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

  • 17 sep 2019
    VBH, specialists in the integration of luxury technology onboard superyachts, has announced the opening of a new office in Germany. Housing a dedicated team and strengthening VBH’s presence worldwide, the office will have a primary focus on the operational building process of superyachts. “We are delighted to announce the opening of this new VBH office,” says CEO Jeroen van den Hurk. “This facility in Germany will allow us to improve upon our existing presence while...
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  • 16 sep 2019
    The Seascape is a hydraulically moving bathing platform for super yachts and cruise ships. The bathing platform is based on a Z-shaped movement and is produced in several sizes with optional variables. This way, Hydromar is able to engineer and produce the yacht exactly according to requirements. With its unique crankshaft mechanism, the Seascape represents a major boost to the stability of the steps and platform. It has two sets of cylinders which drive the unique crankshaft system. The...
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  • 16 sep 2019
    Aimed straight at the heart of the style conscious, couples-family-and-friends luxury cruising sector, the just announced 17-metre Contest 55CS combines this renowned Dutch yard’s long-standing reputation as top of the line bluewater performance builder with today’s increasingly time limited lifestyle. Refined elegance with the same go anywhere, anytime potential. A true home from home, wherever and however. Across the yachting community, increasing emphasis is being placed on...
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  • 13 sep 2019
    Leading superyacht systems integrator VBH will return to the principality on 25-28 September for another edition of the Monaco Yacht Show. Visitors will be welcomed to a high-tech interactive stand at the Holland Pavilion in Port Hercules, where they can meet the VBH crew against a backdrop composed of an interactive LedGo floor, Bowers & Wilkins and C SEED sound boxes and a Sony screen. This year’s show will be especially exciting as it will host the launch of a partnership...
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  • 04 sep 2019
    Oceanco is pleased to welcome the arrival of its latest 109m/357ft, the first Oceanco project to enter its new construction facilities, will undergo all remaining construction activities; inside painting, installing of large equipment and placement of its superstructure. Acquired by Oceanco in may of this year, the facilities are located 10km down river from the Oceanco Headquarters and outfit facilities in Alblasserdam. She will debut her build here in the new facilities until transferred...
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  • 23 aug 2019
    Feadship has welcomed home the 57.60-metre superyacht W (ex-Larisa). Originally launched in 2013, she was recently acquired by new owners who have asked Feadship to carry out a refit that will encompass their personal preferences in terms of facilities, sleeping accommodations and exterior. The first changes that Feadship spotters will instantly recognise when W is relaunched in six months’ time will be the new metallic silver colour of her previously white hull and the...
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  • 19 aug 2019
    Dutch superyacht builder Moonen Yachts in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, is under new ownership. An Australian couple, Matthew and Louise Baxter are the new owners of the shipyard. Matthew, of Scottish origin, is a successful Australian businessman and entrepreneur, who in 1972  established the A M Group, a privately  owned worldwide group of manufacturing companies of which he is executive chairman. Louise and Matthew first discovered Moonen Yachts whilst sailing on Pittwater harbour in...
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  • 13 aug 2019
    Heesen is delighted to announce that YN 18650 Project Boreas has been delivered on August 12, 2019, after rigorous sea trials in the North Sea in calm sea conditions with light winds and waves up to 0.5m. This 50m full aluminium motor yacht sports an ultra-efficient Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) hull designed by Dutch hydrodynamicists Van Oossanen and engineered by Heesen’s in-house naval architects. Project Boreas is powered by two MTU 12V 2000M72 engines rated at 1,080kW each, and...
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  • 08 aug 2019
    AMELS is delighted to introduce the AMELS 60, the brand new Espen Øino design in the Dutch luxury yacht builder’s Limited Editions range. The 60-metre superyacht, with Hybrid by AMELS technology, is now under construction and available for spring 2022 delivery.- Huge Sun Deck, Swim Platform and folding Owners Suite balcony- Generous interior volume of 830 GT, light and airy with signature large Main Deck windows- 9-metre luxury tender stowed on foredeck Since 2007, AMELS has built...
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  • 29 jul 2019
    Heesen is delighted to announce the expansion of its facility in Winterswijk, province of Gelderland – the home of its renowned interior workshop. Located just over an hour’s drive from Oss, the facility was acquired in 2000, under the name ‘Oortgiese’. Originally established in 1940, Heesen Interiors has created the most luxurious, award-winning interior furniture exclusively for Heesen yachts for the past 34 years. Today’s expansion consists of 2,240 square meters...
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