zondag, juli 22, 2018

An Amsterdam bridge to safer boating

AMSTERDAM _ At first blush, the 12m. pedestrian bridge opening soon on an Amsterdam canal looks like a ho-hum thing. But in a city...

Superyacht Awards: 6 Dutch winners

FLORENCE _ Dutch builders reigned supreme at the 2018 World Superyacht Awards ceremony here on May 19. Of the 19 categories, 6 were won...

PROFILE: Olivier van Meer’s vast portfolio

ENKHUIZEN _ Schooners. Ketches. Leeboards. Brigantines. Clippers. Barks. A generous whiff of nostalgia rises from Olivier van Meer’s voluminous work as a naval architect,...

2017: strong growth for Dutch superyacht makers

AMSTERDAM _ Dutch superyacht makers posted double-digit growth in 2017, in both number of yachts launched and their overall value. The 21 yachts they sold...

PROFILE: Diana Yacht Design

ALKMAAR – What’s it like to be a yacht designer these days? “For one thing,” says Hans-Maarten Bais, co-owner of Diana Yacht Design,...

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)...

Dykstra Naval Architects delivers 2nd Dynarig

ALBLASSERDAM _ It is bound to be remembered as the most awesome launch of 2018. Oceanco recently delivered the Black Pearl, a 106m craft...

PROFILE: Andre Hoek: A-to-Z design, style and performance

EDAM _ Some say cheese put this postcard town near Amsterdam on the map. Others swear it is Andre Hoek and his amazing portfolio...

Just another day at Royal Huisman…

VOLLENHOVE – Whoa! What went wrong at Royal Huisman? Nothing, really. Recently the company flipped the hull of a high-performance sailing yacht it is...

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...