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Vitters’ high performance yachts explore the oceans of the world and are distinguished by their immaculate finish, innovative sail systems and on board comfort. Vitters Shipyard has a crew of dedicated engineers and craftspeople who have a strong eye for detail and the passion to exceed the expectations of its yacht owners. Excellence is achieved as part of the daily routine at Vitters; innovation, finding the right solutions and precise, professional execution is standard practice.

Click here to discover Vitters Shipyard: an award-winning Dutch high-end performance yacht builder

A spectacular feeling

Jan-Berend van der Heide, foreman at Vitters Shipyard, has a passion for sailing yachts that is and has always been reflected in every aspect of his life.

“My grandpa was a boat builder in the village of Heeg, Friesland. I spent my childhood between the oak hulls at his yard. We built my first rowing dinghy when I was seven, and as soon as I was old enough he helped me upgrade it with a mast and a sail. This was the beginning of my love affair with sailing and the construction of sailing boats, which I have fully indulged during my work at Vitters. One of my favourite things is passing on my knowledge to the next generation of craftsmen at the yard.

I learned about the forces endured by normal sailing boats a long time ago, but working with the loads experienced by a superyacht of over 60 metres is a something more exciting altogether. When a sailing yacht comes to life after months or even years of hard work, and everything works flawlessly, that is the most spectacular feeling for me as a builder.


Vitters Shipyard builds some of the world’s finest customised sailing and motor yachts, with an emphasison delivering superior quality and providing seamless support to owner and crew.

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  • 18 jun 2019

    Vitters Service has opened a facility in Palma de Mallorca to maintain a reliable, fast and accessible service for all yachts.

    The Service Organisation in Palma is an independent subsidiary of Vitters Shipyard and will be supported from the headquarters in the Netherlands. Vitters Service executes continuous quality control on board all yachts and maintains the existing network of reliable and high-quality partners and suppliers. For almost thirty years, Vitters Shipyard successfully builds and maintains yachts with the in-house engineering and workforce as well as reliable partners and suppliers.

    CEO Louis Hamming: “Vitters Service works with excellent employees, who are proud of the Vitters organisation and who propagate our Vitters mentality. We intent to provide an all-round superior service and are able to deploy and implement modern technological developments which are in line with our Vitters quality standards.”

    With the permanent base in Palma, Vitters Service aims to support yachts with continuous, periodic and incidental maintenance. Vitters Service is able to instantly respond to service and maintenance demands from new-built Vitters yachts and refits as well as all other yachts in need of assistance.

    With Vitters Service in Palma, Vitters provides a service on location to maintain high-quality Vitters standards.

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