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Holland Jachtbouw is a full-service yard just 15 minutes away from Amsterdam. Over the last two decades we have created some of the world’s best-known fully customised yachts with designers such as Ted Hood, Andrew Winch, Gerard Dijkstra, Ted Fontaine, André Hoek, Bill Langan and Pieter Beeldsnijder. Completely renewed in 2008, the yard’s premises are state of the art in every way.

Award winning sailyachts
HJB’s award-winning sailyachts combine classic looks with the latest technologies. They include the world’s largest two-masted schooner Athos (62m), the transatlantic record breaking Windrose of Amsterdam, Christoffel’s Lighthouse, Whisper and Skylge. The yard has just launched a stunning 40m J-Class yacht – Rainbow – which is expected to race with great distinction at the various J events scheduled this year.

Magnificent motoryachts
In 2004 HJB launched its first motoryacht Cassiopeia and her delighted owner returned to commission the 42m Calliope, launched in 2010. HJB also offers the eco-friendly Hollander: This retro-styled motoryacht is an intelligent and genuinely different concept in terms of performance, stability, hydrodynamics and fuel economy.  

Premium Refits
The HJB Refit Centre is a separate division within the yard dedicated to major rebuilds. The 42m Life SAGA is the latest project to benefit from a distinctive approach that meets the specific requirements of specialised refits. HJB also offers a unique Crew Assist programme to support captains and crew during their time at the yard.  


Construction of premium quality custom-built sail and motor yachts.
Dedicated HJB Refit Centre for major rebuilds and refits.

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  • 24 feb 2016

    Topaz shone on the world stage in Kitzbühel yesterday as a winner of a Gold Neptune for the Naval Architecture Award.

    Launched at Holland Jachtbouw in 2015, this well deserved win is an accolade to the Project Teams involved – Andre Hoek, the Naval Architect and build teams at Holland Jachtbouw.

    Although she was never built, she was originally designed by Frank Paine for the 1937 America’s Cup and was optimised to the current J Class Association Rules.

    Topaz features many innovative systems which were designed and engineered in-house at Holland Jachtbouw – a specialist below deck winch system for the spinnaker pole, an under deck fitted hydro-cylinder system for the mainsheet traveller and a smaller quadrant cable steering system fitting below the floor with optimised feedback from the helm. Furthermore, she is equipped with one of the most advanced hybrid power and propulsion systems built to date, developed by the engineers at HJB.

    Picture Topaz

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