Onboard: 27m Van der Valk motor yacht Helga

Written by Rebecca Smurthwaite

Delivered to her owner this summer, the 27.3-metre motor yacht Helga instantly turns heads with her eye-catching pastel blue hull. Built by the Dutch shipyard Van der Valk, Helga features both interior and exterior design by long-term Van der Valk collaborator, Guido de Groot Design.Helga yacht cruising The all-aluminium yacht can accommodate eight guests across four spacious staterooms, consisting of one master suite and three guest staterooms located on the yacht’s lower deck. She also accommodates a crew of three, who have separate living quarters on the main deck forward.Helga yacht stateroom Helga yacht office Helga yacht interior design Photo: Van der Valk ShipyardGuido de Groot Design made use of contemporary decor to create an inviting living space. Designed to have a homely-feeling, oak and walnut woods were used throughout to add warmth. Guido de Groot commented, “The owner was heavily involved in the design process. We went into all of the details and worked very closely with both him and his wife, especially in the later stages of the project when we had to decide on materials. He wanted to be sure that he’d made the right decisions for all of the items on board in all of the rooms, so would constantly be asking us to show him the different options available.”

Helga yacht saloon Helga yacht saloon Helga features a Raised Pilothouse, a large main saloon with ample seating for evening gatherings, with a separate dining area in the wheelhouse to maximise her communal living spaces. She has a large swim platform aft for guests to directly access the water and al fresco dining on her main deck.Helga yacht interior designThe motor yacht is powered by twin MTU 12V 2000 M96L diesel engines giving her a top speed of 27 knots and a cruising speed of 23 knots.

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