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

  • 26 apr 2018
    Heesen is delighted to announce that YN 18350 ‘Project Maia’ underwent a technical launch and was christened Omaha on 20 April 2018 at the shipyard in Oss. At 50 metres, Omaha is the first in the new 50 metre steel class. Heesen introduced this new model to the market in March 2016 in the presence of a selected group of top brokers and international press, following the successful joining of Omaha’s hull and superstructure. The project was then sold in December 2017 by Chris...
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  • 24 apr 2018
    Esthec commercial director Marcel van der Spek was unanimously appointed as the new chair of the board of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group during the annual members meeting on 18 April. He will be joined by two new board members: Marsha van Buitenen, sales director at Feadship, and Michiel Haverkorn van Rijsewijk, CEO of Van Berge Henegouwen. Van der Spek takes over the position of chair from Bas Nederpelt, whose three years at the helm have coincided with a growth of the Dutch superyacht...
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  • 24 apr 2018
    The International HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction has reached its Golden Jubilee year, a unique milestone for an event of this type. This scientific get-together is organised to shine a light on the latest developments in the field of yachting and yacht design every year. Organised in cooperation with RAI Amsterdam, the jubilee edition will take place on 12 and 13 November in parallel with the METSTRADE Show, the world’s largest and most visited B2B leisure marine...
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  • 24 apr 2018
    Feadship recently held the first in a series of special meetings for the brokerage community around the world. In addition to the biennial four-day Bro Summit in the Netherlands, Feadship will now be hosting one-day summits in other key areas where interest in superyacht ownership is rapidly growing, namely Russia, Asia and the Middle East. Organised together with Sergey Ribakov, Feadship’s ambassador in Russia, the Moscow meeting attracted 25 of Russia’s leading yacht brokers....
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  • 23 apr 2018
    Never change a winning concept, they say. However, since following the beaten path has never been their forte, this year Wajer Yachts is launching the thrilling Wajer 55 S: Lighter, faster and more versatile than its renowned 55 sibling. Centre Console Concept The new 55 S boasts Wajer’s trademark quality of finishing, comfort and performance. The centre console concept offers more space to walk, talk and chill on deck. The same goes for below decks where there’s room for four to six...
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  • 16 apr 2018
    NeKo Yacht Supply - member of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group, is attending the MYBA Charter Show - to be held at OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona. The show will take place from Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th April 2018. Being the 30th edition next year, the Show will also be a celebration of three decades of existence and promises to be an unforgettable event. NeKo is a worldwide yacht supplier providing the finest food, professional technique equipment and tailor-made services. They supply...
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  • 10 apr 2018
    In addition to building custom superyachts, Moonen also has a thriving refit department that serves yachts up to 50 metres. The first-class engineering expertise found at their yard in Den Bosch is increasingly being put to good use in partnership with neighbours DMS, a company renowned for its patented antiroll stabilizers and MagnusMaster roll damping system.   One of the current projects involves a 21.5-metre Stentor Luxe, designed by Vripack. “This fine motoryacht was not...
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  • 05 apr 2018
    The Singapore Yacht Show is Asia’s leading yacht and luxury show - the only one fully supported by the global yachting industry and the Singapore Tourism Board. The 8th edition of the Singapore Yacht Show will take place from the 12-15 April 2018. It provides nautical lifestyle seekers with an unrivalled opportunity to discover some of the world's finest superyachts and boating brands in an elite and highly social setting. The following members of the HISWA Holland Yachting...
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  • 26 mar 2018
    Another milestone at Royal Huisman: the hull of the three-masted schooner under construction since June 2017, has been turned at the shipyard’s facilities in Vollenhove, Holland.With an impressive overall length of 81m / 266ft and a sturdy plumb bow - making her not only powerful but recognizable all over the world - Project 400 is the largest yacht built by Royal Huisman to date, and will be ranked in the top 10 of the world's largest sailing yachts. Upon her delivery in 2020 this...
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  • 20 mar 2018
    Seven Dutch-built superyachts competed at this year’s St Barths Bucket, with several coming in near or at the top of the various classes of this mythical regatta. Held from 15 to 18 March, this year’s St Barths Bucket saw the usual roster of the world’s most extravagant sailing yachts converge in the harbour of Gustavia for several days of racing and socialising. Always one of the highlights of any year’s sailing season, the Bucket brings together first-class racing...
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