Dutch superyacht-builder Jongert has been sold to Acico Yachts of the Netherlands for an undisclosed sum.
the news comes not long after Jongert told Superyacht Business, that it was actively seeking an investor after falling on hard times.
Acico Yachts was founded in 2010 after the takeover of Dutch Yacht Builders. In the past five years, the company has delivered the 49m MY Nassima, the 47m MY Lady Dee, and the AY74. Acico has also built hulls and superstructures for other Dutch shipyards as well as Germany’s Drettmann Yachts.
Jongert, a brand founded in 1953, specialises in semi-custom and custom sailing and motoryachts of up to 60m. Its strength, however, lies in performance and cruising sailing yachts.
Following the acquisition, all Acico yachts will take on the Jongert brand name. Acico will also relocate production to Jongert’s Wieringerwerf shipyard in the north of Holland. The facilities cover a site that spans 44,000sq m, with direct waterfront access, three large production halls and three dedicated workshops devoted to metal work, carpentry, paint work and varnishing.
“This takeover strengthens our position and allows us to be one of the few Dutch shipyards that offer its clients the full expertise of yacht building under one roof,” says Acico MD Christian Bolinger. “We can now facilitate total in-house production of superyachts that span up to 60m in length, to the highest quality standard in modern facilities.
“The Jongert heritage is already in our veins as many of our 50-plus craftsmen have a long history as former employees at Jongert,” he adds. “By merging the two companies, a wealth of experience and know-how is reunited and readily available in our service to our clients.”
The new organisation, says Acico, will continue to serve two different markets – sailing and motor yachts.