Located in The Netherlands, Van der Valk Shipyard offers a variety of yachts to their customers. The selection includes Explorer and Expedition styles along with Flybridge and Raised Pilothouse models, plus a spaciously appointed new BeachClub line. With a staunch focus on superior quality and craftsmanship, Van der Valk Shipyard has developed a preference for ALEXSEAL® on all their new builds.
Founded by a passionate yachtsman and watersport enthusiast in 1967, Mr. Wim van der Valk is still at the helm today, guiding the company through their next phase of expansion and product offerings. The production facility is located in Waalwijk, in The Netherlands, just an hour away from Amsterdam. The property consists of six state-of-the-art production buildings that offer construction of models up to 40 meters (131’).
This well-known Dutch shipyard went bold with their first use of ALEXSEAL by applying Hazelnut Metallic to their factory demo 20M Flybridge. This was seen as risky by many in the yachting industry as it took a drastic departure from the typical conservative attitude of yacht owners and builders. Yoeri Bijker, Marketing Manager for Van der Valk Shipyard explains, “We (especially our founder Mr. Wim van der Valk) have always been pioneers and innovators in the industry, and from the beginning, we knew this color would be a ‘winner’. After the 20M market introduction, many yacht builders followed our example with bronze colored hulls.”
Since their first use of ALEXSEAL in 2013, Van der Valk Shipyard has preferred the full system on every new build. Bijker elaborates, “We like the fact that the full paint system, including fairing compounds, primers, topcoats and metallic are available at ALEXSEAL. We no longer have to rely on other parties to deliver parts of the full coatings system.” It also helps that the applicators enjoy using the products, and in 5 years with dozens of new builds, the shipyard has never needed a warranty claim.
“Van der Valk Shipyard owes its ongoing success over the decades to an unwavering dedication to key values such as reliability, cooperation and a forward-thinking approach that we apply to every aspect of who we are, what we do and the motoryachts that result,” Mr. Van der Valk stated. ALEXSEAL’s Lauris Appel has lead the development of the relationship between Van der Valk Shipyard and ALEXSEAL by offering our world-renowned support whenever called upon.
With over 50 years of steel and aluminum shipbuilding heritage, Van der Valk Shipyard has a proven pedigree and devotion to the customer. Choosing the ALEXSEAL system to protect all of their new builds, no matter the style further adds to this Netherlands yacht builder’s desire to continuously innovate. The team at Van der Valk Shipyard is prepared to build your next yacht to the highest standards with any customizations you desire and deliver it with the long-lasting and brilliant shine of ALEXSEAL.