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

  • 06 sep 2018
    Contest Yachts, Holland’s leading semi-custom sailing yacht constructor, is delighted to display at Cannes the latest launched Contest 67CS performance bluewater cruiser. With all the space, comforts and featuring that larger yachts enable, the 21-metre Contest 67CS remains at a size still well suited to owner and family operation yet with the cabin facility for professional crew should helping hands be preferred. Built to the exacting standards the world has learned to expect from the...
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  • 05 sep 2018
    Contest Yachts, Holland’s biggest semi-custom sailing yacht constructor, is delighted to inform press and public of the soon to come September launch of the first, exciting new 26-metre flagship Contest 85CS. The launch of the first Contest 85CS celebrates the largest of all Contest Yachts to date. And there’s much to say about this first of the line, commissioned for a world circumnavigation by an owner with very particular views on safety systems, deck layout and interior...
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  • 05 sep 2018
    Contest Yachts, Holland’s leading semi-custom yacht constructor, is delighted to display at HISWA in-water Boat Show (5 - 9 Sept.) yachts for both sailing and motor boating communities. For the sailor there is the latest launched 17-metre Contest 57CS and 13-metre 42CS performance bluewater sailing cruiser, and for the motor boater the highly acclaimed 16-metre 52MC motor cruiser. Contest 57CS This latest version of the Contest 57CS brings to the show a fine example of the high standards...
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  • 05 sep 2018
    Feadship is pleased to introduce Edwin Sneekes, who has just been appointed the new director of Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects.  Edwin joins the company after a successful career to date building and transforming companies as managing director, co-founder and change leader. He has been active in the sustainable energy and offshore sectors as well as the production industry and airport business. Edwin’s impressive experience with a wide range of innovative technologies is sure to...
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  • 05 sep 2018
    Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS is proud to announce the sale of a new 55-metre AMELS 180 (180 ft) from the AMELS Limited Editions range. With delivery of the yacht in spring 2019, the owner will take full advantage of the Limited Editions approach to combine individual design choices with fast delivery in less than a year. The owner, represented by Mark Woodmansey of Burgess, created the bespoke colour scheme in collaboration with exterior designer Tim Heywood and the AMELS Design team, while...
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  • 30 aug 2018
    If any superyacht deserves to spend time enjoying the unrivalled care of the Feadship refit and maintenance experts it must surely be Archimedes. Having recently completed an epic expedition into the Arctic, the captain and crew have this week received a warm welcome from the Feadship team who were delighted to welcome the yacht back for some richly deserved pampering and various upgrades.Since her launch in 2008, this 68-metre Feadship has logged over 210,000 nautical miles and has been...
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  • 29 aug 2018
    Leading maritime system integrators of electrical and automation systems Bakker Sliedrecht and RH Marine have partnered up. By joining forces, both companies can benefit from scaling-up and knowledge exchange and give a boost to innovation, such as ship automation, hybrid energy and cybersecurity. Both companies have traditionally been positioning themselves as independent system integrators of complex electrical and automation systems in the maritime industry. RH Marine was founded in 1860 and...
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  • 28 aug 2018
    Based on the slogan ´Amsterdam Your Superyacht Destination´ (#AmsterdamYSYD), HISWA Holland Yachting Group and Port of Amsterdam are bringing the wide selection of berths in the Amsterdam city centre, combined with the outstanding refit and maintenance facilities in the port area, to the target group’s attention. The outstanding accessibility, the attractiveness of the city, the non-tidal berths and the opportunity to call at other northern destinations such as London, Hamburg,...
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  • 28 aug 2018
    The HISWA Holland Yachting Group will celebrate its golden jubilee in 2019. Over the past 50 years, members of the association and the wider industry they serve have seen the enormous value of close cooperation and a truly professional approach. With the Dutch superyacht sector now having a global market share of close to 30 percent, the group will continue to lead the way in showcasing premium Dutch quality. The influential association known today as the HISWA Holland Yachting Group started out...
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  • 22 aug 2018
    Feadship has appointed Sipke Halbertsma as commercial director of its America office under managing director Ted McCumber. With more than three years of experience as Sales Manager at Feadship in Europe, Sipke is a well-known figure within the worldwide superyacht community. “Sipke will play a vital role in the contacts between the commercial team in the Netherlands and the many Feadship owners and prospects in the Americas,” comments Feadship marketing & brand director Farouk...
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