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

  • 28 nov 2019
    The first mobility experience centre has opened in the Netherlands, offering an interactive journey through the history and future of mobility. Initiator Pon aims to challenge visitors to think about how to deal with mobility in the future as cities become increasingly crowded. VBH – a forerunner in the application of luxury technology – partnered with Pon to create experiences with interactive video walls, an event hall, virtual reality and state-of-the-art meeting rooms. The Move...
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  • 01 nov 2019
    On 31 October the first DAMEN SeaXplorer luxury expedition yacht emerged from her building hall in the Netherlands. When the 62-metre custom-designed yacht is handed over to her owners in early 2020, she will be the first delivery from the DAMEN SeaXplorer range offered by yacht builder AMELS and DAMEN. The 62-metre SeaXplorer is a customised design with naval architecture completed by Damen’s inhouse design team and exterior lines by Azure Yacht Design. The owners selected Carlo Torre of...
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  • 01 nov 2019
    Heesen teamed up with renowned British studio Winch Design to create the ultimate explorer yacht, conceived to take adventurous owners off the beaten path in seven-star comfort, rugged but luxurious in style and high efficiency thanks to FDHF hull design. To be built to the highest Lloyds Classification and safety standards Xventure is the ideal yacht for extended offshore passages. A remarkable cruising range of 5,000 miles (with even longer range as an optional extra) enables her to reach...
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  • 30 okt 2019
    The world cruising ketch Aquarius received the “Best Sail 40m+” award as well as the overall award “Best Interior”. Both awards were handed out at the annual “International Superyacht Society Awards of Distinction”. Congratulations to Aquarius’ owners and gratitude on the part of her design and build team, who feel particularly honored by this recognition. The owners’ brief was for an elegant yet muscular sailing yacht with a classic profile, for...
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  • 10 okt 2019
    After making its shimmering debut in Monaco, the phenomenal composition in glass known as The Jewels in the Crown is now making its way across the Atlantic to be presented at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Feadship’s majestic tribute to the boundless imagination of its clients features well over 300 of the 450-plus Feadships launched over the past seventy years since the brand was launched in 1949. Like precious gems, no two Feadships are the same and each is a work of art. This...
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  • 07 okt 2019
    Following the laying of the keel in September 2018, 60m Steel FDHF Project Falcon is taking shape and remains on track to meet its scheduled delivery in 2021. Hull and superstructure of the largest displacement yacht build by Heesen to date, were joined together at the shipyard in Oss on Saturday 28 September. Exterior designer Frank Laupman of Omega Architects worked closely with the Owners and their team to further refine and enhance the lines of Project Falcon. Lighting plays a prominent role...
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  • 03 okt 2019
    The 30,000-plus visitors to this year’s Monaco Yacht Show were treated to extraordinary new products from the Netherlands, including more than 125 amazing superyachts such as Oceanco’s DreamBoat and Feadship’s Syzygy 818. An added bonus at a positive and upbeat show was the new central location of the Holland Pavilion. The exceptional quality of the Dutch superyacht industry once again had a well-deserved spot in the limelight at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show,...
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  • 26 sep 2019
    VBH and Atlas Cybersecurity are proud to announce their partnership dedicated to providing the most exclusive and cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions tailored to superyachts. To mark the occasion VBH is offering a free five-day cybersecurity assessment for superyachts developed by Atlas Cybersecurity. The founders of Atlas are advisors to governments on cyber security and at the forefront of cyber legislation. They are also fully aware of what superyacht owners and captains need to know in...
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  • 26 sep 2019
    A number of superyacht yards and suppliers will be taking their leave from the Think Yachts Think Holland export programme established by the HISWA Holland Yachting Group (HHYG) in 2020. Some of these companies will join the Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) association, which will be setting up a superyacht platform next year. The large superyacht yards are currently members of both HISWA Holland Marine Industry and the NMT. The loss of an important section of the larger HHYG member...
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  • 25 sep 2019
    The Monaco Yacht Show kicks off on the right foot for Heesen. There is no better way to commence the boat show season than celebrating the sale of a new custom yacht.YN 19959, Project SkyFall, is a 59m FDHF all-aluminium, full-custom motoryacht set for delivery in spring 2023. Her thunder will come from 22,000 horsepower. This extraordinary power will feed four water jets that will drive her at 37 knots in light load conditions – an impressive feat, particularly when considering her...
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