Vitters’ high performance yachts explore the oceans of the world and are distinguished by their immaculate finish, innovative sail systems and on board comfort. Vitters Shipyard has a crew of dedicated engineers and craftspeople who have a strong eye for detail and the passion to exceed the expectations of its yacht owners. Excellence is achieved as part of the daily routine at Vitters; innovation, finding the right solutions and precise, professional execution is standard practice.
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A spectacular feeling
Jan-Berend van der Heide, foreman at Vitters Shipyard, has a passion for sailing yachts that is and has always been reflected in every aspect of his life.
“My grandpa was a boat builder in the village of Heeg, Friesland. I spent my childhood between the oak hulls at his yard. We built my first rowing dinghy when I was seven, and as soon as I was old enough he helped me upgrade it with a mast and a sail. This was the beginning of my love affair with sailing and the construction of sailing boats, which I have fully indulged during my work at Vitters. One of my favourite things is passing on my knowledge to the next generation of craftsmen at the yard.
I learned about the forces endured by normal sailing boats a long time ago, but working with the loads experienced by a superyacht of over 60 metres is a something more exciting altogether. When a sailing yacht comes to life after months or even years of hard work, and everything works flawlessly, that is the most spectacular feeling for me as a builder.
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New pavilion location at the heart of the show with a fleet of top Dutch superyachts
With a record market share and more orders than ever on its books, the Dutch superyacht sector is booming. The presentations at this year’s Monaco show by members of the Holland Yachting Group – yards, suppliers & partners alike – reflect the confidence of these leading exponents of their craft. If you’re attending the show between now and Saturday, a visit to the new Holland Pavilion and the displays by the top yards will surely be among the high points.
The renowned Holland Pavilion, one of the main hubs of activity at every Monaco show, has been moved to an prime new location at the heart of this year’s event. Enter via the Darse Sud tent and you will find the Dutch gathered together next to T-central (QS39).
The pavilion will be home to leader firms such as Cramm, DGI Sypack, Port of Amsterdam, Hydromar, Naiad Dynamics, Rondal and VBH. Other members are at other strategic locations around the show, including Amels, Oceanco, Royal Huisman, Vitters, Mulder Shipyard, Wajer Yachts, Caterpillar (Pon Power), Esthec, Lanka Marble and Maxwell Marine.
Besides various superyachts will be on display around the show, which include the 81-metre Feadship Air and Oceanco’s recently delivered 90-metre DAR. Heesen is giving a world premiere to the 51-metre Irisha, AMELS has three of its fleet in Monaco: the Amels 180 EJI, the 55-metre KAMALAYA and the 57.7-metre VOLPINI 2, while sister-company DAMEN hosts the 55.5-metre Yacht Support vessel POWER PLAY. Last but not least, the two latest launches from Moonen’s Caribbean line are making their mark in Monaco - the 30-metre Bijoux and 36-metre Brigadoon.
Returning to the Holland Pavilion, another stand well worth a visit is the Port of Amsterdam presentation on how the Dutch capital city is shaping up as a destination for superyachts. Port of Amsterdam and HISWA Holland Yachting Group are making real their ambition to establish Amsterdam more firmly as a major destination for superyachts. The diversity in
berths located in the heart of the city Centre, combined with excellent refit and maintenance facilities in the port area, make Amsterdam a unique destination for superyachts. Read more about these developments here and drop by the Port of Amsterdam stand to discuss the possibilities.
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Every year the world’s most spectacular superyachts gather in Gustavia’s harbor for the prestigious St. Barths Bucket. This three-day invitational regatta features top-notch racing and exclusive shore side social events, all in a breathtaking Caribbean setting.
A relaxed atmosphere, and the opportunity to sail large yachts to peak performance in a safe venue and in wholesome competition gives a great deal of pleasure to owners, guests and crews.The St Barths Bucket Regatta is a congenial, invitational regatta set in the Corinthian spirit. Meet the members of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group and the beautiful superyachts built in Holland.
The first Bucket Regatta was organized in Nantucket, Massachusetts in August of 1986. At a birthday celebration organized by Nelson Doubleday, several yacht owners participated in a spirited discussion about optimal yacht design and individual sailing prowess. The following day, with only a night of preparation, seven sailing superyachts raced on a hastily prepared 15-mile course on Nantucket Sound. The stated prize of this impromptu competition was simply to attain undisputed superyacht sailing bragging rights for the year. They soon learned, however, that the pleasure and enjoyment of a camaraderie formed at sea between like-minded individuals was the greatest prize of all. As a result, a nearby spare bucket was deemed sufficient to commemorate the racing accomplishment and the Bucket Regatta was born.
For over 30 years since 1986, the world’s premier superyacht sailing vessels, owners, crew, and guests have reunited with the same intention.
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