zondag, juni 20, 2021

A fast Steeler yacht, tough as Charles Bronson

STEENWIJK - Charles Bronson (1923-2003) had a can-do face that was put to good use in movies about cowboys and Indians, prison breaks...

The Dutch go fishing for deals in America

VOLLENHOVE – Royal Huisman is showing off the looks and lines of its jaw-dropping Project 406: a sportfishing boat that is 52m (171ft) long,...

Dutch maritime technology specialist builds river waste collector

SLIEDRECHT - Van der Leun, a Dutch maritime technology specialist, has built the first Interceptor, a boat that collects plastic waste from rivers. It...

No waiting for Goddaert. His Domani Yachts deliver sustainability

DRACHTEN – It is hard to find a boat builder more committed to sustainable sailing than Michael Goddaert, the Belgian founder of the Netherlands-based...

VMG Yachtbuilders updates Puffin yachts

ENKHUIZEN - VMG Yachtbuilders of the Netherlands has unveiled updated versions of the Puffin sailing yachts. Designer Olivier van Meer has redrawn the 42ft,...

A century on, Hakvoort makes a royal splash in 40-60m segment

MONNICKENDAM – Nowhere does the history and quality of Dutch yacht building come into sharper focus than in this picturesque town of 10,000 just...

KM Yachtbuilders launches Pelagic-77 expedition sailing yacht

MAKKUM - KM Yachtbuilders has launched the expedition yacht Pelagic-77 and fitted it with two carbon masts. Called 'Vinson of Antarctica,' the 23.5m yacht...

There is still life left in this 50-year-old Vripack design

RAAMSDONKVEER – Unlike Americans, the Dutch are not addicted to trawler yachts. Yet their country turns out impressive ones. Check out Altena Yachting. It...

A salute to Feadships from days of yore

MAKKUM – Feadship makes custom superyachts in this former fishing village. But this oh-so-tidy, picture-postcard town -- one of 4 Feadship sites in the...

5 years on, Damen Yachting weighs SeaXplorer updates

VLISSINGEN – Five years after unveiling its first explorer yacht, Damen Yachting is updating its luxury expedition yachts, a move bound to boost its...