The Next Episode

Van der Valk 27m Raised Pilothouse

The Wim van der Valk shipyard in the Netherlands completed construction of “The next Episode”, a 89.24 foot (27.2 metre) motor yacht. The yacht belongs to the Raised Pilothouse series that the shipyard has developed along with Guido de Groot Design, who have been the designers of both her interior and exterior.

Her design is contemporary and spacious. 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. The master cabin is sited on the main deck ahead of the raised pilothouse. The lower deck accommodates the owner’s party of up to 8 guests in 4 comfortable staterooms including a VIP, 2 doubles and 1 twin. She also has accomodation for up to 3 crew members.

Powered by 3 Volvo Penta (IPS-1200) 900hp diesel engines, MY “The Next Episode” is capable of a 25 knot top speed. A fuel tank capacity of 11,500 litres (diesel), and fresh water tank capacity of 2000 litres, ensures that this yacht has a good cruising range. One of the salient features of the 27m vessel is its extraordinary sound system. Integrated into the design, the main salon is equipped with six surround speakers and two sub-woofers with colossal output capacities. The Fohhn surround speakers have a maximum power rating of 600 watts each. These in combination with the two 800 watt sub-woofers allow the system to produce an incredibly rich sound. We have integrated the specific acoustic requirements into the interior design at an early phase. The stainless steel CNC-cut grille and the custom finish for the two Fohhn subwoofers fit the interior design perfectly.

The exterior spaces house an additional 4100 watts of nominal speaker capacity with an electronically controlled 21” sub-woofer which is concealed in the flybridge.