HEEG – To meet demand, Wajer Yachts, the Dutch builder of luxury open cockpit day boats, has acquired Zaadnoordijk Yachtbuilders, a yard that has been its building partner for over 20 years.
During that time, Zaadnoordijk built hulls for Wajer’s Captain’s launch and the Wajer 37, 38, 38S and 55 models. Wajer Yachts builds to 77ft. The takeover was uncontested as both companies see it as guaranteeing continuity in business.
“Twenty years ago, I started working with Dorus Wajer,” says Jan Muller, owner and director of Zaadnoordijk Yachtbuilders. “It is great that both companies have undergone a wonderful development and are now continuing under one flag.”
Wajer Yachts has in recent years seen rising demand for its high-end power boats, especially in the United States.
The company says it will open its own private marina in Miami in December. Called Wajer Bay, it will feature 16 berths in the former Bentley Bay – Miami South Beach site. The berths will all be equipped with a boat elevator.
Wajer Yachts’ 38 line will continue to be built at Zaadnoordijk’s 5,000m² facility. All 60 employees of the company will remain employed.
Zaadnoordijk Yachtbuilders has over 70 years of yacht building experience, and over the years, both companies have grown from building the hulls of the Captain’s launches to collaborating on the 38ft and 55ft models.
Dries Wajer, director of Wajer Yachts, says: “Jan Muller and his team have always been a great partner to us. The history we share creates a lot of confidence, we are happy that we can join forces and continue in this way.”