The ground-breaking big fisher, Royal Huisman’s Project 406, left the shipyard’s inland new-build facilities in Vollenhove on 31 January for Amsterdam where it was launched on 1 February. It is the largest true sportfish yacht in the world. The hull of...
The Scintilla Maris was a 45.6-metre beam trawler launched in 1988. The new owner wanted a new build explorer vessel in existing hull, because of the quality of the hull: design, engineering and construction. The beam trawler was the first of eight sisterships built...
Dutch yacht building and short sea are doing well, but all other categories of the Dutch maritime manufacturing industry are struggling. Trade association Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) draws this conclusion in its annual report 2023. Yet, there is a silver...
When it comes to creating the future, politicians and activists tend to behave like the beginning of the text in a famous Queen hit: ‘I want it all and I want it now!’. But wise people know that Rome wasn’t built in a day. And anyone who paid even a little bit of...
The collaboration between ocean industries will need to intensify for the rapid buildout of offshore wind and aquaculture to coexist sustainably with other industries and the ecosystem. According to DNV’s Spatial Competition Forecast, the amount of ocean space...
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