zondag, juni 20, 2021

2020: ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’

AMSTERDAM – The global boating sector began 2020 by tanking as the COVID-19 nastiness surged worldwide. But by late spring, lockdowns and travel curbs ignited...

Eekels restarts De Keizer Marine Engineering

ZAANDAM – Eekels Technology BV has agreed to relaunch the activities of De Keizer Marine Engineering which was declared bankrupt on October 15. A subsidiary...

A Boat Düsseldorf 2021? They’ll tell us soon

DÜSSELDORF – The 2021 Boat Düsseldorf show is planned for the last week of January. A green light decision for the world’s biggest boating...

Systems integrator De Keizer bankrupt; restart talks underway

ZAANDAM - a Dutch court has declared De Keizer International BV and De Keizer Marine Engineering BV bankrupt on Oct. 15 as takeover talks...

Boat Düsseldorf says 2021 edition is on course

DÜSSELDORF – Organizers at Boat Düsseldorf – the high mass of the global boating, yachting and watersports sectors that reels in 250,000 visitors a...

It’s morning again at Moonen! Yard sells 2nd Martinique in 2020  

‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH – In 2019, Moonen Yachts stared bankruptcy in the face. Today, it is the comeback kid of Dutch yacht building that has overcome...

METSTRADE skips 2020. Next show: Nov. 26-28, 2021

AMSTERDAM – Organizers have canceled the Nov. 17-19 Marine Equipment Trade Show “with great sadness” due to the coronavirus pandemic and fixed Nov. 16-18,...

Yards band together to fill boatshow gap year

TER AAR – The cancellation of many boat shows in 2020 in the Netherlands and elsewhere is not something Dutch manufacturers take lying down. While...

Holland Yachting Group, and its catchy slogan, live on

Turns out there’s a lot of life left in the Holland Yachting Group. In 2019, after 50 years, the superyacht lobby quit the HISWA watersports...

As COVID-19 fades, boating lobby asks EU to open wallet wide

BRUSSELS – A day after the European Commission proposed €750 billion in COVID-19 recovery funding, Europe’s boating lobby urged it to provide significant financial...