donderdag, september 23, 2021

Hull Vane and an unintended outcome of innovation

THE HAGUE - Marketing and innovation can have funny consequences. Thomas Edison invented the phonograph so people could re-hear church sermons at home. He revolutionized...

The Dutch drive for greener competitive sailing

THE HAGUE – Does any sport look greener than Olympic sailing? Perhaps not, and that’s misleading. A significant source of pollution in the sport...

Under new management, DMS Holland spreads its wings

KERKDRIEL – DMS Holland has gone more than one extra mile to find management expertise that can locate and expand business opportunities for the...

Amsterdam yard puts promising wood substitute on new tender

AMSTERDAM – Bouwmeester Shipyard here has built an 8m (26ft.) tender made of Resysta, a wood substitute with all the qualities that this era...

The pursuit of sustainable wood in boat building

WORKUM -  Shipyards get steel sheets already cut and shaped. Why is this not the case for wooden boat segments? Lifelong wooden boat maker...

Dutch superyachts as role models for sustainability

AMSTERDAM - The problem with superyachts is that all that ostentation -- teak decks,  jacuzzis, chopper platforms and gleaming pools -- overwhelms the fact...

Cybersecurity can be patchy on superyachts

AMSTERDAM – Few issues stoke greater anxiety than onboard cybersecurity gaps. It is an issue that over the years has often gone by the...

New reality on the ground at Vripack yields Concept Futura

SNEEK – The Vripack design studio has been issuing very edgy designs in recent years. In 2019, it even rebranded itself into a design...

Awlfair SF ‘true step-change’ for Dutch paints, coatings multinational

AMSTERDAM – The 2019 METSTRADE show was a marquee event for AkzoNobel. The Dutch paints and coatings multinational unveiled its Awlfair SF (Spray Filler)...

Consortium develops hydrogen-powered coach boat

THE HAGUE - A consortium of Dutch maritime companies and knowledge centers is developing a hydrogen-electric coach boat for use during regatta racing. Coach boats...