Who are the owners of Dutch yards building superyachts

28th of October 2014

Amels Serenity J, hull 468, Astrid Conroy and Volpini cr 60pc

Company owned:

Amels: Founded 1918, bought by Damen Shipyards Group in 1991

Claasen Shipyards: Founded 1985, bought by Mr Jan Hart in 2008. He also owns Bloemsma van Breemen shipyard and

subcontractor Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw

Heesen Yachts: Founded 1978, owner Frans Heesen sold his stake in 2008 to Russian Topaz Investment International

Royal van Lent (Feadship): Founded 1849, sold to investment company Egeria in 2006. Sold by Egeria in 2008 to French

luxury conglomerate LVMH

Jongert Yachts: Founded 1953, bought by VeKa Group in 2009

Oceanco Yachts: Founded 1992, bought by Omani businessman Mohammed al-Barwani from Greek shipping magnate

Theodore Angelopoulos in 2010

ICON Yachts: Founded 2006, bought by Russian Alexander Mazanov in 2014

Royal Huisman, Founded 1884, bought by Doeksen Shipyard in 2014

Family owned:

Royal de Vries (Feadship), founded 1906

Hakvoort Shipyards, founded 1919

Mulder Shipyard, founded 1938

Vitters Yachts, founded 1990

Two new Feadship yacht cascos underway to Royal de Vries Aalsmeer

28th of October 2014

Feadship casco 2 bw Feadship casco side stern 2 bw Feadship De Vries casco 2 bw

Photos taken in Leimuiden by MrExumas. Built by Slob Shipyard, these probably are two of three similar sized

(33.6m or 110 ft) projects designed by Bannenberg & Rowell. Feadship CEO Henk de Vries talks about

build numbers 691, 692 and 693 in this interview

Heesen’s 55m (180 ft) Fast Displacement motoryacht Alida

28th of October 2014

Heesen 55m Alida rendering

Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF). Top speed: 16 kn, cruising speed: 13 kn. 4,500 nautical mile range.

More information on the yard’s new website: Heesen Yachts

Other news:

Following her refit and sea trails Feadship’s 65m (213 ft) Callisto has left Holland and is on her way to Gibraltar: MarineTraffic

Moonen Yachts have launched their new website

Sailing yacht Antares on her way to Royal Huisman for a refit: Youtube

Storm Yachts’ X-65 Wheelhouse and S-78 at the outfitting location

28th of October 2014

Storm Yachts X-65 and S-78

More information on the S-78: Storm Yachts. Cost of a new S-78 apparently about 3.6 million euros

New K&M 17m (56 ft) Dykstra designed casco transported to Italy

28th of October 2014

Transport Bestevaer 56 truck K&M Bestevaer 56 naar Italia

Interior and technical installation will be finished by the owner himself, more photos: Alu56 Blogspot

More details on Oceanco Y711 – Vitters 3069 “Project 85″ sailing yacht

25th of October 2014

Y711 Oceanco Vitters 3069 sailing yacht cr 50pc

When completed the yacht will probably like this Tripp Design rendering: Superyachttimes

Last week two 91m (298 ft) masts, built by Southern Spars, arrived at the Oceanco yard: Charterworld


Length over all: 86m (282 ft), beam: 14.5m (47,5 ft), gross tonnage: 1538 tons, interior by Dolker + Voges, twelve guests,

eighteen crew, delivery: mid 2015. More photos: DMY Y711

Video of Heesen’s 46.7m (153 ft) 2008 built motoryacht Mon Plaisir

24th of October 2014

Feadship’s ROCK.IT and Balk Shipyard’s Mikhail S. Vorontsov Amsterdam-West

23rd of October 2014

Balk Shipyard Vorontsov Feadship ROCK.IT Alaskahaven 40pc Ceres terminal Amsterdam Alaskahaven Feadship 30pc

Both moored at the Ceres container terminal, Alaskahaven, Amsterdam-West. ROCK.IT close to delivery.

Schooner Vorontsov was launched February 2013. She was intended as a charter boat in the Med for 450,000 euros per

week. But the yacht has been moored at Alaskahaven for about one and a half years now.

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