Struik & Hamerslag Yacht Interiors and Refits (S&H) has announced plans to conmemorate its 50th anniversary.

Managing director Marco Struik, says the company is busy producing their commemorative 'Jubilee Book', and planning for a big party in September this year to celebrate the occasion.

With 15 projects booked, some going through his workshops right now, and more to follow on with completion dates through to 2017, Struik is confident about keeping its 200 highly skilled employees productively engaged for the foreseeable future.

S&H started off in what was then a very busy commercial shipping and offshore market in Holland. The turn around came in 1978 when an existing client from the commercial side asked to have his 65-metre yacht fitted out. Struik says that signalled a change of direction that has stood them in good stead ever since, with 85% of their 18 to 22 million euro a year turnover now coming from yacht interior projects.