woensdag, november 30, 2022

Gerard Dijkstra saluted for a lifetime of groundbreaking designs

MILAN – Gerard Dijkstra, whose naval architecture studio boasts over 50 years of experience in design, naval architecture, and marine engineering of classic and...

Jachtwerf Heeg’s portfolio reaches ever more sailors

HEEG – In a country where shipyards offer a peerless choice in sailboats from 3.5 to 80m (11.5 – 262ft) and longer, Jachtwerf Heeg...

Dutch megayacht builders dominate 2022 World Superyacht Awards

LONDON – In a year of negative, war-fed headlines for their sector, Dutch makers, designers, and architects of large yachts dominated the 2022 Boat...
Royal Huisman-built PHI, designed by Cor D. Rover

Royal Huisman, possibly the Netherlands’ most ambitious shipyard

VOLLENHOVE – Of the Netherlands’ dozen or so builders of one-off superyachts, Royal Huisman might be the most intriguing, and ambitious shipyard globally. It...

Making yachts shine, with AkzoNobel looking over your shoulder

OSSENZIJL – Does anything make a yacht owner happier than smooth, shiny paints and coatings applied to their hulls by a computer-steered paint mixer?...

In a repeat project, Royal Huisman improves on close-to-perfect

VOLLENHOVE – No, there was nothing wrong with Aquarius, the owners of the 56m (186ft) sailing yacht told Royal Huisman, the builder of the...

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...