Dutch shipyard plans to use the facilities of Holland Jachtbouw (HJB) in Amsterdam. Royal Huisman’s purpose built home base in Vollenhove is located on an area of over 30,000sq m consisting of five main shipbuilding halls. The shipyard also have access to a 300,000sq m site in Germany following an agreement with Emden Dockyard.

Royal Huisman in the Netherlands has announced that it plans to use the facilities of Holland Jachtbouw (HJB) in Amsterdam. The move follows on from the anticipated termination of business by HJB after the passing away of founder Chris Gongriep.

The 12,000sq m facility of HJB in Amsterdam incorporates three state-of-the-art halls with a maximum length of 60m, all overlooking 120m of waterfront with convenient access to open sea, all available for new-build, refit and commissioning.

Roemer Boogaard, managing director of Royal Huisman, comments: “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”.

Royal Huisman’s purpose built home base in Vollenhove is located on an area of over 30,000sq m consisting of 5 main shipbuilding halls. The shipyard also have access to a 300,000sq m site in Germany following an agreement with Emden Dockyard.