Van der Valk BeachClub 600 Makes Smart Use of its Size
To a lot of people, the shorter a yacht is, the shorter its list of features and creature comforts must be. But Van der Valk Shipyard, a Dutch firm specializing in small and mid-size motor yachts, respectfully disagrees, and has done so for much of the half-century that has passed since Wim van der Valk started the business. The latest example of the outfit’s “small size, not-so-small luxury” approach is the BeachClub 600.
The boat’s aluminum hull 62’6” bow to stern, but there’s a lot of content stuffed into those sixty-two-and-a-half feet, due in no small part to some very clever packaging. The BeachClub 600 utilizes a patent-pending layout that places the engines – a pair of Volvo Penta D11B2-A MPs – underneath the swim platform at the stern, which allows for a huge salon/lounge/dining area/galley to be situated under and behind the bridge, with direct access to said swim platform. Moving toward the bow, you’ll find a pair of guest cabins and a substantial owner’s suite with panoramic views thanks to generously sized windows. Topside, the foredeck can be ordered in a lounge configuration or with a hot tub, either of which would be great for watching the world pass by at 19.2 knots, which just so happens to be the Van der Valk BeachClub 600’s claimed top speed.