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

  • 01 apr 2019
    Oceanco’s recently delivered 109-meter motoryacht, Bravo Eugenia, won the award in the category Technology and Innovation on 28 March at the Yacht Club. This newly conceived award is based on the Yacht Club of Monaco’s fundamental values and criteria, which include Naval Etiquette, Preservation of the Ocean and its biodiversity, and Technological Innovation. Bravo Eugenia, Oceanco’s first LIFE-designed yacht, developed in collaboration with Lateral Naval...
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  • 20 mar 2019
    By adding new technology and features and integrating them with the navigation systems on the bridge, RH Marine enables naval vessels to navigate more and more accurately. This allows them to better fix their position, better detect other object and become less dependent on GPS. In order to give naval vessels more opportunities to fix their position, the Dutch leading system integrator has integrated an optical bearing device (OBD) in WECDIS, RH Marine’s digital chart system for military...
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  • 18 mar 2019
    On 16 March, the team behind the first AMELS 220, PROJECT WAKA, celebrated a significant milestone in her construction as the technical launch took place inside one of the covered drydocks at the AMELS yard. The 67.1-metre superyacht (220 ft) will now complete outfitting before her delivery in summer this year. The AMELS project team celebrated the launch together with the Owner’s team, including Captain Paul Bickley and Antoine Larricq from Fraser Yachts, who also represented the Owner...
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  • 11 mar 2019
    The 55-metre superyacht ELIXIR (180 ft) by Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS will be showcasing at the Palm Beach International Boat Show from 28 to 31 March. Since the Dutch luxury yacht builder delivered the AMELS 180 in 2016, her owner and guests have enjoyed the most beautiful Mediterranean and Caribbean destinations. ELIXIR is a superb example of enchanting European elegance with the highest quality craftsmanship in the Dutch tradition of luxury yacht building. She is an AMELS Limited...
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  • 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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