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Dutch Falcon spreads her wings

Interior designer Carla Guilhem made the most of this spaciousness to create a calm and contemporary style.

The 26-metre Dutch Falcon is the launch model for an innovative new take on award-winning Flybridge range. Her highly experienced owner is delighted with the way the yacht blends a proven-in-practice aluminium hull with a sleek-lined superstructure and show-stealing slabs of glass.

Dutch Falcon is also a major milestone for Volva Penta as she carries the 10,000th IPS 30 drive unit. The two companies have an impressive shared history as the 20-metre Amara was the world’s first aluminium yacht to feature such a drive in 2007. This partnership in power provision has benefitted many Van der Valk clients, including the owners of Dutch Falcon who are reaping the rewards of her triple IPS 1050 drives.

“With a wide-open throttle Dutch Falcon easily attains 25 knots,” says Head of Sales Yoeri Bijker. “That’s an impressive speed for a 26-metre yacht and there are other benefits too. The IPS was revolutionary at the time of its launch and still is for efficiency savings of around 25 percent on fuel consumption and noise. It’s also virtually plug & play for yards like ours who are very experienced with installing the IPS. Most importantly, owner-operators find it easy to manoeuvre with a joystick in all directions and when rotating, offering the assets of a bow and sternthruster.”

Residence on the water
Interior designer Carla Guilhem made the most of this spaciousness to create a calm and contemporary style. Mirroring the design theme of the Flybridge that revolves around relaxation and homeliness, the interior has a wealth of round shapes and organic forms. A palette of off-white and grey hues is mixed with pop-up colours in the accessories and upholstery. The owners tell us that Dutch Falcon’s interior feels as good as it looks…

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.