maandag, januari 18, 2021

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...

Monaco, Cannes in the throes of different COVID-19 playbooks

AMSTERDAM – As Dutch superyacht builders led a boycott of the 2020 Monaco Yacht Show due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cannes show vowed...

Corona virus shuts down 2020 HISWA-in-Water

LELYSTAD - The corona virus has claimed another boat show: the 2020 HISWA-in-Water event  in the Netherlands, that was scheduled for Sept. 2-6. Show...

Niels Klarenbeek takes METSTRADE helm

AMSTERDAM - Niels Klarenbeek, 42, has been named director of the Metstrade show. He succeeds Irene Dros who resigned Feb. 20 after 18 years...

HISWA-RECRON goes to bat for idled Dutch boat sector;  Sees bumpy road ahead

LEUSDEN – The Dutch boating and leisure sector lobby has secured some aid for its 2,500 members but says more is needed. Ominously, it...

Coronavirus brings ‘force majeure’ into focus in yachting sector

AMSTERDAM – That coronavirus pandemic was force majeure, right? No yacht builder or supplier who reneged on a contractual obligation due to the global...