woensdag, december 12, 2018

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...

Habbeke Shipyard breeds quality, aluminum workhorses

HOORN _ In 2016, Habbeke Shipyard moved into new quarters in this gabled town north of Amsterdam. Here, it has 3 build halls spanning...

PROFILE: Designer Arthur Peltzer

ROTTERDAM – Mention a Dutch designer and people think superyachts. Yes, the Dutch make very big, swanky yachts. But look behind their sprawling, gleaming...

After 120 years, Merwelands Shipyard is into yachts

ROTTERDAM _ Merwelands Shipyard here has begun taking on yacht projects. At first blush, a vast cultural shift for a yard that has been...

For Zeelander Yachts, an elite American look works wonders

GROOT-AMERS _ In 15 short years, Zeelander Yachts has become a top brand of motor cruisers that ooze an elite, very US East Coast...

Van den Hoven Jachtbouw reports good sales, prospects

WASPIK _ The summer of 2018 was an all-hands-on-deck season at Van den Hoven Jachtbouw. In July alone, the yard sold 2 yachts (15...

Good times let Icon Yachts build floating dock

HARLINGEN _ Citing healthy growth in refits, Icon Yachts is building a new floating shed. The addition _ 130 x 30 x 28m (328...

Altena Yachting’s success: build for others.

RAAMSDONKVEER _ Marcel Pols has been making luxury trawlers, yachts, canal cruisers and 'coast hoppers' from the day he launched his company, Altena Yachting,...

PROFILE: Omega Architects’ pursuit of distinction

DRUTEN _ Frank Laupman’s Omega Architects studio boasts a well-stocked awards cabinet and A-list clients. Some 100 of his designs have been launched to...

Thinking out-of-the-box yields semi-submersible yacht

WAGENINGEN _ Because nothing ruins a day at sea like a generous roll, countless systems have been developed to neutralize that motion. Weights, hull...