HollandBloemsma Aluminiumbouw, a Dutch builder of aluminium hulls for superyachts, has acquired Jachtwerf Bloemsma Makkum for an undisclosed sum.

Jachtwerf Bloemsma Makkum, part of the Bloemsma Van Breemen Shipyard in the Netherlands, builds vessels of up to 158ft in length. Its production halls are located adjacent to the facilities of Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw, also in Makkum, just north of Amsterdam. Their size and location are said to offer major growth prospects for Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw, as well as obvious logistical benefits.

The new Bloemsma yard will focus on aluminium hulls and superstructure parts for motoryachts.

“The significantly increased capacity of Bloemsma will enable this ambitious company to respond even better to the growing demand for larger structures and the highest quality in aluminium construction,” says the company in a statement.

Founded by Willem Bloemsma in 1974, Jachtwerf Bloemsma Makkum has built around 136 steel and aluminium hulls over the years, switching to building complete yachts from the 1990s onwards.

Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw started operations in 1993, focusing on high-grade aluminium hulls for sailing yachts and superstructure parts for motoryachts in the superyacht segment. The company also builds classic yachts, including hulls for the legendary J-Class vessels.