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A touch of science fiction

“If a rigger who left the industry a few decades ago returned today, he might get the impression he was in the latest Spielberg science fiction blockbuster,” says Rondal rigger Jan Slot. “Masts are cooked, fibres are stored in freezers and standing rigging cables are cured – while lengths above 65 metres have become the standard. Welcome to the brave new world of superyacht rigging.

“When I joined Rondal 30 years ago, wooden masts only existed for the classic flat-bottomed yachts. The most modern material for spars was aluminium. Back then, a superyacht rig at Rondal was a stick for a 65-footer , corresponding to a total mast length of some 25 metres. In-mast furling, not in-boom furling, was the key to success.

In those early days, we would step something like ten masts every year. The procedures were relatively simple and we didn’t use safety harnesses, helmets or headsets – you just rolled up your sleeves and got on with the job. Standing rigging was made from wire until it was replaced by rod rigging – a solid metal cable, which was stronger but still very heavy.

“Rigging systems, and yachtbuilding, have truly come a long way over the last few decades. I’ve witnessed much of the evolution in terms of the adoption of modern techniques and materials in superyacht rigging during my time at Rondal. I expect the ingenuity and dedication of our craftsmen and engineers to yield just as many exciting innovations in the years to come.”

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  • Hatches
  • Sliding doors
  • Deck equipment
  • Spars & rigging
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News

  • 01 jan 1970

    Two of the world’s largest sailing yachts, Eos and Athena, have booked the same timing for their coming refit projects with Royal Huisman’s refit division. 

    The 93m / 305ft three-masted Lürssen schooner Eos, until recently the world’s largest sailing yacht, has for some time been a regular customer for Royal Huisman’s superyacht refit division, Huisfit. The Eos team has just signed a new contract with Huisfit, taking full advantage of the flexible choice of deep water location offered to meet their needs and schedule

    At the same time, the Huisfit team is delighted to announce that the 90m / 295ft three masted schooner Athena, built by Royal Huisman in 2004 and with a seriously impressive log book of globe-circling adventures, has booked the same timing for her latest refit programme. In 2014 the Huisfit team also took care of various aesthetic and technical updates by sending its own ’flying squad’ of specialist personnel out to Athena during a stopover in the Mediterranean.

    Athena arrived today and Eos is expected late this summer. Both yachts will be at a deep seawater location in Holland for several months during the winter “refit season”.

    “There can be little doubt that returning clients are always ‘a shipyard’s best ambassador’” commented Huisfit’s Bert Tromp, “so we are particularly pleased that this announcement concerns two of the world’s largest and most prestigious sailing yachts – both of them long
    term Huisfit clients. Not only that, but we will have the privilege of working on the world’s 5th and 6th largest sailing yachts at the same time, which is quite an accolade for Huisfit.”

     

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Events

  • 26 sep 2018

    The Monaco Yacht Show is the representative of the luxury yachting sector: shipyards, brokers, designers, equipment manufacturers and other luxury goods. Holland’s leading role in the superyacht industry has created a special relationship with the Monaco Yacht Show. Each year the Dutch pavilion is packed with visitors keen to see what our members have to offer, and the quays also have many Dutch superyachts on the show.

    Personality, Stability, Heritage … and much more besides await you. Join us as we showcase 10 stands of Dutch suppliers, all packed with new innovations. Enjoy the Dutch hospitality and share your thoughts with specialists from every area of the Dutch superyacht industry.We look forward to seeing you in our Holland Pavilion to give you all the information you need about our members!

    For more information please visit the website here.

    Date & time

    The Show, held from 26 > 29 September, opens each day at 10:00 am and closes at 6:30 pm.

    Location Pavilions

    Holland Pavilion

    Holland Pavilion DARSE SUD QS39
    Cramm Yachting Systems DARSE SUD QS38
    DGI Sypack DARSE SUD QS34
    Hydromar DARSE SUD QS36
    Naiad Dynamics DARSE SUD QS33
    Port of Amsterdam DARSE SUD QS37
    Rondal DARSE SUD QS40
    Van Berge Henegouwen DARSE SUD QS35

    Demonstration products in Holland Pavilion: RH Marine & KUIPER Holland 

    Around the show

    Amels T CENTRAL QT6
    Caterpiller (Pon Power) QUAI ALBERT IER AL15
    Esthec Composite Decking QUAI L'HIRONDELLE QH29
    Feadship T CENTRAL QT3
    Heesen Yachts QUAI DES ÉTATS-UNIS QE17
    Lanka Marble PARVIS PISCINE QP49
    Maxwell Marine DARSE SUD QS43
    Moonen Shipyards   Location will follow soon
    Oceanco T CENTRAL  QT7
    Royal Huisman QUAI DES ÉTATS-UNIS QE13
    Vitters Shipyard T CENTRAL QT2

     

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