Dutch shipyard Wim van der Valk has announced that construction has begun on the first all-aluminium semi-custom Continental Trawler 2395. The Flybridge model is the first of a new series of semi-custom trawler-style yachts designed for the yard by Guido de Groot and is being built on spec.
She will accommodate up to eight guests over four commodious cabins, as well as a crew of four. Amongst her notable characteristics is her excellent fuel efficiency, achieved in part by her round-bilged hull and semi-displacement capabilities. Combined with a large fuel tank and light aluminium construction, she will be able to achieve an impressive range. She is powered by twin V8 MAN 1200HP engines which will give her a maximum speed of 18 knots.
For added customisation, potential owners are able to make their choice of size and make of engines, gearbox and stabilisers, with the base system designed to accommodate a wide range of systems and brands. The Trawler series is available in a variety of different sizes ranging from 17 to 40 metres.
Designer Guido de Groot comments on the vessel, saying, “The Trawler 2395 Flybridge has been designed from the inside out. She combines a large interior volume within a hull length of 24 metres in a stylish and modern no nonsense look, as you would expect from a go anywhere yacht.”
The first Continental Trawler 2395 is scheduled for delivery in Spring 2016 and is currently for sale. The yard has 7 yachts under construction at the moment from across both the Continental and Continental Trawler Series. The next yacht to be launched will be the flagship 37 metre Continental Trawler, which is scheduled for completion in June this year.