Dutch shipyard Van der Valk has delivered the 26-metre Nicostasia, fourth in their semi-custom Raised Pilothouse series, to her new owners. Photo: Van Der ValkDesigner Guido de Groot was commissioned to devise both the exterior and interior design while her naval architecture was completed by Ginton Naval Architects. Photo: Van Der ValkThanks to the input of Nicostasia’s owners, who are experienced yachtsmen themselves, the yacht features a few key custom family-oriented design elements, one of which is the open galley. Usually located out of sight, Nicostasia’s owners underscored the importance of having an open kitchen integrated into the saloon, perfect for a family who, “loves to socialise with guests while cooking,” says de Groot. Photo: Van Der ValkHer interior features an abundance of natural light, as requested by the owners of Nicostasia, complemented with a palatable light colour scheme which principally features whitewashed oak as a material. De Groot typifies the interior as minimalist and functional while stressing that “Nicostasia is a real family boat”.Photo: Van Der ValkWith a four-bedroom layout, Nicostasia can accommodate up to eight guests. She features one full beam owner’s suite, one VIP-configured suite, and two guest cabins. Additionally, each stateroom features an en-suite bathroom. A central staircase fashioned from stainless steel connects the three main decks and the wheelhouse. Photo: Van Der ValkAs for Nicostasia’s exterior areas, the Raised Pilothouse series features an elevated wheelhouse and an open deck area in the forward of the vessel where guests can lounge on sunpads. In the aft, there is space for al fresco dining and guests can easily access the sea via a beach club. Photo: Van Der ValkBuilt with an aluminium fast displacement hull, Nicostasia is capable of reaching speeds of up to 25 knots and cruises at around 18 knots thanks to her two MTU 10V 2000 M93 engines which provide a combined 3004hp. Photo: Van Der ValkNicostasia will cruise the Adriatic Sea this summer season and is currently berthed in Montenegro.
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The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA