vrijdag, februari 28, 2020

2 purists, sailing back in time

SEROOSKERKE – In yacht building, classic winch makers are very thin on the ground. Which makes Hans Stürm and Ron Valent so very unique....

New leisure patterns spark merger of boating, holiday lobbies

LEUSDEN – The world vacations differently today than 40 or 50 years ago. To deal with shifting holiday patterns, the Dutch boating and water...

Sustainability nets 2019 Metstrade record gate

AMSTERDAM - The 2019 Metstrade show – the world’s largest trade exhibition of leisure marine equipment, materials and systems – was a record event....

Buckle up for another METSTRADE extravaganza!

AMSTERDAM – The annual 3-day Metstrade show here is the world’s largest exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems. In fact, it’s the only...

Mastervolt’s CombiMaster 3000: bye-bye to power dips

AMSTERDAM - Mastervolt, the Dutch maker of marine and mobile power systems, has launched the CombiMaster 3000 which integrates a 3-step battery charger, an...

The voyage of a successful hull builder

RIJS – Andries Folmer, 64, has grown in bare hull building as that industry segment evolved from a largely manual trade to a computer-driven...

‘Top segment upholsterer’ CoverWorks premiers at Monaco

WARMOND - CoverWorks will exhibit at the Monaco Yacht Show for the first time this year to raise brand awareness and show designers what’s...

After some reflection, Vripack rebrands (a little)

SNEEK – It was founded 58 years ago as a naval architecture, engineering and design studio. While still active in these disciplines, Vripack now...

Many unaware of rules slashing NOx emissions as of 2020

ALBLASSERDAM – MarQuip, a Dutch specialist in superyacht exhaust systems, rings an alarm bell. It says many builders are unaware of rules slashing nitrogen...

Dutch confidence in ‘wet’ boat show unsinkable

LELYSTAD – As they prepare for the Sept 4 opening of the 2nd HISWA-in-Water Boat, organizers give their formula a huge thumbs-up. The Sept....