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BREAKING NEWS: Lady Lene nominated for prestigious World Superyacht Award

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May 11, 2022

We are delighted to announce that Van der Valk’s fully-custom, all-aluminum tri-deck explorer Lady Lene is a nominee in the World Superyacht Awards 2022 category for Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts (30-34.9m).

Ordered for a repeat Van der Valk client, once again represented by YachtCreators, and loaded with highly specific requests, Lady Lene combines the expertise of four leading players from the Dutch superyacht sector for her design, naval architecture and technical construction.  Her naval architecture is a collaborative effort between the dynamic duo Ginton Naval Architects and Diana Yacht Design, and with exteriors by Guido de Groot Design.

With her sophisticated and calming Art Deco-inspired interiors designed by the talented Carla Guilhem, standout areas onboard Lady Lene include her large, airy salon and dining area on the main deck, as well as her aft entertainment area complete with numerous relaxation and dining spaces. Also notable is the generous swim platform and bar, providing the ideal chill-out space for extended sea cruises.

Performance-wise, Lady Lene features a Fast Displacement hull, a wave-piercing bow and a Hull Vane transom wing to ensure both exceptional performance and significant fuel savings. The top speed of 18 knots and cruising speed of 14 knots are courtesy of her twin MAN 1650hp diesel engines. In addition, the superior stabilization of her gyro system at zero speed is combined with a fin system, perfect for weathering even the choppiest of waters in total comfort.


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Waterdream and YachtCreators announce USA debut of the California 52 XT

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December 14, 2021
Just in time for the holidays, Holland’s Prince Bernhard Van Oranje and New Build Experts YachtCreators welcome Waterdream for the first time to the Americas, with a limited XT edition of the award-winning California 52 series.
 

Waterdream, the stylish new line of bespoke weekenders and dayboats founded by Holland’s Prince Bernhard van Oranje, and YachtCreators, its Americas brand ambassadors, jointly announce the official debut of Waterdream to the Americas. A limited XT edition of the California 52 series, reigning World Yacht Trophies winner for Best Innovation, has splashed at the port of Miami and will be showcased in the months to come at VIP events from Miami to Palm Beach and the Bahamas.

“We are super happy with the partnership with YachtCreators,” remarks Waterdream founder Prince Bernhard van Oranje. “They will provide our customers the lifestyle and service support they need. The California 52 XT was designed with Miami and the Bahamas in mind. With its beautiful design from Vripack and bespoke interior, the 52 XT will be absolutely stunning on the waters of S. Florida and the Caribbean.” 

The California 52 fulfills a long held dream of Prince Bernhard’s, a royal dream if you will, of elevating yachting to the next level. In fact, Dutch powerhouses Vripack design and Van der Valk shipyard were hand selected by the Prince to create nothing short of a masterpiece, one which handles & performs so incredibly as to elicit a visceral response when at the signature helm. Further, the Prince’s design scope for Waterdream detailed a luxury product not only seaworthy & fast, but environmentally sustainable as well. Again, Vripack and Van der Valk shipyard rose to his challenge, making 80% of all Waterdream build materials recyclable, including both the hull and superstructure, which are constructed from 100% ‘green’ aluminum.

There is more than sustainability that sets the California 52 apart from similar sized boats in its class. Cruising the 52 whilst standing at its striking W-shaped carbon fiber console evokes powerful emotions of aliveness and exhilaration. With the galley and dining thoughtfully housed below, the layout on the main deck is refreshingly open and spacious, creating an on-deck vibe of uncomplicated, undeniable connection to the sea. On the subject of the lower deck, the 52’s versatility is underpinned by its optional configuration as either a weekender with two-cabin layout, or dayboat with a veritable great room. The overall experience of vitality and connectedness onboard mentioned previously is heightened further by a top-of-the-line, powerful sound system and casually opulent, minimalistic decor.

The limited XT edition of the California 52 boasts an impressive complement of upgrades and signature touches, beginning with its BMW M-8 series color palette, exclusive to Waterdream. The swim platform on the XT is extended relative to a standard California 52, and versatile in that owners and guests can utilize the area as a platform for launching water toys from the garage, a first for yachts in this class. And last but not least, the XT edition features leather finished cupboards and soft, durable Alcantara interior and exterior upholstery, including cushions and sunpads.

Next up for Waterdream is the public release of the new California 52 Hardtop (convertible soft top or fixed hardtop) edition. 3D renderings are now available upon request.

For further information on the USA arrival of the Waterdream California 52 XT, including but not limited to the tentative schedule of upcoming events and/or high resolution images for public distribution, kindly direct all inquiries to YachtCreators Director of Marketing, Mr. Whitten Hall, at press@yachtcreators.com.

 

About YachtCreators:
YachtCreators, the new build experts. With 70+ new builds to date, YachtCreators has garnered critical acclaim & success with notable award-winning builds as the 55-meter Laurentia by Heesen, the 38-meter Nono by Admiral, and 2020’s Best New Series, the 27.45-meter LeVen by Van der Valk. In the process, we have forged solid, lasting relationships with elite builders, designers and visionary architects across the globe. Discover what it means to DREAM BUILD PLAY with YachtCreators today.

About Waterdream:
Waterdream is a Dutch Maritime lifestyle brand that builds beautifully minimal & entirely handcrafted highend dayboats, luxury tenders and a modern version of the sloep. Blending function with form, practicality with design and the promise of a day excursion with a dream encounter on the water, our boats have an all-round appeal. The California line are compact yachts with James Bond swagger. The yachts are combining exceptional open-air living and seaworthy hull design to enjoy life on the water.


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Delivered: Lady Lene

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December 8, 2021

YachtCreators proudly announces the successful delivery of Lady Lene, a 34-meter Tri-Deck Explorer by Van der Valk shipyard. Repeat clients of YachtCreators, the proud new owners remarked that Lady Lene’s sea trials, in particular the sound levels, exceeded their expectations. The hull, with its wave piercing bow and performance…


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Sold! Award-winning LeVen 90 LV01

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December 3, 2021

YachtCreators proudly announces the sale of the LeVen 90, winner of 2020’s Best New Series and the prestigious ISS Technology Award. Barin Cárdenas, YachtCreators founder and LeVen co-creator, represented both Buyer and Seller in this transaction.

The first of the LeVen 90 series, delivered in late 2019 by Van der…


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YachtCreators offers $100million financing for new builds

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November 1, 2021

YachtCreators, the full-service new build and brokerage firm, has announced a $100million joint venture with Trinity Atlantic Capital (Trinity) to finance the construction of superyachts for retail buyers starting in Q1 2022. SuperyachtNews speaks exclusively with Barin Cardenas, founder and CEO of YachtCreators, about the new financing model.
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YachtCreators and Trinity pump $100 million into premium yacht construction

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November 1, 2021

YachtCreators and Trinity Atlantic Capital have announced a $100 million joint venture to finance the construction of premium yacht builds for retail buyers starting in the first quarter of 2022. YachtCreators has been meeting clients and manufacturers to discuss the venture during the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, which took…


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Waterdream: YachtCreators selected as Americas Ambassador

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March 22, 2021
Waterdream, the stylish new line of bespoke dayboats and weekenders created by the Netherlands’ Prince Bernhard van Oranje, is now introduced to the Americas by YachtCreators, your new build experts.


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YachtCreators Unveils new 27m LeVen Yacht

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August 28, 2019
Fort Lauderdale based YachtCreators has unveiled a soon to launch 27 metre yacht built in aluminium for an American serial entrepreneur and boater.


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First Model of new 27m Dutch Yacht Line LeVen Ready to be Launched

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August 27, 2019
The Fort Lauderdale-based YachtCreators have collaborated with experienced owner and entrepreneur Lucas Silva to launch a new Dutch line of superyachts...


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First Hull For Leven Yachts To Soon Launch

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August 27, 2019
Ever heard of Leven Yachts? If you haven't then there is probably a good reason why. Their first yacht is expected to soon launch to be able to attend the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) -October 30 to Nov 3-.