Royal Huisman to lease Holland Jachtbouw docks

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Royal Huisman intends to lease the production facilities of the Holland Jachtbouw shipyard in Amsterdam. On 20 January the owner of Holland Jachtbouw announced to the shipyard's employees that it was shutting down. The news of the closure was preceded by the sudden death of its founder Chris Gongriep.

Royal Huisman is leasing all three of Holland Jachtbouw's three production docks with a total area of 12,000 square meters. The docks are equipped to repair and build yachts of up to 60m.

The yard has also stated that it is considering moving the commissioning of the yachts to the Holland Jachtbouw yard which has access to 120m of shoreline.

«We are saddened that a yard such as Holland Jachtbouw has ceased to exist,' said Royal Huisman managing director Roemer Boogaard, 'but hope to keep the Netherlands on the map as an important hub for superyacht owners given our plans to diversify our motor and sailing yachting sectors».

With the addition of the Amsterdam facility, the number of Royal Huisman production sites will increase to three. The yard has also recently signed a contract for the exclusive use of 300,000 square feet of the Emden Dockyard in Germany. This is where the Dutch shipbuilder has relocated its Huisfit refit and repair facility.

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