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

  • 17 apr 2019
    Kick starting the new European sailing season, Contest Yachts have just celebrated their 60 years of fine yacht building with a fantastic transformation of construction hall to big-top party venue for the 180 partying Contest owners joining the anniversary celebrations. Starting as an Open Day with yard and yacht tours, guests also enjoyed discussion with key suppliers such as Mastervolt, North Sails, Selden, Kuiper Insurance, RobWink watermakers, Rake Rigging and  more. And making a...
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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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  • 26 sep 2018
    New pavilion location at the heart of the show with a fleet of top Dutch superyachts With a record market share and more orders than ever on its books, the Dutch superyacht sector is booming. The presentations at this year’s Monaco show by members of the Holland Yachting Group – yards, suppliers & partners alike – reflect the confidence of these leading exponents of their craft. If you’re attending the show between now and Saturday, a visit to the new Holland Pavilion...
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  • 10 sep 2018
    Contest Yachts, Holland’s biggest semi-custom sailing yacht constructor, is excited to have on display at Southampton the latest launched Contest 42CS performance bluewater cruiser. Hitting the sweet spot in terms of size, space and capability, the 13-metre Contest 42CS provides the perfect entry point not just to Contest yachting, but to this high level of hand-built luxury yachting. The Contest 42CS also provides the widest range of cabin and cockpit arrangements for any yacht of this...
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  • 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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  • 11 jun 2018
    The 2018 Sevenstar Contest Cup, sailed over the first weekend in June off Medemblik, Holland, brought together a strong fleet of 31 Contest yachts to celebrate the 15th running of this single class annual event hosted by the constructor of these highly regarded Dutch-built performance bluewater yachts. With racing split between three classes, the two-day event is styled also to encourage participation of sailors less inclined to race so includes touring and more leisurely activities, plus of...
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  • 16 mei 2018
    The steady stream of superyachts being launched in Holland is the most visible sign of the prominence of the Dutch superyacht industry. Now, with the release of the industry statistics for 2017, there are some impressive hard facts to back up a story of ongoing growth. The Dutch saw their market share in the total value of global superyacht deliveries rise from 21.6% in 2016 to almost 30% in 2017, an increase of  7.6% on the 2016 figure. With 21 superyachts launched for owners around the...
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  • 19 jan 2018
    Now well on the way to her 2018 launch, the new 26-metre flagship Contest 85CS is in the fitting out hall where engineering and systems installation are progressing well, in line with joinery both on and off the yacht as base furnishing structure and modules progress through the cabinet making department. It is an exciting time for the Contest Team seeing this first of the line taking shape. She’s going to be seriously good fun to sail and also to live on board in such extreme comfort....
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