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

  • 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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  • 15 jan 2018
    Ngoni has completed a busy summer season of cruising in the Med. Royal Huisman is now in a position to release to you their entire photo and video library on this remarkable yacht, together with a substantive background briefing. There are over 500 as yet unpublished photos to draw upon and a wealth of useful information offering new story and visual angles. We have embedded some photographs into this email as an indication of what is available now from the password-protected Royal Huisman...
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  • 14 jan 2018
    Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS is hosting the 83-metre luxury yacht HERE COMES THE SUN (272 ft) for her worldwide show debut at the Miami Yacht Show from 15 to 19 February. HERE COMES THE SUN is the largest AMELS yacht delivered to date with a Gross Tonnage of 2,827. HERE COMES THE SUN will be the star of the show, occupying the show’s prime Island Gardens location Berth A1 reserved for the largest yacht. Rose Damen, AMELS Commercial Director: “We’re very excited to introduce...
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  • 14 jan 2018
    SMI Group in the Netherlands announces the acquisition of the Swissway brand per January 1st 2018. As Swissway srl did stop its activities per end of 2017, the SMI group formed the new company Swissway Marine Holland b.v. and has taken over the Swissway brand and her assets to continue the Swissway brand and to continue the delivery of this smart boarding equipment for yachts up to 30m.  The takeover of the brand and its IP will complete SMI’s existing yachting industry business...
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  • 02 jan 2018
    Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN is pleased to announce the sale of 55-metre NEW FRONTIERS (181 ft) from the Yacht Support range following the vessel’s appearance at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October. DAMEN’s next 55-metre is now under construction, driven by increasing demand for adventure. Yacht owners are discovering the incredible beauty of our underwater world – a market trend supported by DAMEN Yacht Support’s starring role in the BBC Blue Planet II...
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  • 18 dec 2017
    M2MBlue is an official partner of team Brunel during the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. The most experienced sailor of the Volvo Ocean Race ever known, Bouwe Bekking, is leading the Brunel team. Through this partnership M2MBlue is entering the sailing sport and wants to make a contribution towards the biggest global sailing event. M2MBlue is the connectivity specialist and by partnering with the Volvo Ocean Race, M2MBlue wants to present its qualities. M2MBlue supports team Brunel with 24 MiFi...
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  • 18 dec 2017
    Heesen is delighted to announce the sale of Project Maia (YN 18350), the first in the 50m Steel class designed by Clifford Denn. 2017 has been a record year for Heesen: Project Maia is the sixth yacht sold in the past 12 months and the fourth through our Fort Lauderdale office. The sale of Maia brings the total tonnage sold this year to an impressive 3,476GT. Chris Collins from Ocean Independence Fort Lauderdale introduced the client, an American serial yacht owner, who spent over a year...
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  • 13 dec 2017
    Heesen is pleased to announce that on Saturday, November 25, 2017 the joining of hull and superstructure of YN 18556 'Project Neptune' took place at the shipyard in Oss. Project Neptune is yet another example of Heesen's expertise in creating extremely efficient and luxurious custom yachts: British design firm H2 worked on the Heesen pre-engineered FDHF platform to create an innovative, timeless sleek profile that still retains the Heesen family look and feel. The design includes tenders...
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  • 13 dec 2017
    Feadship has celebrated a major milestone in the construction of its fourth shipyard, located in a prime water-side location in the heart of Amsterdam. In the presence of invited guests, the first concrete was poured into the giant drydock, part of an impressive feat of engineering involved in building such a facility in a city that is several metres under sea level. When completed at the end of 2018, the yard will also include a giant hall for building new superyachts of up to 160 metres in...
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  • 29 nov 2017
    Heesen has announced the sale of its 5th yacht in 2017. The FDHF Project Boreas has found an owner and will be delivered in 2019. A full-aluminium motoryacht built on the design and engineering platform of Nova Plus, Project Boreas offers fast yet very efficient performance thanks to its Fast Displacement Hull Form with a draft of  2.15 metres, all wrapped up in a contemporary exterior design by Omega Architects. The client, an experienced sailing yacht owner, was attracted by the...
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