Dutch Yacht Builders – Most iconic yachts built

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Dutch Yacht Builders – Most iconic yachts built

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22 Nov 2018

Dutch Yacht Builders – Most iconic yachts built

Dutch Domination: Dutch Yacht Builders Continue to Excel

Dutch yacht builders are a dominant force in the luxury yachting industry, with a large number of premier shipyards building spectacular custom and semi-custom superyachts in the Netherlands.

Dutch boat builders have consolidated a rich maritime tradition of boat-building, making a seamless transition from centuries of naval and commercial ship-building to constructing some of the finest luxury yachts on the planet for an elite clientele. Holland’s shipyards have become known for constructing high-tech, ultra-engineered superyachts, with a strong streak of innovation earning Dutch-built yachts a string of international superyacht awards.

Worth Avenue Yachts Dutch Yacht Builders:
Worth Avenue Yachts Dutch Yacht Builders

Working with some of the finest naval architects, interior designers and craftsmen on earth, Dutch yards have created a superb reputation for quality, as long-established shipyards such as Feadship, Hakvoort and Amels have been joined by the latest generation of cutting-edge yacht builders including Heesen and Oceanco.

In recent years, Dutch yacht builders have banded together to represent the country’s yacht-building experience at major international events such as the Monaco Yacht Show and FLIBS, where they have Dutch pavilions and launch their latest yachts and designs on their global debuts.

Below are some of the Dutch boat builders with a superb international reputation

Feadship is the partnership between two heritage Dutch shipyards, De Vries and Royal Van Lent, which have been building quality yachts since 1849. The Feadship superyacht fleet now numbers over 450, with a range of spectacular fully-custom yachts including the 50m M/Y BROADWATER for sale and the incredible 81m Mediterranean charter yacht, M/Y AIR.

Dutch Yacht Builders Feadship Motor Yacht Broadwater:
Dutch Yacht Builders Feadship Motor Yacht Broadwater

Established in 1918, Amels is a powerhouse of Northern European yacht building, creating both custom and limited edition series superyachts, as well as an industry-leading range of DAMEN support yachts. Magnificent Amels yachts currently on the market include M/Y LA FAMILIA, a 55m black hulled superyacht with beach club and helipad, while charterers can enjoy the supremely popular 52m M/Y LADY NAG NAG.

Hakvoort is another richly pedigreed superyacht builder in Holland, with a history dating back to 1919. Constructing semi-custom and custom motor and sailing yachts, Hakvoort made its name in the superyacht world with iconic yachts such as the 50m M/Y Lady M II, which won awards upon launch and is available for charter in the Bahamas and Caribbean.

Heesen joined the Dutch yachting fraternity with a big splash in 1979, rapidly becoming known for its sleek and sporty custom-built superyachts. Gaining international acclaim for ground-breaking superyachts like M/Y GALACTICA STAR, Heesen yachts for sale include the magnificent 55m M/Y QUITE ESSENTIAL with pool and wellness spa, as well as the ultra-sophisticated 46m M/Y BOOKENDS.

Oceanco is a major force in the large yacht market, now building unique custom superyachts over 80m in length. The 75m M/Y WHEELS is a fantastic example of the Oceanco brand, with her seven decks of luxury living, including a split-level master suite with mezzanine and a cinema. Stunning Oceanco superyachts for charter include the gorgeous M/Y HELIOS, a 59m with an airy contemporary interior and glass-walled Jacuzzi.

Mulder is a family owned shipyard with roots stretching back to 1938, and builds exemplary custom and semi-custom motor yachts up to 45m in length. Yacht guests wishing to experience Mulder yachts can do no better than to charter M/Y SOLIS, a 34m two-decked superyacht with a light-filled modern interior and Jacuzzi.

Dutch Yacht Builders Mulder Motor Yacht Solis:
Dutch Yacht Builders Mulder Motor Yacht Solis

Another standout Dutch yacht builder is Van der Valk, a high-quality shipyard in operation since 1967 and specialising in semi-custom explorer, expedition and flybridge yachts. Van der Valk yachts for sale include the new build Explorer37 Yacht, due for launch in 2019, and the 26m Raised Pilothouse yacht, launched in 2016.

These are just a select few of the premier Dutch yacht builders with vessels currently available for sale and charter. Dutch-built yachts are synonymous with quality, and it considered is a great privilege to own or charter these incredible vessels.


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