zaterdag, augustus 18, 2018

The teak dilemma: scarcer, pricier, less available

In a 2-part series, we look at teak on yachts. Its appeal endures. But tougher logging rules hike prices. If superyacht owners were n't so picky, “we...

VETUS Ventilation hatches: smooth, steady, ready

SCHIEDAM _ VETUS has expanded its FGH escape and ventilation hatch series that are designed for modern type boats. Engineered to fit flush, the...

Under new management, Moonen eyes new market

DEN BOSCH – Moonen Yachts has turned its back on recent financial woes. Its new CEO,  ex-marketing man Johan Dubbelman, is determined to grow...

Aluqa Abalone, a boat that works with you

TWELLO _ “We were determined to make the Aluqa unique and exclusive,” says Karl Haagen. “A boat that stands out for its exceptional design....

Mulder Shipyard: an 80-year-old family affair on a roll

ZOETERWOUDE-RIJNDIJK – It took 3 Mulder generations 80 years to make their shipyard a premier market force. Crowning that achievement, recent years have seen...

At 100, Amels thrives in the bosom of Damen Shipyards

VLISSINGEN - In 1946, Kees Amels and his workers (left) posed for a photo on a boat they were building. The history of Dutch...

M2MBlue delivers VOR’s high seas drama

ENSCHEDE – There is no Volvo Ocean Race if no one can hear, read, see, or listen to, the story of a crew's pain,...

Piet Brouwer completes extensive refits

URK _ Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology, the Dutch specialist in turnkey electrotechnical systems, has completed work on 4 yacht refits and upgrades. On the 34m, Vitters-built...

An Amsterdam bridge to safer boating

AMSTERDAM _ At first blush, the 12m. pedestrian bridge opening soon on an Amsterdam canal looks like a ho-hum thing. But in a city...

Feadship’s complex fun ‘platforms’

SCHIEDAM _ Feadship will soon launch Project 1007. The 4-deck, 110m (361ft.) displacement yacht will be its largest. But not for long. Soon, the...