maandag, januari 18, 2021

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...

A bigger, greener METSTRADE Show

AMSTERDAM – The 2019 METSTRADE Show (32nd edition, Nov. 19-21) will bring a record 250 new companies to Amsterdam’s RAI events complex matching what...

Boat Duesseldorf sustainable boating breakfast

DUESSELDORF – Alternative fuels and engines will be the topic of the International Breakfast Meeting at the 2020 Boat Duesseldorf. The annual breakfast event...

Co-makers are a tonic for under-the-gun Oceanco

ROTTERDAM – There was a time when a supplier would pull up and say, “Here are the deck hatches you ordered. Have a nice...

Superyacht sustainability lobby makes tracks in 1st year

AMSTERDAM – Water Revolution Foundation, an alliance of superyacht makers and suppliers in the Netherlands and elsewhere, says it made good tracks in its...

Suddenly, fair winds & following seas for Dynarig

AMSTERDAM _ Fortune is smiling on the DynaRig after all. At the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show, the Amsterdam-based Dykstra Naval Architects studio – designer...