The Explorer series is a trawler design with classic style and transatlantic range. Previously known as the Continental IV series, the Explorer line is available in an original round bilge or fast displacement hull design, ensuring excellent seakeeping and handling abilities.

With designs ranging from 78 to 131 foot, the largest Continental IV to date was the Santa Maria T, a 121’ steel hull full displacement motoryacht. Van der Valk stays at the forefront of the latest technology, with Santa Maria T serving as a great example. She utilized the DMS Anti-Roll Stabilization system, the first of its kind to be used on a yacht.

The results were phenomenal and the Santa Maria T was a tremendous success. Like all Van der Valks,the Explorer line can be customized to meet the owner’s needs and tastes.  Any stone, fabric, wood, layout or engineering specification can be selected by the owner.

Each new Van der Valk is custom built to exceed the owner's wishes and expectations.

Contact Van der Valk dealer Denison Yachting for a private showing.


  • Length Overall 78 to 131'
  • Layout Customizable
  • Engines Customizable
  • Horsepower Customizable
  • Hull Material Steel or Aluminum

Spacious Salon

Inviting interiors from world-class designers.

Stateroom Options

Each build is completely customizable with options for three, four or five staterooms.

Easily Customizable

One-of-a-kind luxury is standard, creating a custom selection of amenities available onboard that rival the competition.

Classic Construction

A new Van der Valk in aluminum or steel construction offers flexibility with design and layout arrangements.

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