Balk Shipyard teams up with motion control specialist DMS Holland to operate its first AntiRoll installation facility in Northern Europe.

Balk Shipyard in the Netherland has teamed up with motion control specialist DMS Holland to operate its first AntiRoll installation facility in Northern Europe.

Patrick Noor, director of DMS Holland, comments: “We have always said that the Netherlands is our primary market area. Our DMS stabilization AntiRoll system does of course have an extensive international appeal but we wanted to start with an installation facility here in the Netherlands first.

Noor explains: “The high-tech nature of our systems demands a cutting edge partner for installation. In that respect, Balk Shipyard was an easy choice. This shipyard has all the required technical expertise, the logistics and the organizational facilities for a professional installation.”

This partnership enhances Balk’s existing range of refit services. For DMS Holland it means they are able to offer AntiRoll customers an experienced, skilled and high quality installation point.

“We reached a decision pretty quickly”, says Daan Balk, CEO of Balk Shipyard. “These are the sort of innovations our customers are looking for. An ideal preferred supplier. In addition, DMS Holland’s service-focused and no-nonsense attitude is absolutely in line with our approach to business. For us, this opportunity to incorporate installation also represents a valuable chance to branch out.”

Balk continues: “There is no other country within the yachting industry with such a concentrated amount of specialized yacht builders and suppliers in a radius of approximately 200km. That has the potential for some serious effectiveness throughout the yachting industry and we, here in the Netherlands, really should be taking advantage of that a lot more,” he concludes.