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.
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The 2018 Sevenstar Contest Cup, sailed over the first weekend in June off Medemblik, Holland, brought together a strong fleet of 31 Contest yachts to celebrate the 15th running of this single class annual event hosted by the constructor of these highly regarded Dutch-built performance bluewater yachts.
With racing split between three classes, the two-day event is styled also to encourage participation of sailors less inclined to race so includes touring and more leisurely activities, plus of course a good mix of shoreside entertainment.
Once a mist had lifted and the breeze filled in on Race Day 1, three good races were fought for in a Force 3-4 northerly, with in each class the same boats taking 1st in all races: Tessa in the dedicated Contest 42CS fleet of six; Irina, a recently refitted Contest 60CS, in the 13-strong 40ft and above fleet; while in the below 40ft fleet of five, it was the turn of Contest 31HT Skylla to take top spot in her class for the day. And with the lightest breezes for Race Day 2 permitting the start of just one abandoned race, that’s exactly how the prize-giving played out for the 160 participants who over the weekend had enjoyed also the evening charms of Medemblik’s renowned Restaurant Meijer’s and characterful Café Brakeboer.
The Sevenstar Contest Cup precedes by two weeks the constructor’s second summer rally and regatta, the Sevenstar Contest Meeting Mallorca (14-16 June) for owners of Contest yachts sailing the Mediterranean.
Next year’s Sevenstar Contest Cup will be held 31 May, 1 - 2 June 2019.
The HISWA in-water Boat Show, which takes place from 5 to 9 September 2018, 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.
|Wedmesday 5 September||10:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday 6 September||10:00 - 18:00|
|Friday 7 September||10:00 - 20:00|
|Saturday 8 September||10:00 - 18:00|
|Sunday 9 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.