Wim Van der Valk: Jangada 2
The Dutch shipyard Wim Van der Valk has launched the 32-meter Jangada 2 - the largest one of the five yachts of Raised Pilothouse custom series built so far.
After the sea trials, Jangada 2 headed to the France’s Cote d'Azur to take part in the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019 (September 10-15), where it will be open to the public.
Jangada 2 is not the first Wim Van der Valk yacht of the owner: he gained a lot of experience with the previous one of the same Raised Pilot House type, so the new boat was fully customized to his wishes. The shipyard collaborated with the Nick Top and Guido de Groot design bureaux to devise all sorts of unusual solutions for equipment and yacht layout. In particular, the crew compartment was expanded, while optimizing the space under the wheelhouse allowed to expand the galley. Jangada 2 stands out with other things: its minimalistic interior style is based principally on whitewashed European oak wood, and the flybridge has a luxurious bar and a sunbathing area with plenty of loose sunbeds. The VIP suite with a panoramic view has unusual location at bow of the main deck, while the master apartments moved to the lower one with an office area and his & her wardrobes. Three more suites can accommodate seven people, bringing the total guests’ capacity up to 11.
The other yachts by Wim Van der Valk of Raised Pilothouse series built before Jangada 2 are 24 to 27 meters long, however the Dutch shipyard envisages building projects of this series up to 40 m long.