LeVen 90 Introducing LeVen, the ultimate Exumas superyacht. Tough-yet-luxurious, Dutch built & engineered, and loaded with groundbreaking tech.
Hull #1 will be delivered in late September in the Netherlands, then will debut October 30 at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.
LeVen’s shallow draft, comfortable ride and seaworthiness are by virtue of groundbreaking technology such as the Voith linear jet propulsion system and Vripack’s patented Slide Hull design, making her the ideal Bahamian island cruiser
From the Dutch word “leven”, which means both “life” and “to live,” LeVen Yachts celebrates the Exumas cruising lifestyle. The inspiration for YachtCreators and Lucas Silva in developing LeVen was yachting families who enjoy active, outdoor living in casual elegance.
YachtCreators assembled a Dutch dream team for LeVen; specifically, to create the ultimate superyacht for yachting families like the Silvas, ones with genuine passion for cruising Bahamian waters. Furthermore, a superyacht with the requisite speed, comfort, range and seaworthiness to take-on the often unpredictable sea conditions encountered between islands.
For LeVen, YachtCreators ingeniously proposed something never before seen in the yachting industry … the Voith linear jet propulsion system. Indeed, LeVen is the first yacht in the world to take advantage of the Voith linear jet propulsion system. The Voith system not only solved the shallow draft specification, it also provides low noise & vibration levels as well.
Internationally acclaimed for outside-the-box thinking, Vripack proposed their patented hard chine Slide Hull design for LeVen …their largest to date, in fact.
The final phase was to select a proper shipyard … one with the pedigree and stability worthy of LeVen, and with the flexibility to successfully manage the wealth of new technology. That shipyard is Van der Valk. With their rich history of premium custom builds,
remarkable client retention rate, and infectious enthusiasm, Van der Valk is the perfect fit for LeVen.
Taking a cue from luxury beach home designs, LeVen’s main deck is open, bright, and features a massive Chef’s Table-style galley forward. In essence a Great Room at sea, the main deck is ideally suited for entertaining friends and family, and the perfect venue for guests to gather, socialize, etc. while enjoying 360-degree ocean views.
LeVen’s side windows are enormous, as is the front windshield. Courtesy of a cleverly designed mechanism, the windshield opens to allow cool Bahamian breezes to flow uninterrupted from the
galley to the aft dining deck, further highlighting the bright living space and sense of connection with nature onboard.
Dining onboard LeVen is extraordinary, as the dining area claims an entire deck … a feature normally found only on 40-meter+ yachts. Moreover, the dining deck serves as an extension to both the galley and salon, thus completing the Great Room effect.
Lastly, the expansive sports deck…named for its massive hidden storage trunk, which stores everything from scuba gear to stand-up paddle boards. This, along with the versatile forward and flybridge decks, empowers guests onboard LeVen to thoroughly enjoy both ocean and sun, from sunbathing to spearfishing, to jet skiing and more.
LeVen is a tough-yet-luxurious, RINA-classed, Dutch-engineered & manufactured superyacht built entirely in renewable aluminum. She’s capable of speeds in excess of 26kts, has a range at cruise of over 400nm, and a class-leading draft of only 1.37m (4’6”).
Next up for LeVen is the launch and delivery of hull #1 at the Van der Valk shipyard in late September of this year. At the end of October, Leven makes her grand global debut at the 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Bahia Mar - G dock).