Marcel van der Spek - Commercial Director Esthec: "Basically, Esthec’s roots go back to 1964. Two people began developing composites that year because they saw a bright future in the replacement of timber, steel and tar.

15 years after the ambitious start of this Dutch company, their composite material was being applied on large and renowned cruise ships. Another 15 years later half the world’s cruise market wanted nothing but this composite material and another 15 years later more than 75% of the market is dedicated to it. Hundreds of cruise ships daily navigate the both calm and rough seas with the proven certainty of these indestructible, durable decks.

Esthec is a strong and solid material that consists of composites and fillers. Click here to read more about the core.
The success story is far from over. In 2009, Esthec was founded by that same Dutch company. Building on these tested and successful cruise decks, Esthec is a decking material that in aesthetics and material accurately ticks all the boxes for the yacht industry. Not based on traditional standards, but on a sharp focus on the future.

Renew itself
Esthec continues to renew itself and keeps looking for ways to improve our product, our production processes and our application. Our basic principle: we want to do it even better and more economically. In our drive for innovation we are naturally aware of our social responsibility. To act with respect for people and the environment is an important core value. Quality management is another focal point. Sales, application and production have been certified by companies that have been accredited by the Board of Accreditation. Esthec’s certifications include EN-ISO 9001 en EN-ISO 14001."

Choosing Esthec requires a certain amount of progressiveness.  However, our experience tells us: once crazy about Esthec, always crazy about Esthec. Who is next?

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  • 03 mei 2017

    The future belongs to young talent. And that’s why Bolidt, Esthec and Oceanco got together to organise a special event for young designers active in the luxury yacht industry. On 26 and 27 April 2017, 22 talented designers from around the world gathered at the Annual Young Designers Getaway (#TAYDG for short) held in Hendrik Ido Ambacht in the Netherlands to get to know the no-limits possibilities offered by Bolidt and Esthec. A truly unique event, this was the first time this collection of young talent came together as one group.

    Broad programme
    There was no doubt about the level of talent present at this event: the invitees included the finalists of the 2016 Young Designer of the Year Award (presented by Boat International) and alumni from recent years. The two Dutch designers and 20 others from around the world (including from countries like the USA, Lebanon, Italy, Spain, Turkey, China, UK, France and Germany) were offered a broad programme. The programme started on Wednesday with a tour of the head office and innovation centre of Bolidt and Esthec in Hendrik Ido Ambacht. Next, the designers gathered in the 'Culture Barn’ to brainstorm on the future of the luxury yacht industry. They also visited the yard of luxury yacht builder Oceanco in Alblasserdam to experience the use of Bolidt and Esthec first hand.

    Sharing knowledge
    #TAYDG is intended to challenge young designers to dream, and to have these dreams come true in the Netherlands. It’s to get them thinking out of the box on topics like functionality, durability, energy and aesthetics. The participants and the organisers were very enthusiastic about the first day, with the knowledge-sharing and exchange of experiences being considered especially valuable. Take it from the participants themselves. Antonella Scarfello, Architect & Interior Yacht Designer from Italy says, “I really appreciated the organisation and the hospitality that Bolidt, Esthec and Oceanco reserved for me from the first minute I landed in Amsterdam. The visit to the company was so instructive: I could see these people in their beautiful working spaces really believing in what they're doing, doing research and creating innovation, involving the designers to push their limits and think out of the box.” Misha Merzliakov, Naval Architect and Yacht Designer, from Australia adds, “The informative session evolved into an inspiring one. Well done.”

    King’s Day
    On Thursday 27 April, the programme continued with celebrating King's Day, which, naturally, included a visit to Amsterdam. The group took a city tour, exploring the capital both by boat and on foot, after which the young designers joined in the King’s Day celebrations. Most of these designers were from abroad and not really familiar with this exuberantly celebrated Dutch holiday. This, too, was a special experience for most of them. Antonella Scarfello: “During the King’s Day celebrations, I had the opportunity to experience Amsterdam in a different way, enjoy the crazy side of the Dutch and spend great time with colleagues and people involved in yachting, talking about their experiences, stories and dreams. The perfect mix between fun and networking!”

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  • 15 mei 2017

    The programme contains a balance of cultural events and business meetings, including visits to individual members of the Holland Yachting Group. Previous participants have reported how pleased they were with the opportunities the tour provided for networking with leading specialists in their sector. And you enjoy an unprecedented behind the scenes look at Dutch manufacturing facilities.

    Holland Yachting Group Tours are organised by the Holland Yachting Group, which promotes its members products and/or services, and stimulates trade with other countries via incoming trade missions.

    Registration for the Dutch Superyacht suppliers Tour 2017 (15 May - 18 May) is only possible when you have received a personal invitation. If you have any questions, please contact HISWA Holland Yachting Group,

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