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

  • 03 jun 2019
    Heesen is delighted to announce that the construction of Project Pollux, 55m Steel FDHF, is on schedule and the yacht is available for delivery in Autumn 2020. The 55m Steel Class sports a masculine profile penned by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. Chiselled lines, floor to ceiling windows, and open bulwarks characterise the exterior design of this successful class. With tenders and toys conveniently stored on the fore deck, the lazarette is entirely dedicated to the guests. The luxurious...
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  • 29 mei 2019
    Royal Huisman is pleased to reveal first construction photos of this radical, fast displacement motoryacht’s aluminium hull.Project Phi was first announced in last summer and, with design engineering well advanced, construction of the aluminium hull began at Royal Huisman’s Vollenhove yard in mid-February 2019. Among a long list of exceptional features of this project are the fuel-efficient hull lines based on the patented Fast-Displacement XL® concept by Van Oossanen Naval...
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  • 23 mei 2019
    Blending almost 25 years of experience with the very latest insights into performance and comfort, the Wajer 55 is the largest powerboat built to date by the renowned Dutch yard Wajer Yachts. This elegant and sophisticated 16-metre beauty builds on the achievements of its award-winning predecessors while adding a range of smart innovations of a type more commonly seen on superyachts. Highlights:Pushbutton fender system, inflating automatically and operated remotely.Fully automated...
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  • 17 mei 2019
    Eco-friendly superyacht yard opened by Queen MáximaFeadship officially opened its brand-new, purpose-built superyacht facility in the port of Amsterdam on 16 May in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Máxima and some 2500 members of the workforce. The spectacular ceremony saw the culmination of five years of meticulous planning, design and construction on the second Royal Van Lent yard (and the fourth Feadship facility in the Netherlands), which will now be used...
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  • 17 mei 2019
    We are thrilled to announce that YN19055 Project Castor, the latest in the 55m FDHF Steel class, is sold. This 55 metre was started on speculation and is due for delivery in May 2020. The construction of yachts on spec in the 50-55 metre range is a key part of the successful commercial strategy of Heesen. In a world where instant gratification has become an integral part of our lifestyle, the opportunity to shorten the delivery time – while still maintaining the uniqueness of the project...
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  • 15 mei 2019
    With a record 25 AMELS and DAMEN projects underway, business is booming for the Dutch luxury yacht builder. This spring, the two brands representing the yachting division of the Damen Shipyards Group had no less than 16 yachting projects in The Netherlands and nine additional hulls under construction. The current project numbers further establish AMELS and DAMEN as the largest luxury yacht builder and refit provider in the Netherlands and a true centre of excellence. With a full house at its...
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  • 14 mei 2019
    With Amsterdam having been successfully profiled as a destination for superyachts over the past year, HISWA Holland Yachting Group and the Port of Amsterdam are now working hard on the logical next step – a dedicated Northern European Superyacht Route for owners looking to move on from the traditional cruising areas. The city of Hamburg has just signed up to this new initiative and more harbour cities are expected to join the movement for change soon. Superyacht owners are increasingly...
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  • 13 mei 2019
    Having seen its market value share of global superyacht deliveries rise to 30 percent in 2017, the year 2018 saw further proof of the strength of the Dutch superyacht industry. Delivering over 1.5 billion euros worth of 30-metre-plus yachts to owners around the world, the specialist yards in the Netherlands also have a further 60 superyachts at various stages of construction. This ongoing expansion is showcased by the opening of the new state-of-the-art facility in Amsterdam by Feadship. As the...
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  • 09 mei 2019
    Heesen is delighted to announce that YN 18455 Vida (formerly known as Project Antares) left Dutch waters for her maiden voyage to the Mediterranean where she will meet her new owners. Vida underwent rigorous sea trials earlier in March. During four days of tests she exceeded her contracted top speed, reaching 16.4 knots with noise and vibration levels that remained in line with specifications. Thanks to her progressive 55-metre FDHF hull and two MTU 8V4000 M63 diesel engines, Vida offers frugal...
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  • 01 mei 2019
    VBH (Van Berge Henegouwen) has appointed Jeroen van den Hurk as CEO, effective 1 May 2019. Van den Hurk succeeds Michiel Haverkorn van Rijsewijk and has a broad experience as managing director in the technology and logistics industry, and in guiding companies towards a new future. For the past seven years Van den Hurk has been Managing Director of VDL Industrial Modules, a contract-developer and manufacturer of modules and systems for OEMs.   The Supervisory Board of VBH is confident that...
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