The Fort Lauderdale-based shipyard YachtCreators have collaborated with experienced owner and entrepreneur Lucas Silva to launch a new Dutch line of superyachts: LeVen.
Created for cruising the Exumas, the new line will include 27-metre superyachts, designed and engineered by Vripack and constructed by the Van der Valk shipyard in the Netherlands, where hull number one will be launched on 24th September ahead of her debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Created for active yachting families, the new superyacht will feature a sports deck and transformer platform able to store a 4.5-metre tender, cranes, jet skis, fishing equipment and paddleboards. The RINA-classed yacht is built entirely from renewable aluminium and is the first yacht to feature the Voith Linear Jet propulsion system to protect the propellers and the shallow draft of 1.37-metres.
“For families like mine, boating in the Exumas means navigating shallow waters accessible only with a smaller boat,” says Silva. “When we arrive, we want the benefits of a superyacht, such as the comfort and the fun … jet skiing, paddleboarding, spearfishing, scuba diving, etc. That’s real living!”
“On our 37-metre, my family appreciated the confidence that came with building to Class, the water toy storage, the superyacht-low noise levels and the massive outdoor decks. On our 50-footer, we enjoyed the simplicity of use, the connection with the water, agility, and the shallow draft. On LeVen, my family now wants to experience the best of both worlds,” he added.
Onboard features include a 650-square-metre sundeck with a 9-metre hardtop that also serves as a platform for the yacht’s solar panels to help power the lithium system and the yacht’s silent mode. The new LeVen model will be capable of speeds in excess of 26 knots and a cruising range of over 400nm thanks to her twin MTU 12V2000 engines.
“LeVen began as a dream of island living, but it’s evolved into so much more,” says YachtCreators founder Barin Cardenas. “We’re introducing a new propulsion option to the yachting industry, the layout redefines the use of onboard space, and new tech has been added without complicating the user experience. We have indeed created the ultimate Exumas superyacht.”