From the beach platform guests move into the main salon dining area with a table and bar for ease. The line of sight descends to the lower deck where two double guest cabins are found. Each bed is angled to gift views out to sea, as well as free up space for two en suites.
DARE TO DEFY CONVENTION
Developed in partnership with Van der Valk – a Dutch shipyard known for its safe, comfortable and efficient motor yachts – and Boutique Yachts, Project Meteor sets the small boat bar high. “Meteor is one of the boldest examples of an extremely powerful Van Der Valk, sculpted for those who dare to defy convention,” says Yoeri Bijker, Van der Valk’s head of sales and marketing.
FLOW OF MOVEMENT
The fresh approach continues on the interior with an ergonomic layout that embraces flow of movement. A textual mix of satin and gloss finishes sit alongside gunmetal black diamond stitched leathers and blue velvet surfaces. The window frames feature an eggshell white textile. And all materials are sustainably and locally sourced. Overall, the concept feeds into the growing demand for well-designed boats that enable owners to explore in isolation, with their family, hassle-free.
“There will always be a time and a place for large, explorer boats. But equally so, we see plenty of owners who have had enough of big yacht ownership,” says Hoekstra. “They are keen to scale back and spend time with their family while learning to drive a day boat. Having a fleet of 80-footers dotted around the globe is the boating equivalent to having a sports car at every residence that you look forward to driving.”
With Project Meteor, the package may be small, but the opportunities are endless.