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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  • Esthec® Composite Decking
  • Esthec® Nuance
  • Esthec® Inmould
  • Esthec® Terrace
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  • 31 okt 2018

    Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, 31 October 2018 - The Dutch boat company Waterdream, owned by Bernhard van Orange, has made a name for itself with beautiful handmade aluminium design motor boats and yachts built in the Netherlands. The boats can be completely customised to the customer’s wishes. To provide the boats with the ultimate personal touch, Waterdream works together with Esthec®: the composite decking material is available in various colours and gives each boat its own look. The innovative Fibre Optics system by Esthec® is available as an option on one of the Waterdream models. With this system, lighting in every conceivable shape can be integrated in the deck. “In terms of philosophy and innovativeness, Waterdream and Esthec® are a perfect match,” Bernhard van Oranje concludes.

    Over the past six years, Waterdream has built up an excellent reputation in designing and building handmade aluminium boats that stand out for their sleek design, stability and handling in the water. Because the boats are made of aluminium, they require virtually no maintenance. The boat builder’s product range includes fast sailing seaworthy boats in four different lengths. Although the boats are based on the sloop, which is one of the oldest designs in shipping, Waterdream has taken the design to a higher level. A revolutionary hull design provides greater buoyancy and unprecedented stability.

    Waterdream distinguishes itself in the market by the fact that the boats can be fully customised to size and taste. “A boat is an individual product,” says Bernhard van Oranje, founder of Waterdream. “We offer our customers numerous options, both in terms of exterior and interior, enabling them to completely personalise their boat. Think of things like special colours, a customised interior, exclusive upholstery and special underwater lighting.”

    This is also why Waterdream has joined forces with Esthec®. The composite coating material is offered as an option on all models of Waterdream. According to Bernhard van Oranje, as a Dutch company, Waterdream enjoys likes to work together with the best Dutch suppliers. “Esthec® is a good match with our wish to offer options to personalise boats. The decking material and joints are available in different colours. That allows you to really give a boat its own look and fully personalise it. That applies not only to the outside deck, but also to the cabin and the wet room. The material is also easy to maintain and fits in perfectly with the low-maintenance aluminium from which our boats are built. And an Esthec® deck always stays cool, even when the boat is in the sun all day.”

    Fibre Optics: a great experience
    According to Bernhard van Oranje, his company is looking for partners who are just as innovative as Waterdream. His company wants to lead the way with innovations that make sailing even more enjoyable. Therefore, Waterdream offers the innovative Fibre Optics system by Esthec® as an option on one of its models, the Waterdream S-850 Speedster. The Fibre Optics system, which uses glass fibre, makes it possible to integrate lighting in the deck in every conceivable form. Bernhard: “The floor of our Waterdream S-850 Speedster is illuminated at night with beautiful lines and the Waterdream logo. A great experience. With Fibre Optics, we show that you can really personalise our boats. Buyers can also, for example, have the name of their boat depicted in the floor. The extras offered through Fibre Optics are a good match with our type of customers.”

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  • 04 sep 2019

    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.

    Culinairy highlights
    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.

    Practical Information

    Opening Hours

    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

    Contest Yachts C-02
    Esthec  A-06
    Mulder Shipyard B-18
    Wajer Yachts F-06

    Click here to visit the website of HISWA In-Water Boat Show for more information. 


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