University Of Applied Sciences


Shipyard Report: Abeking & Rasmussen

111 years of success by designWhen Georg Abeking and Henry Rasmussen from Denmark established their boat and yacht yard 111 years ago, it is likely that neither of them suspected at that time that their small shipyard, headquartered in Lemwerder next to Bremen, would one day evolve into a world-renowned company known for building first class vessels.Today the company, which has been transferred into a European Company (Societas Europaea, SE), is a company that designs and manufactures, among other things. Included in this mix are some of the world’s most luxurious yachts.

Jean-Gabriel Tridon (Photo: Blohm+Voss)

Blohm+Voss Strengthens Team

Blohm+Voss has appointed Jean-Gabriel Tridon as General Manager and Dieter Pladeck as Finance Director for its new maintenance and refit facility in La Ciotat in the south of France. The company has filled the two management positions only two weeks after winning the local tender of La Ciotat Shipyards for the setting up of the new site. In La Ciotat, Blohm+Voss will focus on the maintenance and refit of megayachts of over 80 meters in length. Fred van Beers, Chief Executive Officer at Blohm+Voss: “We are filling these key positions with familiar faces.

The Ocean View lounge (Photo: Feadship)

Underwater Lounge Concept Wins Dutch Award

One of the top national maritime awards in the Netherlands has been won by a student working on his thesis project with us at Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects. Big congratulations are due to Victor Verhulst for his design for the exciting Ocean View underwater lounge concept. Victor is a student at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and – as part of our investment in the future of marine education – we were delighted to welcome him to the Feadship De Voogt offices in Haarlem to work on his thesis.