The Dutch yard has been acquired by Malta-based MSAR

Jack Wijnants

Jack Wijnants, owner of MSAR, AmaSea and Jetten Jachtbouw

Jetten Jachtbouw of the Netherlands has been sold to MSAR, a Malta-based group of companies owned by Jack Wijnants.

MSAR builds 15m-42m patrol, rescue and multi-purpose boats. In addition, the group owns luxury catamarans brand AmaSea Yachts, and has now added Jetten Jachtbouw to its asset portfolio.

“The plan for Jetten Jachtbouw is to step away from the traditional Dutch building in steel and aluminium,” says Wijnants. “We are moving towards vacuum infused, carbon reinforced GRP, which is unique for a Dutch shipyard.

“We have maintained five key Jetten employees for the restart,” he adds. “We already have a new strategy for the brand, which is going to be building luxurious, stylish yachts up to 100ft with spacious interiors, top level finishing, and low fuel consumption and maintenance costs.”

The first model of the new Jetten Jachtbouw range features exterior and interior by famous Dutch designer Cor D Rover, who works with a number of high-profile shipyards, including Royal Huisman, Horizon, Sirena, Zeelander Yachts and Van der Valk.

Jetten Jachtbouw will reveal more details about the new boat at the upcoming Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show 2019, which runs from October 30 to November 3.