Nico van Leeuwen - director Marketing & Sales at VBH: "We believe the ultimate luxury is custom innovation, turning your dreams into reality. By developing user-friendly innovations for all on board, we create new experiences for the yachting lifestyle."
“We not only specialise in Audio Visual and IT, but also in lighting and security and bespoke installations that merge art and technology. It’s both exciting and inspirational to see the different technical disciplines within VBH working together to realise a project. The potential of what can achieved is always growing since technology develops so fast. Anticipating the future requires us to be flexible and agile and keep thinking ahead. The process of integration is as much an art as a science, and when everyone with their different skill sets and specialisations works as a team the results can be truly exceptional. Combining the very latest in technology with the beauty and craftsmanship of the world’s finest yachts is something of which I never tire.”
Van Leeuwen: "VBH offers fantastic service throughout the yacht's lifecycle. We employ dedicated, highly specialized Field Service Engineers and Service Coordinators to ensure fast response times, no matter where the yacht is. With our 24/7 helpdesk, we are able to offer round the clock remote assistance. We have a worldwide support system, with quick response times."
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The Dutch yachting industry has always played a key role at the annual METSTRADE Show in the Amsterdam RAI convention centre and this year's event was no exception. From 14 to 16 November, 12 members of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group - an association of the leading Dutch yards and equipment suppliers with roots dating back to 1932 - showcased their latest innovations and products in the SuperYacht Pavilion.
The central hub of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group's activities at this 30th edition of METSTRADE was the Holland Bar at stand 11.509. Always a bustling place of business and networking, the bar is surrounded by the best equipment suppliers in Holland. With tasty treats and a central location, it is a great place to share thoughts with specialists from every area of the superyacht world.
In addition to being greeted with traditional Dutch hospitality, visitors could pick up the latest edition of the annual Think Yachts Think Holland magazine. This includes a wide range of fascinating articles which encapsulate why the members of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group have consolidated their strong position in terms of market share over the past year.
The reasons behind this ongoing Dutch success story was also very much apparent on the show floor. Surrounding the Holland Bar were the automation experts RH Marine, components and fitting manufacturer Rondal, Kuiper Dutch Marine Panels, systems integrator Van Berge Henegouwen (VBH), hydraulic engineering company Hydromar and PON Power, the oldest Caterpillar dealer in Europe.
Other HISWA Holland Yachting Group members - Naiad Dynamics, Cramm Yachting Systems, Huisfit (Royal Huisman), MarQuip, Esthec and Maxwell Marine - displayed their latest products and innovations elsewhere in the SuperYacht Pavilion while DMS Holland will be present in Hall 12. For a video-impression of the show click here. For the Virtual Tour made by Virtual Yachts click here.
METS is the Premier European exhibition of equipment, materials, systems and services for the international leisure craft trade and industry.
METS is the number one platform for marine products. Meet distributors, dealers, retailers, wholesalers and representatives from the boat building, repair and design sectors in an international environment with visitors from over 90 countries. With at least 150 journalists from the trade press on the look out for news and product stories, the chances for networking are second to none.
Meet the Dutch Marine Equipment Suppliers in the Superyacht Pavilion Hall 10 and 11.
Heritage, Personality and Stability… and much more besides await you. 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 the HISWA Holland Yachting Group bar to give you all the information you need about our members!