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

  • 18 apr 2019
    Since her launch earlier this year, the minimalist exterior lines of the 58-metre Feadship Najiba – designed by Vitruvius Yachts – have impressed all who see her. Najiba’s high-end interior is also now giving great pleasure to the owners and their family for whom she was designed. But there is a third aspect of this striking Feadship which also deserves our attention – her exceptional efficiency. In an age where sustainability is becoming ever more...
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  • 17 apr 2019
    Kick starting the new European sailing season, Contest Yachts have just celebrated their 60 years of fine yacht building with a fantastic transformation of construction hall to big-top party venue for the 180 partying Contest owners joining the anniversary celebrations. Starting as an Open Day with yard and yacht tours, guests also enjoyed discussion with key suppliers such as Mastervolt, North Sails, Selden, Kuiper Insurance, RobWink watermakers, Rake Rigging and  more. And making a...
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  • 15 apr 2019
    Last Thursday, the 23 metre chase boat, called Stargazer, was launched at Vitters Shipyards in the Netherlands. This large classic lined motorboat, intended as a tender for a sailing superyacht, is a unique concept. One of the key tasks of this vessel is to get guests and owner from ashore to the yacht in comfort and to visit shallow diving areas. During this project, the Dutch shipyards Vitters and Claasen combined their efforts to build this motorboat. It is the first time the two sister...
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  • 11 apr 2019
    The 30.4 m classic sailing yacht Reesle has been successfully re-launched after an extensive refit at the sister company of Vitters  Shipyards. This elegant yacht, designed by Hoek Design Naval Architects, was  originally built in 1995 by  Engelaer Shipyard.  After this refit at, Reesle is now ready for new adventures. Complete make-overWe gave the complete yacht a make-over. Key upgrades were an update of all systems, an interior upgrade and a full new metallic paint ...
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  • 09 apr 2019
    Heesen is delighted to announce that on Friday 5 April, YN 18750 was launched at the shipyard in Oss. Formerly known as Project Aster, the owner named his new yacht Masa during a private ceremony. Arcon Yachts from Monaco introduced the client and represented his interests throughout the construction. This new yacht in the 5000 Aluminium Class sports a unique name. Masa means my diamond – a diamond in its purest form, and one that symbolizes the highest form of royalty. The name perfectly...
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  • 09 apr 2019
    Feadship has embarked on a major rebuild of the 1954 motoryacht Istros, giving this 42-metre superyacht an all-new aluminium superstructure while retaining her elegant original hull. The result will be a virtually brand-new Feadship, built to the highest standards of Feadship quality and featuring the latest equipment.  Istros was originally built by Amsterdam Shipyard Ltd. G. de Vries Lentsch Jr. in 1954 and was one of the largest motoryachts built to date in the Netherlands at...
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  • 01 apr 2019
    Oceanco’s recently delivered 109-meter motoryacht, Bravo Eugenia, won the award in the category Technology and Innovation on 28 March at the Yacht Club. This newly conceived award is based on the Yacht Club of Monaco’s fundamental values and criteria, which include Naval Etiquette, Preservation of the Ocean and its biodiversity, and Technological Innovation. Bravo Eugenia, Oceanco’s first LIFE-designed yacht, developed in collaboration with Lateral Naval...
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  • 20 mar 2019
    By adding new technology and features and integrating them with the navigation systems on the bridge, RH Marine enables naval vessels to navigate more and more accurately. This allows them to better fix their position, better detect other object and become less dependent on GPS. In order to give naval vessels more opportunities to fix their position, the Dutch leading system integrator has integrated an optical bearing device (OBD) in WECDIS, RH Marine’s digital chart system for military...
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  • 18 mar 2019
    On 16 March, the team behind the first AMELS 220, PROJECT WAKA, celebrated a significant milestone in her construction as the technical launch took place inside one of the covered drydocks at the AMELS yard. The 67.1-metre superyacht (220 ft) will now complete outfitting before her delivery in summer this year. The AMELS project team celebrated the launch together with the Owner’s team, including Captain Paul Bickley and Antoine Larricq from Fraser Yachts, who also represented the Owner...
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  • 11 mar 2019
    The 55-metre superyacht ELIXIR (180 ft) by Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS will be showcasing at the Palm Beach International Boat Show from 28 to 31 March. Since the Dutch luxury yacht builder delivered the AMELS 180 in 2016, her owner and guests have enjoyed the most beautiful Mediterranean and Caribbean destinations. ELIXIR is a superb example of enchanting European elegance with the highest quality craftsmanship in the Dutch tradition of luxury yacht building. She is an AMELS Limited...
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