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Latest news from the HISWA Holland Yachting Group, members and partners.

  • 23 jun 2017
    It was the first day of her second ever regatta, and 32.64metre Ribelle (build by Vitters Shipyard) served up Superyacht Cup Palma spectators an impressive sight. Competing in Class A against fellow Vitters build, Inoui, Ribelle looked cool, calm and collected as she sliced through the waters of the Bay of Palma. The breeze built to approximately 10 knots at the start line with patchy conditions confronting the fleet throughout the afternoon as they took on course 4. Strikingly-modern...
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  • 22 jun 2017
    Hakvoort Shipyard, working in close cooperation with Ocean Independence & Ocean Management has delivered the 38,25-metre superyacht Soprano to her first-time owners. With an exterior designed by Diana Yacht Design and an interior by Felix Buytendijk, Soprano is a testimony both to teamwork and the luxuries and comfort available on a bespoke motoryacht of premium Dutch pedigree. Built to the exacting specifications of the LY3 code, this delightful motor yacht will also be a welcome addition...
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  • 22 jun 2017
    Lionheart has won the America’s Cup J Class Regatta. The win comes after her triumphant performance in the America’s Superyacht Regatta where she was awarded the Boat International America's Cup Superyacht Regatta Trophy. It was a fierce bout of racing on the final day of competition, with the record fleet of seven J Class yachts all determined to come away with the title. Going into the final day, it was Hanuman and Ranger at the top of the leaderboard with seven points apiece, with...
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  • 21 jun 2017
    On June 19th Marina Barcelona 92 S.A. and RH Marine Barcelona signed a cooperation agreement to build up a strong relationship in service and refits onboard super yachts. RH Marine’s new office is located at the premises of Shipyard MB92, centrally located in the vicinity of important marinas such as Port Vell in Barcelona, Vilanova Grand Marina in Vilanova i la Geltrú and Port Tarraco in Tarragona.
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  • 21 jun 2017
    Performance bluewater specialist Contest Yachts of Holland reports another good year for its annual regatta and rallying events in early June: the Sevenstar Contest Cup in home port Medemblik, Holland, and the Sevenstar Contest Meeting Mallorca, sailed this year out of Porto Adriano with a rolling, racing itinerary ending in the Bay of Palma. SEVENSTAR CONTEST CUPSailed over the weekend of 2-4 June in the very best of early northern summer sailing weather, the Sevenstar Contest Cup drew a good...
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  • 19 jun 2017
    This 47m displacement motor yacht below 500GT was sold to an experienced American yachtsman. Book Ends will spend the summer season cruising in the Mediterranean and then will cross the Atlantic to attend the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. She is currently sailing towards Gibraltar in moderate sea conditions with long waves. The captain comments: “It feels very safe as Book Ends’ structure is solid - Dutch solid! The vessel is very responsive and accepts steering commands...
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  • 16 jun 2017
    Overall victory in the highly competitive fleet of six J Class yachts earned the crew of Lionheart the top prize at the second America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta. Lionheart is build in 2010 by Claasen Shipyards. The record sized J Class fleet was the centre of attention amidst the 20 superyacht crews mustered in Bermuda to enjoy competing against each other and to share in the mounting excitement as the 35th America’s Cup draws to its finale.  Lionheart, which has seven times...
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  • 06 jun 2017
    Feadship has launched the 73-metre Hasna, the first Feadship built for an Australian owner. The client is a proficient yachtsman who has poured all his considerable experience in life and business into his first bespoke Feadship. Hasna is a true family Feadship, blending a variety of home-from-home entertainment features within a timeless sculptured exterior and a suave, beach chic interior, both created together with RWD. “The story of this Feadship very much revolves around the journey...
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  • 29 mei 2017
    Today is the first day of the annual Press Tour organized by the HISWA Holland Yachting. 13 International journalist are visiting the premises of the Dutch shipyards. Exclusively for the journalist the HISWA Holland Yachting Group and here members have created a special tour for the upcoming days. Today was the start in Vlissingen at the yard of Amels Holland wit a tour on the 'GAME CHANGER'. GAME CHANGER is DAMEN’s latest 70-metre Yacht Support vessel (227 ft) with fully...
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  • 24 mei 2017
    Dykstra Naval Architects and Dutch yard Vitters have teamed up to design a new 35-metre support vessel for the charity Sea Mercy. The Sea Bridge One project will act as the US & Fiji based charity’s “humanitarian mothership” upon completion. Speaking of the unique brief, Gerard Dykstra explains: “Sea Mercy needed a vessel for their remote island program; a transport support barge, a floating hospital, an educational research & training vessel, a disaster response...
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