woensdag, november 30, 2022

WRF makes good tracks in yacht sustainability. As you’ll see at the MYS

AMSTERDAM - Amid the riot of superyacht sustainability ideas, initiatives, and claims these days, the unique work of the Water Revolution Foundation stands out...

Andre Hoek on superyacht design in the age of climate change

AMSTERDAM – Superyacht builders are at pains to improve environmental performance, says Dutch yacht designer Andre Hoek. They focus “on substantive reduction of environmental...

Hydrogen is back and this time for good, says a Dutch startup

DORDRECHT - Is there a cheap fuel source that has generated more debate and disappointments over the decades than hydrogen? Likely not! Yet, these...

Dutch yards increasingly cater to speedsters looking over the horizon

AMSTERDAM - Boating in Holland can be like sailing into a Turner painting. Rivers meander through infinite lowlands and sweep around centuries-old old towns. Or...

At WhisperPower, green products, remote access drive strong growth

DRACHTEN – If the COVID years were a bump in the road, WhisperPower, the Dutch developer and maker of (hybrid) energy and propulsion systems,...

Yacht builders, suppliers in pursuit of patents to protect innovation

MUNICH – Increasingly, European yacht builders and designers accelerate their bid for patent protection of their work through the European Patent Office. This newsletter...

Break up a bridge to let a yacht pass? We should get used to...

ROTTERDAM – social media went to town this month on the tale that Rotterdam will partially dismantle an old, unused rail bridge so Oceanco...

To Oceanco owner, clients are family members for life

Dr. Mohammed Al Barwani of Oman owns Oceanco, builder of yachts to 100m and more.  In an interview, made available by the Dutch superyacht...

One man’s abiding passion: liberating wood from its nostalgic image

WORKUM - Steel plates are cut, bent, shaped, and sold to shipyards. Would be nice if we could do this with wood too, no?...
U-BoatWorx production hall

U-BoatWorx widens portfolio confirming global Nr. 1 ranking

BREDA - Dutch submersible maker U-Boat Worx, the largest private submarine supplier globally, has built a researcher sub for a Feadship superyacht that can...