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

  • 31 okt 2018
    Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, 31 October 2018 - The Dutch boat company Waterdream, owned by Bernhard van Orange, has made a name for itself with beautiful handmade aluminium design motor boats and yachts built in the Netherlands. The boats can be completely customised to the customer’s wishes. To provide the boats with the ultimate personal touch, Waterdream works together with Esthec®: the composite decking material is available in various colours and gives each boat its own look. The...
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  • 29 okt 2018
    The team of Royal Huisman’s dedicated department for refit, repair and renewal is pleased to announce that the sailing yachts Wisp, Yonder and Foftein signed up for various commissions. These new projects will be undertaken as part of the seven refits in total benefitting from Huisfit’s expertise during the coming winter season. Just arrived in Vollenhove for Huisfit 2018-2019: Yonder (17m / 56ft Sparkman & Stephens sloop, Royal Huisman 1980) and Foftein (33m / 108ft Frers...
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  • 24 okt 2018
    A major milestone has been passed in the construction of the new Feadship yard in Amsterdam, which is scheduled to open its doors next May in a location close to the city centre. As part of the facility’s sustainable construction and operation, the entire yard – Feadship’s fourth in the Netherlands – will use district heating. This form of city heating has become very popular in eco-conscious cities like Amsterdam because it allows for the distribution of both renewable...
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  • 20 okt 2018
    Moonen Yachts are pleased to announce the return of the 42-metre motor yacht Sofia to the yard’s facilities in Groot-Ammers in the south of the Netherlands. Arriving in early October following a beautiful summer cruising in the Mediterranean, MY Sofia will soon undergo refit works and an extensive exterior paint job and is scheduled to hit the water again in March 2019.   Built by Moonen and delivered to her owners in 2013, MY Sofia features exterior design from René van der...
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  • 19 okt 2018
    Representing one of the largest yachts ever built by Feadship, this 93-metre masterpiece was towed this morning from the construction hall of the Feadship yard in Kaag. Further commissioning work will continue in the months ahead including the addition of balconies and wing stations. The yacht will remain covered over the winter, to be seen in all her splendid glory next spring.With a generous beam of 14.10-metres this groundbreaking Feadship will set a new standard in luxury. Working hand in...
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  • 17 okt 2018
    A stunning yacht of rare beauty, combining classic hull lines with a powerful modern rig and a clean, contemporary chic above and below decks. Aquarius truly defines what it means to be a ‘modern classic’. With naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects and interior design from Mark Whiteley Design this magnificent 56m / 184ft ketch was realised by Royal Huisman together with Rondal and an outstanding team of rig specialists. Exceptional co-operation from the highly talented...
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  • 17 okt 2018
    The 55-metre DAMEN Yacht Support vessel AXIS (181 ft) will join the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from 31 October to 4 November. For the complete Bahamas experience, the DAMEN Yacht Support vessel offers the perfect combination of luxury and fun with lots of toys, tenders, a Triton submarine and Icon sport aircraft. DAMEN is co-exhibiting AXIS – a YS 5009 delivered in 2016 – together with Ocean Independence, who represented the owner for the purchase. AXIS is not for sale,...
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  • 05 okt 2018
    The programme of the international HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction is now online. The event will be held at RAI Amsterdam on 12 & 13 November. With tis 50 years, this Symposium is unique in the area of Yacht Design and Construction. 'Back to the future' is the theme in 2018. The first edition took place in 1968. During this year’s Symposium naval architect Gerard Dijkstra and former TUDelft Associate Professor Lex Keuning will go back in time and will give also a...
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  • 05 okt 2018
    Having sold out months in advance, the organisers of the SuperYacht Pavilion at this year’s METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam have announced a significant expansion. A new networking area called the Shipyard will be at the hub of a third hall designed to accommodate highly qualified exhibitors who would otherwise have been unable to profile their latest innovations. “The waiting list of highly qualified exhibitors for the SuperYacht Pavilion at METSTRADE 2018 was larger than...
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  • 29 sep 2018
    Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS is very pleased to announce the sale of a 74-metre AMELS 242 superyacht (242 ft) from its Limited Editions range. Announced shortly before the Monaco Yacht Show, the sale strongly celebrates the value, quality and sophistication that AMELS offers for large yachts. The sale of the AMELS 242 with a Tim Heywood exterior design was completed with Merle Wood & Associates representing the buyer. “This yacht will once again show a different character to any of...
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