maandag, februari 18, 2019

Aluboot: After 44 years, a go-to aluminum builder

HINDELOOPEN _ It began building aluminum boats in 1975 and by now demand for Aluboot’s expertise is brisk. The yard is a go-to aluminum...

North-Line Yachts skips Boot Duesseldorf

HARLINGEN – You won’t find Sipko van Sluis showing off his muscled North-Line Yachts _ descendants of the famous Nelson motor yachts _ at...

Nordhavn-Vripack link-up: ‘sturdy’ meets ‘contemporary chic’

SNEEK _ Vripack, the Dutch design, engineering and naval architecture studio, is working on optional interiors for the new N80 of Nordhavn, the US...

As its yachts grow, Feadship has much to hide

AMSTERDAM – Legacy builders in the Netherlands make ever bigger superyachts, the average price of which now hovers around €57 million, according to industry...

PROFILE: Menno van Dijk’s Studio Delta

SCHEVENINGEN _ In an airy office in this North Sea fishing port and marina, Studio Delta crafts a remarkably divers portfolio. Since 1999, it...

Damen completes Norwegian classic repairs, maintenance

HARLINGEN - The 63m (207ft.) Norwegian sailing ship Christian Radich has departed Damen Shiprepair Harlingen after 5 weeks of repairs and maintenance. The 3-masted...

Royal Huisman, Van Oossanen win 3 awards at 2018 FLIBS

FORT LAUDERDALE _ The 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Oct. 31-Nov. 4) had just begun when 2 Dutch companies, leaders in far apart...

HISWA Symposium: unrivaled catalyst for superyacht sector

AMSTERDAM – Long before superyachts are shown at glitzy boat shows, their design and features have been perused by a few hundred naval architects,...

Heady Huisfit days: 7 refit projects

VOLLENHOVE _ Hard on the heels of news that Royal Huisman had reeled in refit commissions for Eos and Athena _ 2 of the...

Suddenly, a tender passion to go fast

AALSMEER – To the Dutch, a sloep’ (pronounced sloop) is not a sailboat but an open (or covered) cockpit tender used for exploring rural...