zondag, januari 26, 2020

Dutch builders erase a cheese-and-chalk division

CANNES – Oceanco makes vast, gorgeous football field-length motor yachts. And Royal Huisman, towering performance sailing yachts. Right? Well, no. In the hands of...

Hull Vane launches semi-custom wing for recreational yachts

WAGENINGEN - Hull Vane BV has developed a semi-custom, below-the-transom Hull Vane wing for recreational yachts of 10 to 20m (33 to 66ft.) Until now,...

Pursuing fuel savings and stability, Hull Vane is on a roll

MONACO- Hull Vane BV, the Dutch company that makes under-the-transom wings for displacement motor yachts and commercial vessels, is ending 2019 on a high...

WhisperPower sees strong growth

DRACHTEN – Founded only in 2007, WhisperPower has become a global factor in the manufacture of combined hybrid power and propulsion systems. Today, only...

Calling eco-rebels for the superyacht revolution.

AMSTERDAM – The superyacht industry is not easily associated with uprisings. Yet it is igniting a revolution to slash the sector’s ecological footprint and...

Joy Rider, Damen’s 15th yacht support craft, off to Monaco

GORINCHEM - Amels, the superyacht unit of Damen Shipyards, has launched the 46m (151ft.) Joy Rider, raising Damen’s fleet of yacht support vessels to...

METSTRADE expects packed 2019 house

AMSTERDAM – Organizers of the 2019 METSTRADE show say their SuperYacht Pavilion, which was enlarged only last year, is already fully booked. Its 3...

An unfinished symphony: MARIN’s pursuit of onboard comfort

WAGENINGEN – To most of mankind, superyachts, cruise ships and ferries look worlds apart. But – and don’t tell superyacht owners this – to...

Limited Editions keep Amels on a healthy roll

VLISSINGEN – On a sun-bleached spring day, Victor Caminada was counting projects at Amels Yachts. “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 …. 12, 13,14.”...

Port of Amsterdam rolls out carpet for superyacht builders

AMSTERDAM _ In 2018, the Port of Amsterdam invested €50 million to attract companies in circular, renewable and other sectors not usually associated with...