The Netherlands

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    2019 DAME charities revealed


    METSTRADE organiser Amsterdam RAI has announced that the proceeds of this year’s DAME Design Award will be shared amongst two charities – Sailing4handicaps and the Little Optimist Trust.

  • Hans Roelants, general manager for Sea Ray in Amsterdam

    Sea Ray names new general manager


    Hans Roelants is returning to the Brunswick Corporation fold after two years, having been named as general manager for Sea Ray in the Amsterdam office.

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    Busy spring for Royal Huisman


    Spring 2019 has been a busy one for Dutch yacht manufacturer Royal Huisman, with the opening of a new, second location on the Amsterdam waterfront and considerable progress made toward completion of the fast motoryacht Project Phi.

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    WhisperPower introduces latest LiFePO4 battery


    Dutch power and propulsion specialist WhisperPower has introduced its latest Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery, the Ion Power Basic. Designed as a suitable alternative to the conventional lead-acid battery, it has a lifespan that is up to three times longer.

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    Dutch marine wholesaler reports strong Q1


    Allpa Marine Equipment, a Dutch wholesaler with branches in the Netherlands and Germany, has reported an 8% jump in turnover in the first quarter of 2019, with sales benefitting from “nice weather” during the start of the year.

  • Vitters co-owner Louis Hamming

    Vitters, Royal Huisman stay the course in a tough market


    In the tough and tiny niche of super sailing yachts, Vitters Shipyard and Royal Huisman hold their own, serving younger clients new products and services that are sometimes out of their comfort zones.

  • The Sunseeker 161 Yacht is due for launch in 2021

    Sunseeker 161 Yacht to launch in 2021


    The first hull in the Sunseeker 161 Yacht series, built in collaboration with ICON Yachts of the Netherlands, is taking shape and due for launch in 2021. Built at ICON’s Harlingen shipyard, the new flagship vessel will be Sunseeker’s first aluminium-hulled yacht in the all-important 50m sector.

  • Rik Breur says his Finsulate antifouling fiber wrap prevents the growth of algae, barnacles and mussels on hulls

    Finsulate antifouling gets Dutchman into inventor awards finals


    Nothing gets more attached to a boat, apart from the owner, than marine life teeming below it. Fighting hull fouling costs the global boat and shipping sectors a fortune each year and is environmentally unsound.

  • Feadship's eco-friendly new hall is covered by 2,300 solar panels

    Feadship opens fourth yard in Port of Amsterdam


    Dutch superyacht-builder Feadship has officially opened its fourth yard, a vast and eco-friendly complex in the Port of Amsterdam. The inauguration by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands coincided with the 170th anniversary of Royal van Lent Shipyard, a constituent member of the Feadship alliance.

  • Project Cosmos will be Heesen's largest yacht to date

    Dutch yard starts on 80m superyacht with radical ‘backbone’ hull


    Hot on the heels of two “incredibly successful” years, Heesen Yachts has unveiled a patented “backbone” hull design to solidify the Dutch builder’s name and reputation as a maker of very fast superyachts.