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Latest news from the HISWA Holland Yachting Group, members and partners.

  • 14 jun 2018
    ICOMIA, the International Council of Marine Industry Associations, elected new committee members during its annual general meeting at the ICOMIA/IFBSO Congress in Berlin, Germany last week.Andrea Razeto from Italian marine industry association UCINA has replaced Jouko Huju as ICOMIA president, while Sara Anghel of the National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada (NMMA Canada) and YP Loke of the Singapore Boating Industry Association (SBIA) were elected as vice presidents. The ICOMIA Marinas...
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  • 12 jun 2018
    Heesen Yachts is proud to announce that Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design has been appointed by the owners of Project Cosmos to design the interior of their new yacht. This is the third collaboration between Heesen and the award-winning Dutch studio. Previously, Sinot worked on the design of Azamanta, the first in the 55m Fast Displacement Steel class, and the 70m FDHF multi-award-winning Galactica Super Nova, Heesen’s largest yacht launched to date. At 80.07 metres, 1,700 Gross Tons and with a...
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  • 11 jun 2018
    The Young Designer of the Year Award is back with a new challenge and new prizes for an exciting young generation of designers. This highly regarded award, sponsored by long time partner Oceanco, celebrates the original concepts of student and trainee designers from around the globe by tasking them with a realistic client request to challenge their ideas, technical ability and aptitude for delivery. The brief is set to provide valuable and authentic insight into the...
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  • 11 jun 2018
    The 2018 Sevenstar Contest Cup, sailed over the first weekend in June off Medemblik, Holland, brought together a strong fleet of 31 Contest yachts to celebrate the 15th running of this single class annual event hosted by the constructor of these highly regarded Dutch-built performance bluewater yachts. With racing split between three classes, the two-day event is styled also to encourage participation of sailors less inclined to race so includes touring and more leisurely activities, plus of...
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  • 11 jun 2018
    Wajer had a prominent presence in Monaco during the recent Grand Prix, with no less than 20 of our yachts transporting teams and guests for various parties from their superyachts and hotels to the F1 race track. Since the whole city is closed for traffic during the Grand Prix, transport by water tends to be the most efficient (and pleasant) way to move around during this iconic event. Heritage Established in 1992 in Heeg (NL), Wajer is renowned for its forward-thinking approach. The yard has...
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  • 06 jun 2018
    A new era dawned for Moonen Shipyards yesterday as the premium Dutch yachtbuilder launched the beautiful 36-metre Brigadoon. The first superyacht to feature a hull made of high-tensile steel, Brigadoon heralds an exciting new course for Moonen as it takes a fresh approach to the signature Moonen aesthetic while leveraging on the yard’s rich DNA in terms of comfort and performance. After the owners have enjoyed two months of cruising, they have agreed to give a public debut to their...
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  • 01 jun 2018
    The five-month refit project of Ciao (ex. Nilo), built by Moonen Shipyard, has been successfully completed with sea trials off the coast of Holland. The new CMC zero-speed stabilisers worked very well both in choppy waves and at anchor. The extensive maintenance and service on Ciao’s propulsion drive and Servogear controllable pitch propeller system also paid dividends, with the yacht hitting a top speed of 23.7 knots on her first sea trial day. “It’s...
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  • 01 jun 2018
    Royal Huisman is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jan Timmerman as CEO commencing August 1st 2018.Jan Timmerman has a longstanding and successful track record as Managing Director and President of international businesses in the fields of Premium Coated Aluminum and Lighting Solutions supplying both high-end architectural projects as well as Original Equipment Manufacturers. Royal Huisman is delighted to welcome Mr. Timmerman into the company. Jan Willem Doeksen, on behalf of...
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  • 30 mei 2018
    UK-based BMT Nigel Gee and Dutch- based superyacht builder Oceanco have signed a strategic partnership for the formation of a new naval architecture and engineering company—Lateral Naval Architects Ltd.   Lateral will provide high quality naval architecture and engineering services to the industry as well as collaborating with the shipyard’s own engineering team and network of co-makers and subcontractors. All of BMT’s work in the large yacht market will be undertaken by...
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  • 28 mei 2018
    HISWA Holland Yachting Group and Port of Amsterdam 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 re-fit and maintenance facilities in the port area make Amsterdam a unique destination for superyachts. A quiet transformation has been underway in the superyacht world for some years now. Where the Mediterranean and the Caribbean used to reign supreme...
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