Dutch shipyard Van der Valk has launched its latest 34m/111.6ft luxury expedition yacht: LADY LENE. The tri-deck design features a Fast Displacement hull with a wave-piercing bow, all finished in a metallic pale brown to contrast the white superstructure. The exteriors are the work of the Owner’s representatives YachtCreators in collaboration with Guido de Groot Design, while the naval architecture is by Ginton Naval Architects and Diana Yacht Design, and the interiors from Carla Guilhem.
The balance between interior and exterior spaces provides a fully open-plan main deck salon and dining area within, while the refined alfresco living areas offer a choice of sunbathing, lounging and dining options. Renders reveal dark and mid-toned wood varieties contracted by white furnishings and accents in a dusky blue and an earthy brown that match the hull colour.
Guests on board will be able to venture off to the remotest corners of the world in comfort as well as style: Gyro stabilisation systems will keep life on board smooth while at zero speed (i.e., at anchor), and a fin system reduces roll on rough passages.
The accommodation is designed for up to 8 guests across 4 generously proportioned en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite and 3 VIP staterooms. The Master suite is placed amidships on the lower deck to make use of the full beam, with two of the VIP staterooms forward and the third VIP stateroom enjoying the views from its aft position on the bridge deck. There is a crew of 7 on-hand for first-class service and to ensure that everything runs at peak efficiency throughout every cruise.
In terms of performance, M/Y LADY LENE is capable of a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots using twin MAN V12-1650 engines of 1,650 HP, while significant fuel efficiency is achieved through the Hull Vane transom wing.
Superyacht LADY LENE is scheduled for delivery in 2022.