zaterdag, augustus 18, 2018

In focus: Arend Lambrechtsen – A technical, rather than esthetic designer

SNEEK, February 2017 ~ Dutch yacht designer Arend Lambrechtsen likes things to be simple. “I’m more of a technical designer than an esthetic one,” he...

4th Feadship yard – Custom yard expands to build to 160m

HARLEM _ Construction has begun on Feadship’s 4th shipyard, a state of the art facility _ 35m (115 ft.) tall _ in the Port...

PROFILE: Andre Hoek: A-to-Z design, style and performance

EDAM _ Some say cheese put this postcard town near Amsterdam on the map. Others swear it is Andre Hoek and his amazing portfolio...

Volvo Ocean Race: Mastervolt’s masterpiece

AMSTERDAM _ The end of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race means Mastervolt gets ready for its usual post-event analysis. The Dutch company installed identical...

Classic gems from a Dutch Dragons Den

ZALTBOMMEL _ In the Netherlands, they are an undying breed. Small craft enthusiasts who make spectacular, modern classic gems. People like Joop Doomernik (left)...

No-tooling composite production – Curve Works’ adaptive mold cuts costs

ZOETERMEER, September 2017 ~ Growing automation in the composite sector is aimed at lowering prices. Francois Geuskens, owner of Curve Works, says 50% of the cost...

Vetus: Remember the exhaust system

SCHIEDAM _ Many boaters neglect their engine exhaust systems, says Vetus, the Dutch company that for over 50 years has been developing, making and...

Micron LZ Antifouling – Antifouling for use in fresh, salt water

GATESHEAD, England _ International Paint, a brand of the Marine & Protective Coatings business unit of AkzoNobel, has launched Micron LZ, an antifouling to...

Thinking out-of-the-box yields semi-submersible yacht

WAGENINGEN _ Because nothing ruins a day at sea like a generous roll, countless systems have been developed to neutralize that motion. Weights, hull...

Nano-antifouling makes inroads – Prices drop as technology comes into its own

WORMER, April 2017 ~ It is the bane of boaters: there is just no stopping the fouling of hulls. Luckily, in the last 25 years,...