donderdag, juli 7, 2022

In 25 years, Talsma became preferred supplier of steel superyacht hulls

FRANEKER –To really grasp the quality of one-off Dutch-built superyachts, look no further than this town of 13,000 amid the emerald flatlands of the...

Saffier Yachts wins 4th European Yacht of the Year Award

IJMUIDEN - Saffier Yachts has won the 2022 European Yacht of the Year Award in the ‘Special Yacht’ category for the Saffier Se 33...

After 368 years, this shipyard still goes to bat for wooden boats

JOURE – “There’ll always be a market for our wooden boats,” says Aaldert de Jonge. Don’t snicker. His shipyard has been in business since 1653....

Aquanaut takes custom construction very seriously

SNEEK – Aquanaut builds the boats that clients order. Yes, all builders say that, of course, but Aquanaut goes a long way in custom-building. Consider...

Heesen Yachts completes its biggest, fastest, edgiest project ever

OSS – This month, Heesen Yachts staged an event that underscored the Dutch superyacht builder’s DNA as a crafter of fast aluminum vessels. “We are...

Arnold de Ruyter: prolific designer and a portfolio to match

AMSTERDAM - Arnold de Ruyter remembers how, as a nine-year-old, he helped his stepfather build boats. He pitched in by doing some woodworking, painting,...

A private pocket superyacht project just may turn into a series

ZUIDOOSTBEEMSTER – Frank Bart has been a contractor for 25 years and owns two classic motor yachts. One is a 6m (20ft) Feadship-built craft,...

Dutch superyacht builders enjoy sector’s healthy pulse

MONACO – The superyacht industry is returning to the boom years of the early 2000s. Globally, orders for large yachts are nearing the 100...

Van den Hoven Jachtbouw aims for bigger, faster

WASPIK - In recent years, Van den Hoven Jachtbouw has been building smart motor yachts in aluminum. The yard is not abandoning steel construction...

In 2022, this Band of Brothers marks 30 years of growth into all-round yard.

MAKKUM – They started out in 1992, working from a single toolbox in a VW van. In 2022, the Gebroeders van Enkhuizen (the ‘Enkhuizen...