For Kees Groen, project manager at Van Berge Henegouwen, the relentless pace of change in Audio Visual / IT technology ensures that every day brings something new. Keeping up with the latest developments is a never-ending race, but the pace of innovation both within VBH and in the outside world is exhilarating, bringing with it new challenges on a daily basis.
“For VBH it is vital as the technology partner to be fully aware of what’s new and what’s coming,” says Kees. “As a team we’re always exchanging information and ideas via things like knowledge cafés: everyone gets together after work to eat pizza, discuss new technology developments and see how we can implement them on yachts. It’s all part of what I love about working at VBH.
“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.”
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VBH has jumped across the Atlantic with our brand new office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Located at 1819 SE 17th St. this is their first U.S. office and they are proud to have expanded again. From this office, they will have even faster response times for the U.S. and Caribbean. The office is headed by Director Michael Silverman. Michael has over 20 years of A/V and I.T. experience and has gathered a fantastic and innovative team. The office is currently open, but the official grand opening party will take place on October 30th, just in time for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The VBH Fort Lauderdale office can be reached at 1-954-281-8244. This new expansion joins their headquarters in the Netherlands and our office in Antibes.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Nov 1 - Nov 5, 2017. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts.
HISWA Holland Yachting Group will be present with 10 members, AMELS, Feadship, Oceanco, Hakvoort, Royal Huisman, Naiad Dynamics, VBH, Maxwell, Heesen and Wajer Yachts. Together they will represent the Heritage, Personality and Stability that Holland has to offer.
Fort Lauderdale Show Information
Prime Time Preview
Wed. Nov 1, Noon - 7pm
(Ticket valid any show day)
Thur. Nov 2, 10am - 7pm
Fri. Nov 3, 10am - 7pm
Sat. Nov 4, 10am - 7pm
Sun. Nov 5, 10am - 6pm
Booths & pavilions
|Amels||Hall of Fame/ Superyacht Life 14 and Slip 1|
|Feadship||Hall of Fame/ Superyacht Life 1|
|Hakvoort Shipyard||Green Zone EF11|
|Heesen Yachts||Hall of Fame/ Superyacht Life 6 and Slip 5|
|Maxwell||Yellow Zone Superyacht Pavilion 639|
|Naiad Dynamics||Yellow Zone Superyacht Pavilion 662|
|Oceanco||Hall of Fame/ Superyacht Life 11|
|Royal Huisman||Hall of Fame/ Superyacht Life 12|
|Van Berge Henegouwen||American Pavillion 835-836|
|Wajer Yachts||Tendering Amels & Feadship|