zondag, juli 5, 2020

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...

Coronavirus turns barque Europa into a pariah

THE HAGUE – The COVID-19 coronavirus has made barque Europa unwelcome everywhere. It has halted her Southern Ocean cruising, sending the 56m (184ft.) tall...

Coronavirus has Dutch boating sector by the throat

AMSTERDAM – The Coronavirus is ravaging the Dutch recreational yachting sector knocking the air out small and mid-sized  companies – the lifeblood of any...

HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show proceeds with 2020 edition

AMSTERDAM – The 2020 HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show opened, as planned, on March 11, against a backdrop of a global coronavirus epidemic. Organizers said Dutch...

Linssen upgrades warehousing to boost productivity

MAASBRACHT - Linssen Yachts has installed a roller track conveyor system that delivers yacht building materials and boat gear to its warehouse halls faster...

Sinot denies sale of hydrogen yacht to Bill Gates

EEMNES - Sinot Yacht Architecture and Design of the Netherlands has denied British media reports it has sold a hydrogen-powered superyacht that is still...

IWI ramps up advocacy to spur inland boating growth

DÜSSELDORF – Inland Waterways International is a voluntary organization that goes to bat for the conservation, use, development and proper management of inland waterways...

New EBI Secretary-General sets more activist course

BRUSSELS _ In Brussels’ pool of 30,000 lobbyists, the European Boating Industry is a minnow that has long curated a relatively low profile in...

Dutch superyachts cruise into new era

AMSTERDAM – HISWA Holland Yachting Group has folded its tent ending 50 years of promoting the quality of Dutch superyacht builders and their supply...