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

  • 21 jan 2019
    Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS is hosting the beautiful KAMALAYA at the Miami Yacht Show from February 14 – 19, 2019 at Island Gardens. The 55-metre AMELS 180 (180 ft) is a fantastic showcase for the yacht builder’s Limited Editions range which includes a number of yachts now available for fast delivery in the Netherlands. KAMALAYA began her oceangoing voyages in 2013 at the AMELS shipyard in Vlissingen. She has been as far north as the Arctic Circle and Svalbard, as well as making...
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  • 17 jan 2019
    Over its 40-year history, Heesen has developed a reputation for building cutting-edge superyachts that have pushed boundaries in design, speed and efficiency. From record-breakers such as Octopussy to more recent innovators such as Galactica Star, Galactica Supernova and Home, Heesen’s facility in Oss continues to play host to remarkable superyacht projects. The latest project to draw on this extraordinary heritage is Cosmos, an 80.7 metre aluminium superyacht that is set to push the...
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  • 07 jan 2019
    Royal Huisman to build no-compromise 59.7m / 196ft performance sloop harnessing exceptional sail power and system technologies The aim: To create the ultimate world performance cruising sloop. The means: An extraordinarily advanced sloop that will radically push the boundaries of operating systems and integrated rig technologies to set new benchmarks for performance and efficiency. The result: A sleek and powerful sailing yacht of iconic, imaginative design, which will marry unprecedented...
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  • 04 jan 2019
    Heesen is set to begin 2019 with the same momentum of 2018, with the launch of Project Antares on 4 January, a 55m Steel class featuring a FDHF (fast displacement hull form) hull. Project Antares is the first of five yachts scheduled for launch in 2019 and part of a fleet of 13 yachts currently under construction at Heesen’s shipyard in Oss, The Netherlands. This significantly active order book includes the yard’s largest project to date – the extraordinary 80m Project Cosmos,...
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  • 04 jan 2019
    Distinguished and elegant, with a unique beauty all of her own, the 58-metre Feadship Najiba certainly lives up to her name, meaning ‘noble’. Designed as a family superyacht for experienced owners, this latest scion of the Feadship fleet blends sleek and minimalist exterior lines with a detailed, high-end interior. Having owned several yachts, the clients who ordered Najiba were fulfilling a long-held dream to commission a pure custom Feadship. To ensure they retained some of the...
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  • 21 dec 2018
    Oceanco delivered the groundbreaking 109m/357ft yacht “Project Bravo” to her proud Owners on 20 December Bravo represents a new direction for Oceanco— the LIFE Design—which takes its acronym from the words “Lengthened, Innovative, Fuel efficient and Eco-friendly.” She has a single tiered engine room that allows for an optimized long and slender hull shape, resulting in a reduction in overall propulsion power demand. Furthermore, the hull form affords enhanced...
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  • 05 dec 2018
    Dutch leading system integrator RH Marine succeeded in incorporating battery lifetime prediction for vessels into its fuel saving Energy Management System (EMS). This makes expensive batteries last longer and reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of ships, while keeping the reduced fuel consumption intact. For her research paper on ‘New developments in Energy Management’, product manager hybrid portfolio Despoina Mitropoulou of RH Marine together with Louis Elling from the...
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  • 03 dec 2018
    It’s not easy to impress the crew of Archimedes, a Feadship that’s seen some imposing sights as she has criss-crossed the globe over the past decade, covering 200,000 nautical miles in the process. But the elegant 68-metre Feadship noticeably slowed as she passed the brand-new Feadship facility in Amsterdam on her way out to sea this week, giving all on board the chance to get a good look at the giant construction hall that will open its doors next May. It also made for a great...
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  • 03 dec 2018
    After months of careful preparation and consultation with the local Dutch council, work is now proceeding apace on a 166-metre second hall at our yard in Makkum. The expansion of the impressive complex in Makkum – known locally as "the cathedral", which can be seen for miles around – also includes new offices and workshops. The first phase of this project is due to be completed by November 2019. “This development involves a considerable investment,” says director Henk de...
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  • 03 dec 2018
    Heesen is proud to announce the sale of YN 18750, 5000 Aluminium class, in collaboration with Arcon Yachts who introduced the client. YN 18750 – also known as Project Aster – started on speculation and is currently seven months away from delivery. This is the third contract signed in 2018 for a total of 190 linear meters and, even more impressively, 3,259 Gross Tons!The short delivery time, the impressive top speed of 23 knots and the renowned Dutch quality attracted Project...
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