woensdag, december 12, 2018

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...

RHMarine weighs smarter, safer superyachts

SCHIEDAM _ To Marcel Vermeulen, autonomous sailing _ i.e. with minimal or no crew _ is a dot on the horizon, approaching fast despite...

Dutch Superyachts Monitor

Feadship launched 6 superyachts in 2017 and ended the year with 17 under construction, ranging from 35 to 97 meters. The 6 include the...

A better boat for sea scouts – 5.6m daysailer is big leap forward

NOORDWIJK, September 2017 ~ Generations of Dutch sea scouts have messed about in clunky, steel-hulled sailboats. But recently, a sea scouts group in the North...

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)...

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...

Van Oossanen’s holy grail of fuel efficiency and a smoother ride

WAGENINGEN – In yacht building, “innovation” is a grossly overused word. But never in describing the work of Van Oossanen Naval Architects that Piet...

Mastervolt’s CZone system: ‘It just works!’

AMSTERDAM – With the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race just past its halfway point, Mastervolt’s CZone control & monitoring system is going through an unprecedented...

Linssen’s Grand Sturdy 40.0 named 2018 European Power Boat

DUSSELDORF _ Linssen Yachts’ Grand Sturdy 40.0 Sedan won the 2018 European Powerboat award at Boot Dusseldorf, crowning a recent overhaul of the series...

Van Oossanen on a roll – Its fast displacement hull is a hit

WAGENINGEN, July 2017 ~ Speaking of the America’s Cup … Van Oossanen has worked on half a dozen AC designs. One remarkable feat: the winged...