New custom Explorer “Capella”

The 23.55 metre project “Capella” is one of the latest Explorer yachts designed by Guido de Groot for the Van der Valk Shipyard in the Netherlands. She is being custom-built for experienced owners who are creating the ultimate home-at-sea for their family. They are very involved in the everyday decisions that can make a difference to their inner wellbeing when on the yacht, making this a real pleasure for everyone involved in the design and build.

Project Capella has a masculine and rugged look while taking inspiration from previous Van der Valk successes such as Seawolf – they loved her hardtop, now with straight windows – and the stern area of Venera. The yacht will have a round-bilged steel hull with a bulbous bow. Comfort is key with a low centre of gravity assured by her aluminum superstructure.

The main deck social area features a large country kitchen and main salon within an open-plan layout. A window above the kitchen connects the flybridge and makes communication between the two areas easy. Project Capella will have a contemporary European interior and sleep eight guests and two crew. After delivery in the spring of 2023 her home port will be in the Balearics.