design executed by the Leiden-based Guido de Groot Design.

BB1A9651 copy (Small)

The Next Episode is a contemporary and spacious yacht. Her main deck features an al fresco dining area next to the main salon. She also has a professional galley which can be opened up or closed off from view depending on the social setting. For this project the client desired a contemporary styled yacht with a raised pilothouse and main-deck owner’s cabin.

Master stateroom (Small)

The interior design was sought to be clear, modern and fresh, and boast a generous main salon that could directly access an adjacent alfresco dining area. The use of white-washed oak, high-gloss lacquered Wengé, and white lacquered surfaces was chosen to balance with a mix of leathers and fabrics for wall coverings and other furnishings. A professional-grade galley was requested that could be opened-up or closed-off from the main salon depending on the social setting.

Saloon (Small)

A priority consideration was the integration of a powerful sound system for both interior and exterior spaces which included several surround-sound speakers and subwoofers neatly integrated into the yacht’s interior and exterior design. This request required special attention to acoustic requirements at an early phase of the project.

Saloon 1 (Small)

Below deck, the owner requested accommodations for up to 8 guests in 2 VIP and 2 twin berth cabin as well as adequate space for up to 3 crew members.