The Netherlands

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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.

  • Royal Huisman

    Second Dutch SY builder to set up shop in Amsterdam


    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. ...

  • Bravo Eugenia (Ph. Tom van Oossanen)

    Oceanco-BMT partnership yields first project


    A year after it was announced, the strategic partnership between Dutch superyacht builder Oceanco and British engineering giant BMT has yielded its first project.

  • De Keizer is working on 18 new-build projects and has done 34 refits in the past year

    Larger, more complex yachts fuel “rapid growth” at Dutch firm


    De Keizer Marine Engineering, a Dutch integrator of electrotechnical systems on sail and motor yachts, says its 2018 turnover ballooned by 45% to €50m and expects to repeat that in 2018.

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    Glomex the latest sponsor to sign up for Boat Builder Awards 2019


    Marine antenna manufacturer Glomex is to sponsor the Retail Marketing Initiative category at the 2019 Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, in association with Raymarine, bringing to 10 the number of category sponsors signed up to support the showcase event.