A passionate yachtsman and watersport enthusiast, Wim van der Valk founded the company that bears his name in 1968, and remains the driving force behind it today. Since its inception, Van der Valk has built a rich heritage in both steel and aluminium motoryachts. The success of the first cabin and aft-cabin design cruisers measuring from seven to ten metres quickly attracted widespread attention from the yachting public.

Having almost half a century of experience in building exceptionally solid and reliable yachts is also related to the carefully considered designs, created together with gifted naval architects. This cooperation extends to ensuring that every yacht exudes an air of class and elegance that reflects the comfort within.

Today, Van der Valk’s production facilities in Waalwijk (The Netherlands), produce only a select number of Continental yachts every year. This ensures unrivalled quality and exclusivity for individual owners. Each and every Continental benefits from the strictest quality control and a first-rate construction process. Only after intensive sea trials and quality control procedures can boats leave the yard for delivery to their new owners.

Our designers make sure that each and every line has a reason for being as they synthesise timeless and contemporary features within the exterior profile. As a result, the Van der Valk look & feel has always been instantly recognisable among connoisseurs in the maritime world. Noble, distinctive, elegant design… Continental yachts stand out from the crowd in every marina and turn heads in admiration when seen from the shore.

Do you have a clear vision of what your dream yacht should look like? Together with our preferred partners and designers, we can make your dream come true.


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