Royal Huisman Takes on Holland Jachtbouw Yard
Royal Huisman, a Dutch shipyard that specialises in the building and repair of sailing yachts, said that it will take over the Holland Jachtbouw facility in Amsterdam for further expansion.
The facility, which entered the ownership of the Port of Amsterdam on May 14, will now be leased to Royal Huisman, which will dedicate the yard to its future new-build and refit projects.
"With the arrival of Royal Huisman, the port of Amsterdam has attracted yet another yacht manufacturer with a Royal Charter," said a release from Amsterdam port.
Royal Huisman is the second superyacht manufacturer to join the port of Amsterdam community, following Feadship Royal van Lent, which opened its facilities there in 2016. The arrival of Royal Huisman will generate high-quality jobs in, as well as bring innovation and craftsmanship to, the Amsterdam region.
Port of Amsterdam CEO Koen Overtoom said: "Our acquisition of the wharf and the decision to lease it to Royal Huisman is a boost to the manufacturing industry, which adds significant value to our port."
"It is also an excellent way for us to promote our “Port of Partnerships” concept. The arrival of Royal Huisman to the Amsterdam port region is one step further towards fulfilling our goal of becoming a superyacht hub. The Amsterdam area is highly sought-after by yacht manufacturers owing to its highly skilled workforce, international airport and the celebrated Dutch sense of enterprise," Koen added.
Jan Timmerman, CEO of Royal Huisman said: "In extending our facilities in the Amsterdam region, we will be able to properly meet the growing demand among current and new customers. This second wharf will, over a longer period of time, serve as an excellent addition to our existing site in Vollenhove, both for new builds and for refits."