woensdag, oktober 17, 2018

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...

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...

World’s first hybrid boiler – KB Ecoline is quiet energy saver

VIANEN _ Kabola Heating Systems, a Dutch maker of oil-fired central-heating systems, won a special mention of the Dame Design Awards at the 2017...

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)...

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...

Good times let Icon Yachts build floating dock

HARLINGEN _ Citing healthy growth in refits, Icon Yachts is building a new floating shed. The addition _ 130 x 30 x 28m (328...

Altena Yachting’s success: build for others.

RAAMSDONKVEER _ Marcel Pols has been making luxury trawlers, yachts, canal cruisers and 'coast hoppers' from the day he launched his company, Altena Yachting,...

Heesen’s 80m is its longest yacht ever

OSS _ Heesen is building an 80.07m aluminum yacht, the yard's longest ever, to be delivered in April 2022. Code-named Project Cosmos, it will...

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...

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...