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Royal Huisman’s ‘Huisfit’ unit reels in work from everywhere

AMSTERDAM – After years at sea, large, complex yachts need a makeover. In recent years, Royal Huisman, the Dutch maker of one-off performance yachts,...

There’s Tom Brady! In that Wajer Yachts marketing bonanza!

HEEG – It was Wajer Yachts’ biggest and sweetest marketing coup! On Feb. 10, Tom Brady – the National Football League’s all-time No. 1 quarterback...

At age 40, Moonen starts on 2 spec projects, including Moonen-110

DEN BOSCH – Moonen Yachts has unveiled a new model – the 35.5m, tri-deck Moonen 110, the Dutch yard's 202nd project. Spec-building starts soon,...

Heesen Yachts’ 2021 to-do list: work on 14 projects, deliver 6

OSS - Heesen sold 5 yachts in 2020 but there’s no rest for the weary. In 2021, the shipyard will deliver 6 yachts and...

En route to carbon-neutrality, Feadship’s adds solar power

MAKKUM – Custom superyacht builder Feadship has laid 420 solar panels on its recently opened 2nd build hall in this northern Dutch town. The giant...

Contest, Saffier Yachts win European Yacht of the Year Awards

AMSTERDAM – Contest Yachts and Saffier Yachts won European Yacht of the Year awards, prizes normally announced in the margins of the annual Boot...

3 Dutch yacht builders start 2021 seeing blue skies

Feadship: expedition  yacht with a huge gyroscope AALSMEER – Feadship, the Dutch maker of one-off superyachts, plans to finish Project 708 this year. It is...

Passé, you say? A century on, these gems still shine and sell!

SCHAGEN – The yachts that Statement Marine builds look quaintly old-fashioned. They were popular with the well-heeled Dutch bourgeoisie a century ago. Today, the...

PDC, a household name in Dutch yacht building

UITWELLINGERGA -  Unlike most of us, Paul Dijkstra always knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. A boatbuilder! At the 2019 METSTRADE...

In 15 years, U-Boat Worx became world’s largest private sub maker

BREDA – Every day, in a cavernous, brightly lit hall, U-Boat Worx wins its race to the bottom. In only 15 years, it has wrested...