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

  • 26 feb 2019
    Eighty Percent of yacht activity takes place in 20% of the world’s oceans. Only 5% of what is beneath the world’s oceans has been seen, let alone experienced. Oceanco’s newest project, the105-meter (345ft) diesel-electric driven Esquel has been conceived and designed to explore new territories. Oceanco has created Esquel in collaboration with Timur Bozca Design, stylist Gina Brennan, Lateral Naval Architects and Engineering, and Pelorus—a leading experiential and yacht...
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  • 26 feb 2019
    Heesen is thrilled to present the first yacht in the newly designed 5000 Aluminium Class: Project Aquamarine. This fast-cruising, all-aluminium motor yacht sports a brand new hull designed by Heesen’s brilliant in-house naval architects, who worked closely with renowned hydrodynamicists Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Van Oossanen carried out the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tests and optimized the hull shape, before a 1:16 scale model was tested in the towing tank in Southampton,...
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  • 15 feb 2019
    Heesen is proud to present YN 18455, now christened Vida and formerly known as Project Antares. Launched earlier this year on 4 January, Vida is now entering the systems commissioning phase and is getting ready for sea trials. Vida is the third in the successful 55m FDHF Steel class, which features muscular exterior lines by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. The profile is clean thanks to the absence of fashion plates and the design is characterised by floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for...
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  • 14 feb 2019
    Oceanco’s new 90-meter superyacht Y716 DreAMBoat was successfully launched on 13 February 2019 Oceanco’s 90-meter DreAMBoat (Y716) is a first-time design collaboration between Espen Øino International and Terence Disdale Design.   At 2950GT, the volume allows for luxurious accommodation for up to 23 guests and a well thought- out crew’s quarters for a maximum of 33 crew members. The generous overhangs from the superstructure and cut outs in the bulwarks lend a...
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  • 13 feb 2019
    Feadship has successfully completed the refit of the 24-metre motoryacht Caravelle, named after the line of classic beauties built by Feadship in the Sixties during a partnership with the legendary Italian designer Carlo Riva. Having commissioned this year-long refit after falling in love with the yacht’s striking lines and vintage charm, the owners took the opportunity to also enhance her with 21st-century creature comforts such as zero-speed stabilisation. The seven...
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  • 12 feb 2019
    Het Scheepvaartmuseum (The National Maritime Museum) will open two entirely new permanent presentations on 10 May 2019, namely Main Gallery: Republic at Sea and Maps & Marvels. The Main Gallery, located in the north wing of the museum, is the starting point of the museum visit. Taking 50 masterpieces from its own collection as the basis, Republic at Sea tells the story of the growth, prosperity, and decline of the Netherlands as a maritime nation during the seventeenth and eighteenth...
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  • 11 feb 2019
    Wireless Logic Group, Europe’s leading IoT connectivity platform provider announced the acquisition of M2MBlue, a M2M and IoT connectivity specialist with a focus on high-bandwidth applications. Located in Enschede, Netherlands M2MBlue was founded in 2015, yet has already assembled an impressive suite of connectivity products which include hybrid solutions combining cellular, satellite and land connections to deliver end-to-end secure internet services. Such technology is now being used...
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  • 06 feb 2019
    VBH wins the Crestron Award 2019 in the category ‘Ultimate Crestron Superyacht’ for the special Crestron installation on 87 m superyacht Lonian build by Feadship. The annual award recognizes excellence in control and automation projects featuring Crestron solutions throughout the EMEA region. VBH wins with project MY Lonian, as it offers many unique features and firsts, e.g. the Crestron NVX installed on a yacht. MY Lonian is an 87m superyacht with cutting-edge audiovisual &...
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  • 28 jan 2019
    Oceanco is proud to have been awarded top honours at the 2019 Boat International Design & Innovation Awards that took place on the 27th of January in Cortina. DAR with exterior design by DeBasto Design and interior by Nuvolari Lenard took home the Judges' Commendation Award for Best Exterior Styling for Motor Yachts 60m and Above.Criteria for the Exterior Design Award involves aesthetics and innovation. DAR's exterior is sporty, elegant, and high tech. The profile has a unique sense of...
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  • 22 jan 2019
    Dutch superyacht builder Moonen Yachts has officially started the construction of its latest superyacht, the 36.3-metre YN199. The keel laying ceremony took place on 14th December 2018.YN199’s Project Manager, Nicky van Zon, attended the keel laying in December and is looking forward to start with this beautiful project over the next year. “The Moonen team along with the Lloyds surveyors were all on site to celebrate this significant moment. We will combine the hull and...
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