Dutch superyacht builders Royal Huisman are to take over the facilities of Holland Jachtbouw (HJB) in Amsterdam following the anticipated termination of business by HJB after the passing away of founder Chris Gongriep.
Together with their home base in Vollenhove covering an area of over 30,000 m2 with of 5 main shipbuilding halls and the use of the 300,000 m2 Emden Dockyard in Germany the new facility adds an Amsterdam presence for the yard
The 12,000 m2 HJB facility in Amsterdam incorporates 3 ship building halls with a maximum length of 60m, all overlooking 120m of waterfront with convenient access to open sea. All are suitable for new-build, refit and commissioning purposes
Roemer Boogaard, managing director of Royal Huisman, “We regret to see a yard like HJB eventually cease to exist, but we do hope that with the intention of Royal Huisman to acquire the facilities we are able to keep the Netherlands firmly on the map for superyacht owners, keeping in mind our plans for diversification in the motor and sailing yacht sector”.
No further details are available at this time.