Van der Valk owes its ongoing success over the decades to an unwavering dedication to key values such as reliability, cooperation and a forward-thinking approach. They apply to every aspect of who we are, what we do and the motoryachts that result.
As a family-run company with a pedigree that spans generations, Van der Valk understands the value of keeping ones word and creating yachts that stand the test of time. This informs everything we do. We abide by agreements made with customers, suppliers and staff; we build yachts which function equally as well as they look; we ensure that our financial situation and future prospects are stable by maintaining good solvability and a well-filled order portfolio at all times. We consider our partners and buyers as family members – and this is reflected in our excellent relationships and many repeat clients.
In keeping with a centuries-long Dutch tradition of flat hierarchies and uniting for the common good, the yachtbuilding industry in the Netherlands tends to consist of small and medium-sized companies who often work together in concert, each bringing its own expertise to the table. This allows for an unrivalled degree of flexibility and specialisation, in which Van der Valk fully participates.
We work together with owners to establish the best possible solutions for their needs, and continue our partnership after delivery with a first-class after-sales service. Within the yard, the lines of communication are short and the organisational structure flat, ensuring a pleasant working environment from which clients also benefit. And our relationship with co-makers – designers, engineers and suppliers of systems, components and materials – revolves around long-term partnerships and superior products.
This approach has also repeatedly shown its worth in after-sales service. Van der Valks can thank much of its success to its excellent local representatives, who have an excellent understanding of their markets and ensure good communication between owners and yard.