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

  • 15 mei 2019
    With the arrival of Royal Huisman, the port of Amsterdam has attracted yet another yacht manufacturer with a Royal Charter. The company will be operating from the former Holland Jachtbouw wharf in Zaandam, which will be owned by Port of Amsterdam from the 14th of May. The Netherlands is a leading global player in the manufacture of superyachts. Royal Huisman is the second superyacht manufacturer to join the port of Amsterdam community, following Feadship Royal van Lent, which opened its...
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  • 14 mei 2019
    With Amsterdam having been successfully profiled as a destination for superyachts over the past year, HISWA Holland Yachting Group and the Port of Amsterdam are now working hard on the logical next step – a dedicated Northern European Superyacht Route for owners looking to move on from the traditional cruising areas. The city of Hamburg has just signed up to this new initiative and more harbour cities are expected to join the movement for change soon. Superyacht owners are increasingly...
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  • 13 mei 2019
    Having seen its market value share of global superyacht deliveries rise to 30 percent in 2017, the year 2018 saw further proof of the strength of the Dutch superyacht industry. Delivering over 1.5 billion euros worth of 30-metre-plus yachts to owners around the world, the specialist yards in the Netherlands also have a further 60 superyachts at various stages of construction. This ongoing expansion is showcased by the opening of the new state-of-the-art facility in Amsterdam by Feadship. As the...
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  • 09 mei 2019
    Heesen is delighted to announce that YN 18455 Vida (formerly known as Project Antares) left Dutch waters for her maiden voyage to the Mediterranean where she will meet her new owners. Vida underwent rigorous sea trials earlier in March. During four days of tests she exceeded her contracted top speed, reaching 16.4 knots with noise and vibration levels that remained in line with specifications. Thanks to her progressive 55-metre FDHF hull and two MTU 8V4000 M63 diesel engines, Vida offers frugal...
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  • 01 mei 2019
    VBH (Van Berge Henegouwen) has appointed Jeroen van den Hurk as CEO, effective 1 May 2019. Van den Hurk succeeds Michiel Haverkorn van Rijsewijk and has a broad experience as managing director in the technology and logistics industry, and in guiding companies towards a new future. For the past seven years Van den Hurk has been Managing Director of VDL Industrial Modules, a contract-developer and manufacturer of modules and systems for OEMs.   The Supervisory Board of VBH is confident that...
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  • 26 apr 2019
    Just 5 months after the sale of a new 180-ft AMELS 180 from the AMELS Limited Editions range was announced, the 55-metre yacht named NOMAD has emerged from Dutch luxury yacht builder’s yard in Vlissingen. NOMAD is already the second AMELS 180 to be launched this year and with her striking and unique paint scheme, she is the perfect example of the successful AMELS Limited Editions approach, combining individual design choices with fast delivery. The owner created the bespoke color scheme in...
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  • 25 apr 2019
    The Dutch royal family has published the following news release about the upcoming visit of Her Majesty Queen Máxima to the opening of the new Feadship yard in Amsterdam. Her Majesty Queen Máxima will open the new Feadship yard in the port of Amsterdam on Thursday 16 May. Feadship is a cooperative venture between Royal Van Lent Shipyard and Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw. The opening of the new facility forms part of the 170-year celebrations of Royal Van Lent, which can trace...
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  • 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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