Royal Huisman joins Feadship with plans to open a yard in the city’s port

Royal Huisman of the Netherlands has agreed to open a yard in the Port of Amsterdam, making it the second Dutch superyacht builder, after Feadship, to do so as part of a drive to make Amsterdam a superyacht destination to lure maintenance and refit business away from, notably, Mediterranean yards.

The Port of Amsterdam will lease a site to Royal Huisman. Port of Amsterdam CEO Koen Overtoom called the deal “a boost to the manufacturing industry which adds significant value to our port [and] one step further toward fulfilling our goal of becoming a superyacht hub.’’

Royal Huisman CEO Jan Timmerman said the Amsterdam location will meet “growing demand from current and new owners,” especially for maintenance and refit services.

Feadship will open its new yard in the Port of Amsterdam this week.

In 2017, HISWA Holland Yachting Group, the trade lobby of Dutch builders and their suppliers, struck a partnership deal with the Port of Amsterdam to put the Dutch capital on the map as a superyacht destination and a business location for manufacturers and suppliers.

“This area has always been renowned for its craftsmanship and high-quality standards. We offer our customers a full package: construction, maintenance and refits,” said HHYG export director Jeroen Sirag.