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

  • 07 aug 2018
    Two of the world’s largest sailing yachts, Eos and Athena, have booked the same timing for their coming refit projects with Royal Huisman’s refit division.  The 93m / 305ft three-masted Lürssen schooner Eos, until recently the world’s largest sailing yacht, has for some time been a regular customer for Royal Huisman’s superyacht refit division, Huisfit. The Eos team has just signed a new contract with Huisfit, taking full advantage of the flexible choice of deep...
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  • 07 aug 2018
    After a successful launch last year, the Round Table on boat construction and materials will be making a welcome return to the 2018 edition of the METSTRADE Show. The event, which takes place on 13 and 14 November, will focus on the most relevant topics related to new materials and construction techniques for all types of boats and yachts. This edition will highlight rapid manufacturing and 3D printing, featuring an impressive line-up of participants from a wide range of countries and...
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  • 30 jul 2018
    On 27 July DAMEN SeaXplorer marked a milestone in the construction of the SeaXplorer 77 expedition yacht at a keel laying ceremony at Damen Shipyards Galati on the banks of the Danube. The owner attended the ceremony and welded the traditional coin on the keel. Following the hull building phase, the 77-metre luxury expedition yacht (253 ft) will arrive at Damen’s Vlissingen East yard in the Netherlands for completion and on-schedule delivery in Q4 2020. The SeaXplorer 77 is a customised...
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  • 26 jul 2018
    AMELS is delighted to host the 57.7-metre VOLPINI 2 (188 ft) at the Monaco Yacht Show from 26 to 29 September this year. The brand new yacht, delivered in July, is the first AMELS 188 from the Dutch yacht builder’s Limited Editions range and will be showcasing the new Tim Heywood design for the first time. VOLPINI 2’s owner, a repeat AMELS client, is currently enjoying his new yacht with family and friends in the Mediterranean.“We’re very proud to be debuting VOLPINI 2 in...
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  • 26 jul 2018
    Feadship has successfully completed a ten-week refit of one of the most renowned superyachts in the Feadship fleet, the 72-metre Utopia. The project was accomplished in a record time for all the activities involved in order to ensure that the owners could return to Utopia in time for the new season.  Originally launched in 2004, Utopia came back for the third time to Feadship for a refit in April following the previously successful projects in 2008/2009 and 2013....
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  • 19 jul 2018
    YN 18350, christened Omaha, has been delivered to her owners following intensive sea trials in the North Sea in favourable weather conditions, with seas ranging from calm to moderate. Omaha exceeded the contractual speed, reaching 16 knots, and proved to be extremely manoeuvrable in all conditions thanks to her large rudders in combination with the power steering unit. Powered by two MTU 8V4000 M63 engines, she has a range of 3,800 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots. Her round bilge...
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  • 19 jul 2018
    This year’s symposium, the theme of which is 'Back to the Future', will be opened by Naval Architect's Gerard Dijkstra and Dr. Lex Keuning, former associate professor at TU Delft. They will reflect on 50 years of innovation while also considering new ones in the fields of yacht design and construction. The complete programme has now been announced and published on the website. The HISWA Symposium is organised by HISWA in cooperation with RAI Amsterdam and Delft University of Technology....
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  • 13 jul 2018
    Yesterday Port of Amsterdam organised a cruise for various members and partners of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group. The event was a thank you for their support in developing Amsterdam as a superyacht destination. The cruise took guests to the main berths available for superyachts in the Dutch capital before heading into the canals. All in all it was a great way to experience Amsterdam through the eyes of superyacht owners. HISWA Holland Yachting Group and Port of Amsterdam are making real their...
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  • 12 jul 2018
    Until she is christened later this month, the 87-metre Feadship which has just come out of one of the construction halls at the yard in Aalsmeer will remain known as Project 700. Don’t read anything into the 700 – it’s simply the hull number, albeit admittedly a landmark one for the yard.  This striking 87-metre beauty is already outside so she can have various exterior elements added in advance of the official launch. What we can tell you for now is that her lovely...
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  • 05 jul 2018
    This week Dutch luxury superyacht builder AMELS successfully delivered VOLPINI 2, right on time at the AMELS yard in the Netherlands. The 57.7-metre Limited Editions yacht (188 ft) is the first delivery of the new AMELS 188 design, the world’s first Tier III compliant new build yacht and the first with AMELS Hybrid Power. VOLPINI 2 is now on her way to the Mediterranean. The AMELS 188 was sold in 2017 with Ben Young of SYM Superyacht Management representing the owner, a repeat AMELS...
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