Based in Medemblik, Holland on the edge of the IJsselmeer, we’re a third generation family firm now more than 55 years old. We have always cared deeply about what we do and what we build.
From being the first series-builder to adopt vacuum injection moulding which ensures consistency, integrity with increased strength yet good weight savings.
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Kick starting the new European sailing season, Contest Yachts have just celebrated their 60 years of fine yacht building with a fantastic transformation of construction hall to big-top party venue for the 180 partying Contest owners joining the anniversary celebrations.
Starting as an Open Day with yard and yacht tours, guests also enjoyed discussion with key suppliers such as Mastervolt, North Sails, Selden, Kuiper Insurance, RobWink watermakers, Rake Rigging and more. And making a special guest appearance, famed Volvo and America’s Cup sailor Simeon Tienpont provided a peek into the world of high-speed foiling and his new charge, DutchSail 36, which is Holland’s first ever attempt at the Auld Mug, set for the 2021 America’s Cup challenge.
Welcoming guests, Contest Yachts CEO Arjen Conijn said, “In 60 years and three generations of family ownership we have come a long way, but we could not have come this far without our wider Contest family. That family is everyone here and all our many owners and friends from all around the world and with whom for six decades we have been building dreams together. We now look forward to the next 60 years together!”
The celebrations continue through the year with the summer rallies and regattas next:
Sevenstar Contest Cup – 31 May-2 June, Medemblik, Holland
Sevenstar Contest Mallorca Meeting – 13-15 June, Port Adriano, Mallorca.
The HISWA in-water Boat Show, which takes place from 4 to 8 September 2019, confirms its position as the most comprehensive show of its kind in Northern Europe. Around 250 new boats from Dutch and international yards are expected at the docks in Bataviahaven Lelystad. Nowhere else in Europe you can find such a complete overview of Dutch yachtbuilders.
Basic to luxurious
The HISWA in-water Boat Show is a fabulous day out for everyone who enjoys the water and beautiful boats. Visitors will get to see the crème de la crème of Dutch and international yachtbuilding. From small to large, series-built or custom, in aluminium, steel or GRP: The show offers an impressively comprehensive overview of some 250 vessels, including dozens of (global) premieres.
From 5 - 30 metres
During the HISWA in-water Boat Show the quays of the Bataviahaven will accommodate open sailboats, sailyachts, luxury catamarans, motoryachts, launches, tenders, speedboats and RIBs varying in length from 5 to 30 metres.
Masters in steel
Dutch steel yachtbuilders have an excellent global reputation. At the HISWA in-water Boat Show 2018 they will once again reinforce their name for quality with a wide range of innovations and premiers.
Broad selection of launches and tenders
The selection of launches, weekenders and tenders is another key segment of the exhibition programme at the HISWA in-water Boat Show. It will offer visitors a range of over 50 models of a large variety of brands.
The HISWA in-water Boat Show offers more than boats alone with exhibitors presenting nautical items, clothing and accessories on the quay. Our Restaurant will serve delicious delicacies at its terrace overlooking the Batavia Haven.
|Wednesday 4 September||10:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday 5 September||10:00 - 18:00|
|Friday 6 September||10:00 - 20:00|
|Saturday 7 September||10:00 - 18:00|
|Sunday 8 September||10:00 - 18:00|
Stand numbers HISWA Holland Yachting Group members
Click here to visit the website of HISWA In-Water Boat Show for more information.