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

  • 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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  • 26 nov 2018
    Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS has sold a new 180-ft AMELS 180 (55 meters) from the AMELS Limited Editions range. The sale highlights the ongoing success of the AMELS Limited Editions approach, combining individual design choices with fast delivery. The new AMELS 180 superyacht will be delivered in summer 2019. “The owner was looking for proven ocean-going performance so he and his family can enjoy destinations around the world,” comments Rutger Dolk from the AMELS commercial team....
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  • 26 nov 2018
    Contest Yachts delighted to announce delivery of first new 26-metre Contest 85CS – Polina Star IV With the November handover complete, Polina Star IV, the first judel/vrolijk designed 26-metre Contest 85CS, immediately took off to begin distance cruising, first sailing directly from Holland to Elba to over-winter before the real adventure begins. Commissioned by an owner resuming an interrupted world voyage, Polina Star IV shines as an example of just how far semi-customisation can be...
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  • 20 nov 2018
    During The Superyacht Forum(TSF) in Amsterdam, six prominent industry figures took to the stage to officially launch Water Revolution Foundation, a new initiative that sets out plans for a more sustainable future. The organisation has been devised to encourage the market to think differently about its approach to sustainability and uncover what the industry could be doing to not only improve the impact of the yachting market on the environment, but also how the market is perceived. The...
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