De Keizer Marine Engineering - an ambitious family business
De Keizer is an ambitious family business based in the Netherlands. With passion for its work and a commitment to engaging with clients and their ideas, the company ensures that customer expectations are met and exceeded. De Keizer has specialised in the installation of custom electrotechnical systems in superyachts and ships since 1965
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''My name is Niels de Keizer and I am financial director of De Keizer Marine Engineering. My grandfather Anton de Keizer started a traditional ship repair company in Amsterdam back in 1965. It was a time when computers and software were the stuff of science fiction and only James Bond had something remotely comparable to a smartphone.
Anton was a forward-thinker but I doubt that he dreamed about the complex switching systems we design today. Could he have envisaged a helicopter platform that rises from the nose of a yacht when a helicopter arrives? Even my father, Johan de Keizer, could surely not have believed such developments possible when he switched from electronic marine installations for inland shipping to the superyacht market in the early seventies.
A company managed by two brothers
One thing I am certain of though is that they would be proud of the company that my brother Sjoerd and I manage today, with nearly 200 employees and multiple international offices. They would admire the DekaSmartGrid, our intelligent power consumption system. And they’d be impressed at how De Keizer Marine Engineering combines the best technology and software to minimise fuel consumption, keep environmental impact to a minimum and optimise the space that people enjoy onboard their yachts.
Our company has seen fifty years of craftsmanship and innovation, but one thing has remained unchanged: De Keizer Marine Engineering is an ambitious family business that loves to master any challenge that comes our way."
Half a century in maritime installations
In the 50 years since its establishment, De Keizer Marine Engineering has been transformed from a start-up to a designer of unique top-quality products. As yachts are equipped with an increasing number of electro-technical installations and computer-controlled alarm, monitoring & control systems, De Keizer Marine Engineering leads the way in finding the ideal solutions.
De Keizer works with its clients to provide high quality installations of complete onboard electrical systems that include operating equipment, alarms, monitoring, and even entertainment units.
New pavilion location at the heart of the show with a fleet of top Dutch superyachts
With a record market share and more orders than ever on its books, the Dutch superyacht sector is booming. The presentations at this year’s Monaco show by members of the Holland Yachting Group – yards, suppliers & partners alike – reflect the confidence of these leading exponents of their craft. If you’re attending the show between now and Saturday, a visit to the new Holland Pavilion and the displays by the top yards will surely be among the high points.
The renowned Holland Pavilion, one of the main hubs of activity at every Monaco show, has been moved to an prime new location at the heart of this year’s event. Enter via the Darse Sud tent and you will find the Dutch gathered together next to T-central (QS39).
The pavilion will be home to leader firms such as Cramm, DGI Sypack, Port of Amsterdam, Hydromar, Naiad Dynamics, Rondal and VBH. Other members are at other strategic locations around the show, including Amels, Oceanco, Royal Huisman, Vitters, Mulder Shipyard, Wajer Yachts, Caterpillar (Pon Power), Esthec, Lanka Marble and Maxwell Marine.
Besides various superyachts will be on display around the show, which include the 81-metre Feadship Air and Oceanco’s recently delivered 90-metre DAR. Heesen is giving a world premiere to the 51-metre Irisha, AMELS has three of its fleet in Monaco: the Amels 180 EJI, the 55-metre KAMALAYA and the 57.7-metre VOLPINI 2, while sister-company DAMEN hosts the 55.5-metre Yacht Support vessel POWER PLAY. Last but not least, the two latest launches from Moonen’s Caribbean line are making their mark in Monaco - the 30-metre Bijoux and 36-metre Brigadoon.
Returning to the Holland Pavilion, another stand well worth a visit is the Port of Amsterdam presentation on how the Dutch capital city is shaping up as a destination for superyachts. Port of Amsterdam and HISWA Holland Yachting Group are making real their ambition to establish Amsterdam more firmly as a major destination for superyachts. The diversity in
berths located in the heart of the city Centre, combined with excellent refit and maintenance facilities in the port area, make Amsterdam a unique destination for superyachts. Read more about these developments here and drop by the Port of Amsterdam stand to discuss the possibilities.
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