Yachts from Holland
Yachts from Holland
For brokers a single point of contact is able to conveniently provide them with a host of information. The Embassy can assist with finding particular talents or skill sets, establishing time frames for projects, providing information on finders fee’s, providing information on current successful projects and organizing and facilitating any exploratory trips to the yards in Holland to see work first hand.
Offering inspiration and ideas on the world of yachting possibilities from Holland means a clear path is laid to find the perfect yacht or design for any requirement. The embassy prides itself on providing meaningful support to achieve the best outcome for the broker and their client.
During the Dutch Golden Age of trade in the 1600s, half of all commercial cargo in the world was carried on vessels from Holland. It also has a rich history in terms of sailing for pleasure. The first yacht in the world was built in Holland in 1584 for the Dutch prince Maurits, the first marina was built in 1622 in Amsterdam and it may come as no surprise that the word yacht originally comes from the Dutch language.
'The first yacht in the world was built in Holland in 1584 for the Dutch prince Maurits'
Astrong reputation for design and construction, along with an excellent English speaking workforce known for honesty and integrity, are just some of the reasons Dutch shipyards receive commissions from buyers across the globe. Many of the country’s yards are household names in the yachting world, including Feadship, Royal Huisman, Oceanco and Vitters. What’s more, all the Netherlands’ main suppliers are located within a short distance or each other. Holland is a small country and this incredibly productive industry is all within a 200 km radius. Access to the country is easy via the major European airport hub of Schiphol Amsterdam, making life simple for owners and their reps during build.
They are an excellent alternative to (GRP) production series yachts. The Embassy aims to guide brokers in finding the right yacht for their client. While there are models which have already proven their worth, there are also opportunities to benefit from Holland’s top naval architects and designers by building a yacht from scratch. The Embassy aims to find the right sparring partners to discuss client needs, and the appropriate yard to suit any budget and style.