The Dutch don’t like to blow their own trumpets, which is why one of our most famous sayings, roughly translated, is ‘keep it normal’. Nonetheless it behoves me to say that the last couple of years have been impressive ones for the Dutch superyacht cluster.
It was a fine achievement that HISWA Holland Yachting Group members won both the motoryacht (Feadship) and sailing yacht (Vitters) of the year prizes at this year’s World Superyacht Awards. Claasen Shipyard, Mulder Shipyard, Heesen Yachts and Holland Jachtbouw all won their categories on the same evening. And four other Dutch yards were finalists, emphasizing the breadth of talent we have in the Netherlands and the superlative quality on offer to owners in the know.
These results come on the back of some impressive numbers. Having made 21 deliveries in 2015, members of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group also received orders for another 24 superyachts last year averaging 56 metres, an increase of 26.3% on 2014. The forecast for 2016 is 25 deliveries with a total length of 1425 metres. There are two other figures that are important to mention as they allow us to see a bigger picture. Holland was responsible for a quarter of the world’s deliveries in terms of value in 2015 and the average value of those superyachts was €52 million, twice the average build worldwide.
Read their story and come and visit us at the Holland Pavilion at 11.509 during METSTRADE and catch up with the leading innovative yacht suppliers: Piet Brouwer, Rondal, Radio Zeeland DMP, Heinen & Hopman, Naiad Dynamics, Van Berge Henegouwen, Tijssen Elektro, RH Marine, Hydromar, Cramm Yachting Systems, Totallux, Marquip, Huisman Etech and DMS Holland.
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Export Director HISWA Holland Yachting Group