Nicostasia is the fourth unit of the raised-pilothouse yachts by Van der Valk, built for a repeat client. The new vessel features interior and exterior design by Guido de Groot, while the naval architecture is the work of Ginton Naval Architects. The 26m full-aluminum motor yacht has a top speed of 25 knots, powered by two MTU 10V 2000 M93 with a power of 1502 HP each. The cruising speed is 18 knots.


The 26m yacht has been delivered to her new owners, who are experienced yachtsmen and features family-oriented design and an open galley. Her 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”.

The full-beam master suite is located on the lower deck while the crew mess, a part of the crew cabins and the galley/utility room is on the main deck forward. So, the crew has a direct access to the main helm station. Alongside the master suite, on the lower deck can be found a full-beam VIP suite, a double guest cabin and guest cabin with Pullman beds.


As 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.

Nicostasia will cruise the Adriatic Sea this summer season and is currently berthed in Montenegro.