Blue Jeans lights up London

Delivered to her delighted owners at the end of last year, the 34-metre Blue Jeans has made many new friends on her maiden voyage. After the handover at Van Der Valk Shipyard in the Netherlands, Blue Jeans has cruised through Belgium, France and the UK to London. Blue Jeans is due at her home berth in the Far East in late January.

Blue Jeans was built for clients who knew exactly what they wanted for their tailor-made raised pilothouse motoryacht. The exterior style is closely aligned with the request for high ceilings in the interior, which rise to almost 2.5 metres in the lounge. Both the exterior and the interior have been designed by Guido de Groot.

Standout looks
The yacht’s sleek profile features lots of exterior glass, including for the bulwarks. Her blue hull paint was developed with Alexseal while Guido de Groot used colours, surfaces and lights to remove any hint of white. Blue Jeanscarries a fully-custom bare aluminium tender placed sideways in her own large garage. This set-up generated space for a large engine room for the twin MTUs required to give a top speed of 28 knots.

Al fresco highlights include balconies both sides of the main deck and a retractable dive board on the flybridge. The anchor windlasses are hidden within the raised bow to free up room on the foredeck for a recessed chill-out zone with pop-up table. This cool feature typifies the detailed design and engineering which went into this project.

Feel the fusion
The interior features an intricate fusion of Northern European and Asian styles, some remarkable lighting displays and a wide variety of materials. These include liquid metal walls, copper accents and reconstituted teak in small wooden trims on the walls and ceilings. The master stateroom features rare Lapis Lazuli Blue marble while other fine stones include Nero Marquina and Fior di Bosco in the dining area and White Carrara in the saloon.